Artists — Populous
24 year old Andrea Mangia comes from the italian province. Strictly speaking, he's from Sogliano Cavour, a small town in South-Apulia, an area which might be better known as the italian boot's high heel. Aged 12 or 13, Andrea discovers the then extremely popular noise rock label Amphetamine Reptile from Minneapolis. Bands like Helmet and Unsane are among his early heroes. Unsurprisingly, Andrea wants to play the guitar! Unfortunately, Mangia cannot find any bandmates. Before loneliness could damage the teenager's psyche irreversibly, the following string of events changes Andrea's life for the better: he buys Orbital's „Snivilisation“, a keyboard and Tortoise's „Millions Now Living Will Never Die“. He programmes the keyboard sequencer playing along on his guitar..