Warp wunderkind Lorenzo Senni can now announce details of the vinyl release of the original soundtrack for short film The Challenge. The release exposes Lorenzo Senni as a musical chameleon – blending the sound into the body of the film, making the music a collaborative character rather than an accompaniment. The producer may be best known for his trance explorations, but this really does expose him as an artist who can wring the emotion from his music. The soundtrack, a collaboration with Francesco Fantini, was recorded with a full orchestra and is both uplifting and joyous with a hint of melancholia. The release comes as a very limited edition deluxe 32 page photo book with 10” vinyl designed by Davide Mosconi.
The Challenge, directed by Yuri Ancarani, is a anthropological documentary observing the curious hobbies of the rich in the desert. Ranging from bidding for birds to Sunday-driving with exotic cats in SUVs around the desert, it’s a playful remark on a rarely seen subject.
Lorenzo Senni and Yuri Ancarani will be in conversation on the film, soundtrack and creating together at Rough Trade Brooklyn and Rough Trade East, London in March, full dates to be announced.