QA : MIKE MANGINO / SMERSH

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Who are you?
Mike Mangino.
What do you do?
Answer interview questions.
Where do you often create/produce?
In a room in my house.
When?
Usually on the weekends.
Why do you play music?
I’ve no idea.
When did you start making music?
1978.
Which track defines you the most?
How would you describe your own music?
Techno Punk before it was cool.
Any track of the moment?
What influences your work?
Sounds and colors.
What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact?

Yes, I am autodidact.

Favorite designer?

Reid Miles
Favorite book?
Goldfinger (1959)
Favorite classic movie?
Hot Cars (1956)
Favorite music label?
Studio One.
Your dream collaboration?
John Cale or Gal Costa.
Are you analog or digital?
Both.
Which soft wares/tools/ instruments do you use/play?
Lately, I’ve been using an old electribe a lot.
Describe your creative process?
I don’t think I can do that.
When are you the most prolific (creatively)?
Late evenings.
Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual)
My favorite record store is Uncle Tony’s Donut Shoppe in Orlando Florida.
What’s your life philosophy? (Optimistic/pessimistic)
Very, very pessimistic.
Do you have a healthy lifestyle?
Yes
How do you manage your time effectively? (Job/hobby)
I usually find some time on the weekend to do a bit of recording.
Any secret skills?
No
Any future plans?
Bodega release.
I’m working on a new Slow Bodega release.
What’s your life motto?
I’m a ten-toed tiger
I’m a polo bear in a skwoil kage
Tunda in a tea-potz
-George Herriman (1936)
Any “mot de la fin”?
No
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