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This Colombian Artist Takes Vinyl from the Trash, and Makes It Into Art…

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What’s really powering the resurgence in vinyl?  A large percentage of buyers never even play the vinyl they purchase, simply because they care more about the souvenir than the sound (sorry, audiophiles).  But there’s something more to this infatuation: half a world away in Cartagena, Colombia, Digital Music News discovered an artist who sells vinyl that can never, ever be played (and was actually thrown away).

Yerson Soler, a student based in Medellín, was manning a busy blanket in Cartagena, where thousands of Colombians flock to celebrate the New Year.

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Soler’s artwork spans all kinds of themes, though he told DMN that he prefers etching iconic artists like Bob Marley, Slash, and the Beatles.

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Here’s the crowded scene in a Cartagena square, where Soler was doing brisk business…

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 In a quick interview (in Spanish), Soler told us that he’s actually just getting started.  He first began this curious craftwork several months ago as a diversion while studying in Medellín.

You can see more of this artwork here, or contact Yerson directly at yermatrix@yahoo.es or +57 (312) 392-0961.  Please note that prices are in Colombian Pesos (which are marked as ‘$’ but actually have the outrageous conversion rate of about $1 = 2,000 pesos!)

 

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Comments (5)
  1. juan

    MALABARES SIERRAS ELECTRICAS!


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  2. TheReanimator

    “A large percentage of buyers never even play the vinyl they purchase, simply because they care more about the souvenir than the sound…”

    A claim this strong really should be accompanied by some kind of data to back it up, otherwise you run the risk of it being called “baseless.”


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    1. Paul Resnikoff

      Point taken. It’s anecdotal. But I believe it ;-D


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  3. María

    Pablo habla español? Always wondered why you guys don’t do more in LatAm and Miami.


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  4. Yerson

    Hi, I’m Yerson Soler, you can to see mor information on relojescuriosos.blogspot.com. I do not speak so Inglés. My idea is to send to USA. I’m university student.


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