Lorenzo Senni & Francesco Fantini
The King of New-New Tranceland aka Lorenzo Senni comes through with something completely different here. Yuri Ancarani’s 2016 film The Challenge was a study in opulence, dealing as it did with the hobbies and pastimes of Qatari sheikhs. Senni and Francesco Fantini’s music for them takes the ideas of Senni’s solo work - slowly-evolving cells of melody, richly evocative chord progressions - and transplants them from modular to orchestra. The record’s packaging - a 10”, housed in gold-embossed inner sleeve, itself nestled in a 32-page photo booklet - is as ostentatious as the film’s subject matter. Limited to 500 copies.