Tireless investigator of dance music's mechanisms and working parts, and head of respected experimental label Presto!?,
the Italian musician produced one of the last couple of years most unique albums "Quantum Jelly" (on label Editions Mego).

An amazing deconstruction of sound and rave culture in the 90's, carefully analysing it's constituent parts for reuse
in a very different context, with repetition and isolation as key concepts.
His work explores the idea of the "buildup" found in euphoric dance music as a starting point to make a non-uplifting,
more introspective piece that implicitly preserves its emotional tension and drama. The music often begins with one
simple idea or musical pattern, forcing it into a sonic spiral of percussive, endlessly contagious, arpeggiated melodies.

Lorenzo Senni, who coined the term "Pointillistic Trance" to define his approach on Quantum Jelly, is described as
a sadistic scientist that is ripping the spinal cord out of trance and dangling it in front of our eyes.

With his side project STARGATE, released on the italian Hundebiss, with "Hexplore Superfluidity" and played extensively
around Europe in 2013. Lorenzo Senni is also part of the power-trio One Circle along with Vaghe Stelle & A:RA.

As founder of Presto!? Records, he has released albums by a number of internationally acclaimed artists including Florian Hecker,
Carsten Holler, DJ Stingray, Carl Michael Von Hausswolff, Palmistry, Marcus Schmickler, just to name a few.

He has composed music for Cinema, Theater and the soundtrack for last Yuri Ancarani award-winning movie "Da Vinci",
showed at 55th Venice Biennale – Best international short film " @RIDM – Montreal – Award for Most Technically Innovative
Film at ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL 51st EDITION. He also wrote music for R'n'B singer Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well.

Lorenzo Senni played international festival CTM 13 Golden Age, SONAR 2013 20th Anniversary , Supersimetria, Club To Club, Donau Festival,
has exhibited his work and carried out performances at Macba (Barcelona), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Casa da Musica (Porto), Auditorium Rai (Torino), Berghain (Berlin),
SPACE (London), Gasconade (Milan), Zabludowicz Foundation (London), 1M3 (Lausanne), S.M.A.K. (Ghent), ICA (London)

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"QUANTUM JELLY" LP (Editions Mego, October 2012) - press


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There's a great John Peel quote from the nineties, where, amused by the surging popularity of Squarepusher et al,
he quipped "I like the idea of 'Intelligent Dance Music', because it forces us to admit that such a thing as unintelligent dance music exists."

Lorenzo Senni is an Italian man responsible for simply one of the best patterns of sound this year
("albums", we think the Mercury Music Prize call them) in the not so much mind-blowing as mind-rewiring
Quantum Jelly (Editions Mego). He is a man who thinks far too much about dance music.
Who thinks about it to a molecular level. He thinks about the quantum theory of dance music, devotes his life
to mapping its genome, and then makes records that sound like X-rays of dance music. Sort of.
Quantum Jelly, in fact, is almost impossible to put into words - so we won't bother - we just know that
when we listen to it we hear all of music in a slightly different way to how we've heard it before.
And what more could anyone ask of an album in 2012 than that?? Just listen to it, honestly.
(Also, everything is recorded with just one synth one-take with no overdubs! Holy fuck, it's like he's ripping t
he spinal cord out of trance and dangling it in front of our eyes like a crazy, sadistic scientist.)

FACT - 34th / 50 BEST ALBUMS OF 2012

Last year, AraabMusik won plenty of hearts (not to mention a fair few detractors) with Electronic Dream, an album that reimagined
naff Eurotrance as ecstatic thug-rap. Lorenzo Senni's Quantum Jelly, by contrast, isn't going to lead to an Ultra Music co-sign,
but it's a similarly fascinating exercise in trance deconstructionism. The Milanese multi-disciplinary artist borrows the genre's
strobing lead-lines, and expurgates literally everything else. The results – spiralling Energy 52 hooks, left to hang in a vacuum,
forever – are as enthralling as they are uncanny. Mego calls Quantum Jelly "non-uplifting"; we'd plump for "shard-trance"


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