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Lorenzo Senni’s Presto!? introduce Russia’s Regular Citizen with an engaging debut album of filleted arps and mutant dance rhythms not dissimilar to the deco-trance lord’s distinctive style
Hailing from Nakhodka in Russia’s remote east, waaay closer to the Koreas and Japan than Moscow, Ivan Olegovich aka Regular Citizen has evidently arrived at similar conclusions to Lorenzo Senni in his playfully paradoxical style of composition. Notably marking up the first Presto!? release signed from a demo, his ‘Sleeping Unique’ probes a flux of emotions associated with dance music, but not reserved to it.
Like Lorenzo Senni’s run of underground classics since ‘Quantum Jelly’, he finds a sublime tension or deferred gratification with his clipped-wing trance lines, but takes it a step further than Senni thanks to a devilish tendency to asymmetric rhythms, adding a scratchy awkwardness and rhythmic unpredictability to the PointillisticT formula that locates his music somewhere between Lorenzo and the disruptive, highly visual rhythmic patterning of Rian Treanor.