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ARTIST
TITLE
Quipo
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MORR 033CD MORR 033CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/24/2006

2002 release. Andrea Mangia comes from a small town in South-Apulia, an area which might be known better as the Italian boot's high heel. Using the PC, Andrea starts organizing and fusing his musical influences. Rock gradually falls into oblivion, making room for hip-hop and a subtle sensitivity about pop mechanics. After a while, Mangia's music moulds into a precise and reduced version of abstract electronica owing to Andrea's all time faves A Tribe Called Quest as it does to Phoenicia or Phonem. Looking for an artist moniker, the tiny adjective "populous" grabbed Andrea's attention, not because of its actual meaning, but rather its onomatopoeic qualities. "I loved that word immediately. It just sounded nice: two p's, two u's, two o's, including the word 'pop!'" Populous' personal Quipo now consists of the "ones and twos" a hip-hop DJ uses to rearrange the popcultural "goods in storage." It also consists of the "zeros and ones" used by a computer to synthesize new compounds from those elements. Thus, Populous' abstract soundscapes, his fragile melodies contrasted by quite physical beats add a new flavor to the Morr Music pie, which cannot be summed up by a convenient and bloated category like "indietronics" anymore, anyway.