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About Lorenzo Senni

Lorenzo Senni is an Italian experimental musician and visual artist best known for deconstructing the epic build-ups and ecstatic synthesizer arpeggios of '90s trance and hard techno, dubbing his style "pointillistic trance." Senni first got into music through punk and hardcore, initially playing guitar as a youth before moving on to drums. After discovering experimental rock and noise, he was in an improvisational group called Le Harmacy, which released a split cassette with a then-unknown Talibam! in 2007. Senni then started making glitchy laptop electronic music influenced by labels such as Raster-Noton and Mego. His first album, Early Works, was a split release between his own label Presto!? and Kesh Recordings, run by Simon Scott of Slowdive. Senni's second album Dunno followed in 2010. After its release, Senni became interested in exploring elements of trance, minus the beats. A 2012 12" EP titled Hexplore Superfluidity, released under the name Stargate, was a step in a different direction, but was far more rhythmic than his earlier work. However, it was Quantum Jelly, Senni's 2012 debut for Editions Mego, which focused on deconstructed trance. The album was created using a Roland JP8000 synthesizer, and all of the tracks were live one-take recordings. The album received critical acclaim, and following two EPs Senni released as part of collaborative project One Circle, Superimpositions appeared on Boomkat Editions in 2014. The album was a more fleshed-out development of the Quantum Jelly sound, and garnered even more praise. Two years later, Senni signed to Warp (home to Oneohtrix Point Never, another Editions Mego alumni, who flirted with deconstructed trance on 2015's Garden of Delete) and released Persona, an EP that was even more melodic, structured, and song-like than his prior work. ~ Paul Simpson

Milan, Italy

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