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Album Review: Populous – W [Wonderwheel Recordings; May 2020]
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Album Review: Populous – W [Wonderwheel Recordings; May 2020]

It doesn’t need to be International Women’s Day to release an album fully dedicated and committed to women. As shown by its cover, a feminine, voluptuous and “very Populous” interpretation of Raphael’s The School of Athens (or a more contemporary Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band‘s cover) portraying music characters who have populated the...
Interview: Populous – Assembling Musical Tiles (January 2018)

Interview: Populous – Assembling Musical Tiles (January 2018)

Italian producer Andrea Mangia aka Populous debuted in 2002 with an album titled Quipo. 15 years later he is still making music and finally receiving the attention he deserves both in his native Italy and beyond. His latest album, Azulejos, released last year, has earned him the appreciation not only...
Interview: Mauro Durante, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – Harvesting ‘Crops of Songs’ Between Salento and the World (November 2017)

Interview: Mauro Durante, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – Harvesting ‘Crops of Songs’ Between Salento and the World (November 2017)

Two years ago, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS) celebrated their ruby wedding anniversary with music, and their love for Pizzica and tarantella is stronger than ever. That’s why Canzoniere, their recently released 20th studio album, can be considered as another referential work for anybody interested in traditional Mediterranean sounds. The band...