The Italian producer will release his debut album, Previsto, on the cult Paris label next month.
It is tempting to think Antinote boss Quentin Vandewalle stumbled upon Leonardo Martelli whilst browsing a tape stall at one of those Parisian flea markets he likes to frequent with friend Gwen ‘Iueke’ Jamois. It was after all the Human Condition tape on Drvg Cvltre’s New York Haunted label that introduced the Foligno-based Martelli last year before Antinote scooped the Italian up for his vinyl bow with the vividly yellow Menti Singole 12″. Having swapped back to the tape format with a cassette for Rimini-based label and record shop MIXED-UP late last year, Martelli is now in line for a return to Antinote with his debut album.
Due to arrive next month, Previsto should follow an artistic path mapped out several times over by Antinote with the likes of Syracuse and Nico Motte first appearing on the label with promising singles before excelling on subsequent albums. Indeed, the seven tracks on Previsto would appear to expand on the template Martelli laid down on his Antinote debut, with the label revealing the Italian at times implements quickfire samples from rap music amidst the chaotic cacophony of his drum machines. Once again, Antinote’s artistic direction is on point for Previsto with another eye-catching yet simple sleeve design that plays on Martelli’s name.
Antinote will release Previsto by Leonardo Martelli on June 20.
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