Al Rinaudo Profile

Alessandro Libero Rinaudo

Self-initiated creative & Design collector

Alessandro is a designer & creative from Sheffield. After working commercially for other people for over 12 years he upped sticks to travel the World and discover new creative influences. Recently returned, his latest project is a Kickstarter showcasing his private collection of 1972 Munich Olympics items.

What influence does music have in your life as a creative?:

I whistle. A lot. And I’m a foot tapper. I imagine I’ve annoyed many a workmate – but I can’t help it, its my way of releasing emotion. It definitely reflects the mood I’m in, I’ll usually emphasise the mood rather than try to change it.

If I need to focus when creating I listen to music, whether that’s in the initial ideas stage or a production period. I need my own space, physically and mentally, so listening to music especially when in a studio environment helps me to do that. I listen to instrumentals and softer downbeat stuff when i’m thinking, then when i’ve got a deadline for something mundane I blast something more up-tempo to block everything else out and focus on the job at hand.

Tell us about your playlist:

It was harder than I though to shortlist this. My playlist consists of some of my favourite tracks from influential artists that have helped get me through the day, whatever my mood, whatever the deadline. Some i’ve known my whole life (Bella Ciao) others I only discovered very recently (Fine di un killer).

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  1. Happy Alone – Kings of Leon
  2. Typical – Laura Marling
  3. Leave – R.E.M.
  4. The Needle And The Damage Done – Neil Young
  5. The Devil Went Down to Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band
  6. Runaway – The National
  7. Rose Tattoo – Dropkick Murphys
  8. Did You Hear the Rain? – George Ezra
  9. Street Spirit (Fade Out) – Radiohead
  10. The Man Who Sold The World – Nirvana
  11. The View From The Afternoon – Arctic Monkeys
  12. Cucurucu – Nick Mulvey
  13. I Was Young When I Left Home – Bob Dylan
  14. When The Tigers Broke Free – 2001 Remastered Version – Pink Floyd
  15. National Anthem – The Gaslight Anthem
  16. Bella Ciao (Partigiana) – Il Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano
  17. Fine di un killer – Francesco De Gregori
  18. When The Levee Breaks – Led Zeppelin
  19. Atlantic City – Bruce Springsteen
  20. Zombie – The Cranberries
  21. Sound And Vision – 2014 Remastered Version – David Bowie