Scacco Matto
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Scacco Matto

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Lorenzo Senni, trance’s premier deconstructionist, debuts on Warp with Scacco Matto, his first LP since 2014's Superimpositions.

Senni has been turning heads for over a decade now - however his star has risen greatly since the release of the exceptional 2017 single XAllegroX / The Shape Of Trance To Come, a record which solidified both Senni’s ‘Pointillistic Trance’ style and his status as one of modern electronic music's most vital artists.

Across its eight tracks Scacco Matto demonstrates once more that Senni's maximalist style can be deployed to summon both club heft and depth of feeling.

Rather than utilising a wide array of instrumentation, Senni selects his sounds carefully in a manner not dissimilar to early Sophie singles like Bipp. Despite not using drum machines Senni is still able to whip up rhythmic frenzies on cuts like The Power Of Failing and XBreakingEdgeX. The latter is one of several track-titles here which shows off Senni’s humorous side (see also Wasting Time Writing Lorenzo Senni Songs).

This playfulness also translates into the music at times, with Move in Silence (Only Speak When It’s Time to Say Checkmate) full of the zippy synth runs one finds in Murlo tracks.

The grandiose builds that underpinned XAllegroX and The Shape Of Trance To Come resurface here too. Dance Tonight Revolution Tomorrow appears particularly indebted to those tracks, its powerful chords swelling across seven-and-a-half minutes to summon up huge emotion in the listener. There is also great punch to Scacco Matto's opener Discipline Of Enthusiasm.

This is a hugely exciting release - get your copy today!