(aka Lef)


Is a vocalist and composer from Bologna, Italy, who, over the last decade has had notable collaborations with Bill Laswell, Hamid Drake, Nils Petter Molvaer, Eraldo Bernocchi, Trevor Dunn, Kenneth Kapstad and Ståle Storlokken from Motorpsycho, Markus Stockhausen, Gianluca Petrella, Eivind Aarset, Tony Wakeford, Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Pat Mastelotto, Raiz, Carmelo Pipitone from Marta sui Tubi Quintorigo, Colin Edwin, Gianni Maroccolo, Ephel Duath.

Lef is former member of the bands O.R.k. (with Pat Mastelotto, Colin Edwin and Carmelo Pipitone), Obake (with Colin Edwin, Eraldo Bernocchi and Jacopo Pierazzuoli) and is producing is first solo multimedia project called HYPERSOMNIAC (produced with Bill Laswell, Eivind Aarset, Kenneth Kapstad, Nils Petter Molvaer, Ståle Storlokken ,Rebecca Sneddon and Nanà Oktopus Dalla Porta).

Others about Lorenzo

“Fornasari’s vocals are astnoishing powerful, morphing between an urbane Sylvian-like drawl to a cracked-gravel growl oozing with a creeping malevolence. That theatrically evokes the dystopian pronuncements interleaving Bowie’s Outside”

Sid Smith – PROG magazine UK

“Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari is the composer and the voice that you hear who makes Tom Waits sound like a boy soprano”


“Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari twists his vocal cords into baroque shapes in order to find affecting shifs in gear, from necrotic deathly growls to a sinister croon to multi-tracked Ligeti (dis)harmony to full operatic tenor.”


“Fornasari’s contributions in particular firmly place the music herein into the bracket of ‘art’ – he soars operatically above and through the music, then plummets down into the lower registers to intone, command, insinuate, mutter, howl and screech like a thousand chattering apes.”

The Sleeping Shaman