Review: Following cassette and vinyl EPs on New York Haunted, Mixed-Up and Antinote, Leonardo Martinelli returns to the latter with his first full-length offering. Decidedly fuzzy and crusty sounding - presumably a by-product of his 'straight to tape' approach - Previsto casually ambles between deep, languid techno, shuffling IDM, gentle, late night melodiousness (the excellent "Legrande Metropolitane"), ghostly ambience (the mesmerizing "La Luna"), and the kind of angular machine music that was once the hallmark of Autechre's finest productions ("Lo Schema"). He finishes with a wonky flourish, too, in the shape of the hugely evocative title track.
Review: One last call of business before a well-earned summer break sees Antinote introduce Leonardo Martelli who's Menti Singole single again proves what a vital and interesting label the Paris concern has become under the tutelage of Quentin Vandewalle. Leonardo Martelli is a relative newcomer from Foligno in Italy, with just one prior cassette behind him, which appeared on Drvg Cvltvre's New York Haunted label. There is a distinct electro flavour hovering over Martelli's Antinote debut, placing it in stark contrast to the breezy pop of the Domenique Dumont release or Paki & Visnadi's poised ambience. Of course there is still plenty of room for the kind of leftfield meandering that Antinote has made its name on, but with a more forthright club purpose beating at its heart.