What many might not know about Valerio Sommella is that, before design, his very first love was music, and in another life he may have very well been a musician. Or rather, he has been one in this existence already: “Barring design – he says - the only other job I've ever had in my life was as a drummer so music is a theme that is very dear to me”.
It’s no suprise, then, how many of his choices for his Music & Design’s entry are closely tied to his work as a designer, so much as if these two facets of his professional and artistic persona co-operate together in everything he does. Ranging from the abrasive sounds of Nine Inch Nails, to the buttery, dreamy mood of Cornelius’ very own artistic self-indulgence into Japanese experimental pop, Sommella’s playlist is a compilation of past job and life experiences spent in different cultures, both familiar and unknown.
Below, you’ll find Valerio Sommella's selections for this week’s Music & Design entry. You can listen to the playlist in its entirety on Spotify, and find all the other M&D playlists on our profile.