Directly recording music on vinyl is a dizziness, a vortex that winds through a single groove that marks the tracks one by one, in a fascinating, complex artisan’s process. This is what Alessandro Ferrante, 29 years old from Sora, in the province of Frosinone, told me. After a past career as a graphic designer and musician he decided to aim at what he defines to be the only true analogical support: vinyl discs.
«The idea was born when I made a record with my band, The White Walrus, and we interfaced with the world of vinyl production. However my collection started long before that, from the 1980s stereo that I had at home, with large speakers, the record player and a library of vinyl discs, as big as a boy, last of 4 brothers and with huge passion for music, can have».
It took a year of research to understand the materials and experiment and choose the machines, but it was thanks to this and other skills that Alessandro got immediate results, collaboration with labels such as MarteLabel or the Belgian label N.E.W.S. Records and artists like Gianluca De Rubertis, Roberto Dellera and André Brasseur.
Mr Vertigo Vinyl Records is one of the few small realities in Italy that work with the creation of vinyl records, the only one in the centre-south of the country, and it hopes to help develop this wave that has seen the rebirth of the vinyl market. «For now it is just me, but when I speak, I always say we», said Alessandro as he explained his future ambitions. Unlike recording a record, where the dizziness close in right until the end, the spiral of passion is going in the opposite direction: it is expanding.
The story has been written by Elisa Casseri, writer.