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#cellettiblue….my lunar journey

Written by Alessandra on January 29th, 2019 Posted in blog

My interest has always been about the essence of sound, understood as color and tonal experimentation. This time I propose to you a trip in the blue, always my color. I like to think of it as a stellar journey during which the disk (a 33 rpm) is tinged with the color of the sky.

It is not for fashion nor nostalgia if I decided to print this work on vinyl. The deep reason lies in the desire to go more and more deeply into the search for this sonic essence, this "pure" color.

I bring you back in time: in 1948 in America the 33 rpm is officially introduced as an evolution of the previous 78 rpm disc. As its shellac ancestor is a round plate on which the recording is coded in an analogical way. However, the best quality of vinyl (PVC) compared to shellac has made it possible to reduce the thickness of the grooves, decrease the pitch of the spiral and consequently lower the rotation speed from 78 to 33 revolutions per minute. The sound is read by means of a pin, in diamond or other synthetic material, placed on the engraved groove. The rotation of the disc causes the needle to generate vibrations resulting from the irregularity of the groove and the sound reproduced produces a series of imperfections that make music more "natural" and "hot" compared to modern digital systems, certainly more precise but also more "cold".

But back to today: to 2019. Now the 33 rpm records are almost always recorded digitally and then printed on vinyl. A sort of compromise between new technologies and romanticism that can certainly guarantee an excellent result of sound "beauty" but also of executive precision.

But for this new musical journey I wanted to be "romantic" to the end. No compromise in this new adventure. The recording took place entirely in direct mode, on analog tape and without noise reducers. Not even a cut to remove imperfections or add the best parts. The disc consists of only two tracks: one on the A side (17'58 ") and the other on the B side (21'32"). Stylistically I do not know what to say: as I like it there are no rules. Some parts are written, others improvised, others, perhaps, only dreamed. At this point I can finally reveal the solution to the riddle, jokingly launched in one of the stories on instagram, and tell you that the vinyl is produced by Guido Laudani, cardiologist, but also a photographer and art lover.

  You cen reserve your copy on bandcamp:¬†https://alessandracelletti.bandcamp.com/album/cellettiblue #cellettiblue vinyl   #alessandracellettiblue (colored vinyl - 180 gr. - limited edition 500 numbered copies) Recorded live on the Studer A807 (1/4 ") analogue recorder without noise reducers, using Focusrite Red1 preamps and Neumann and Gefell microphones. Bechstein piano B228