THE CHALLENGE - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK HAND SIGNED
"Alongside soundtrack composer Francesco Fantini, Lorenzo Senni makes a naturally graceful move to orchestral composition with their plush soundtrack to Yuri Ancarani’s The Challenge, a film which Warp describe as “an anthropological documentary observing the curious hobbies of rich in the desert.”
Set to images of people bezzing around the desert in Lambo’s with leopards in the passenger seat and hawks in their private jets, the soundtrack fits these scenes and themes with a suitably opulent sound full of sweeping strings and elegant woodwind describing motion and flight.
It’s really no stretch to draw a line between the flouncing weightless dynamics of Lorenzo’s pointillisticT trance deconstructions and the four pieces in The Challenge. They may be much plusher, and with a different purpose, but there’s a striking symbiosis between the way his early work strove for a balletic freedom of dance music, and the classicist discipline of expression, a fleeting play of emotion and lightness of touch, in Senni’s newly chosen form.