Singer composer Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari (LEF) has made his mark as a powerfully expressive singer through a series of potent RareNoise Records releases, including Obake's Draugr Seven Mutations and their 2011 self title debut, Owls' The Night Stays, O. R.K.'s Soul of an Octopus, Somma's 23 Wheels of Dharma and Berserk's 2013 self titled debut.
But his own debut as a leader, the intriguing multi media project Hypersomniac, is easily his most ambitious and impressive undertaking to date. LEF's music serves as the soundtrack for a dystopian tale, which he wrote with Pier Luigi Rocca, of a future society based on mind control. An online comic with stark, startling drawings by Nana Octopus Dalla Porta, is underscored by LEF's appropriately dark soundtrack performed by an all star band featuring American bassist Bill Laswell, Norwegian guitar visionary Eivind Aarset, Norwegian jazz trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer, thunderous Norwegian drummer Kenneth Kapstad (Motorpsycho), British saxophonist Rebecca Sneddon (Free Nelson Mandoomjazz) and Norwegian organist Ståle Storlokken (Supersilent, Motorpsycho).
»Das ist harter, sinistrer Stoff zwischen den Stilwelten, der einem großen Wurf aber recht nahe kommt.« (Jazzthing, Februar / März 2018)