MENTI SINGOLE VOL.2 by LEONARDO MARTELLI

SKU101002
ArtistLEONARDO MARTELLI
TitleMENTI SINGOLE VOL.2
LabelANTINOTE
Catalog #ATN 040
Genre
ReleaseWeek 05 - 2018 Week - 2018
FormatVinyl - EU12''
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Tracks

  1. Micaela
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/m/101002_menti_singole_vol.2/1_micaela.mp3
  2. Alice
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/m/101002_menti_singole_vol.2/2_alice.mp3
  3. Laura
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/m/101002_menti_singole_vol.2/3_laura.mp3
  4. Sofia
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/m/101002_menti_singole_vol.2/4_sofia.mp3

Description

Sparse, clear-cut and slightly nerve-racking, Micaella opens the record with the precision of a neurosurgeon. The song can be seen in many ways as a good introduction to the music of the Italian musician – past and probably future. Ethereal string machines balance the nagging acid leitmotiv: as often with Martelli’s music, there’s something going on in the background, some anonymous forces operating off-screen.

We can make the same assessment with Alice, the most obviously desperate tune on the record: the sad synth melody comes in as if it was trying to fill an emotional void, but the supposedly reassuring sentence is not complete, notes are missing. On Laura – just like with Alice – Martelli keeps on playing with the potential of abstraction of rap samples, a process we’re familiar with since Previsto.

Sofia gives a particularly striking example of this weird game he likes to play as Biggie Smalls’ words get progressively eviscerated from their meaning. Backed by bare percussive samples (a numerical metronome, copyright-free digital ersatz of percussions), Sofia depicts – without any artifice – despair in a post-industrial world, where everything has lost any sense of materiality – while Previsto was still set in a industrial world of steaming factories. Disarmingly simple, Menti Singole Vol.2 offers electronic mourning music at its most elegant.