“I was moving around Berlin a lot when I was listening to works in progress for this album. I realised that I was maxing out on the volume, and after briefly thinking about the damage that I might be causing to my ears, I also realised that I’ve never really found myself making stuff that loud before. I remember doing that as a kid – I’d push the cheap, crappy headphones against my ears to get more bass while I was listening to the version of Duran Duran’s ‘Save A Prayer’ from ‘Arena’ which I used to play over and over.”
– Alessandro Cortini (Clash interview with Mat Smith, September 2019)
VOLUME MASSIMO, the new album from Alessandro Cortini and his first for Mute, is released tomorrow.
Ahead of its release, I spoke to Alessandro for Clash about his love of vintage synths, pressing headphones against your ears to get more bass and the enduring influence of guitarist Steve Vai.
Read the interview at the Clash website here.
(c) 2019 Mat Smith / Documentary Evidence for Clash