Manu Acqualeni's portrait

Manu lent himself to the game of portraits, here are some answers to our questions ...

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Since when do you evolve in music?

Manu :
I started at my 15 years in 1995, self-taught for a few months then I enrolled at the conservatory of jazz in Monaco to better learn the basics in guitar and bass, I had to stay there 8 or 9 years then the conservatory of Nice where I stayed 2 years. I was part of the Jazz Band of Monaco for 2 years and then the Golden Jazz Band between 2002 and 2005. I started to play gigs with composers at my 18 years old with bands of different styles, until 2015, I will only mention the main ones, Hi-Breed (guitar), Indykush (guitar), water pipe cult (guitar), Curl (bass), Xtrunk (guitar), Junkyards (guitar), Heavy Duty (guitar), Porno Graphic Messiah (guitar), 7weeks (guitar), Until The Uprising (bass)... From 2015 I leave the compositions aside to start making tributes with friends, it gave birth to Bombtrack (rage against the machine), Blind (Korn), Alice (Alice In Chains), Break Stuff (Limp Bizkit), Mastondo (Masotodon), Guns n Rosé (Guns n Roses). I also play in the cover band Coldtrain since 3 years.

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What are your musical influences?

Manu :
I listen to a lot of music, from Lady Gaga to Meshuggah, but I'm still a big fan of Slash and Trent Reznor.

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Have you already recorded an album or an EP?

Manu :
With Water pipe cult I recorded an Ep called 5 songs on 1 Cd then the album Ultra muggin' sounds. With Indykush an Ep called Chronicle of an advanced pollutions then the album on the grill that I didn't record but composed a part with them. With Curl the album We are complex and the album Exit real Life. And with Until the Uprising the album Twisted reality. I have recorded other stuff but I prefer to mention only the ones that have been released.
I'm currently finishing an album, there are four of us working on it, it's coming soon, but I can't say more... You'll have to be patient.

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Which song fits you best?

Manu :
Wrong by Depeche Mode

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Which artist would you like to share the stage with?

Manu :
Well Slash and Trent Reznor. Yes I know I put two ...

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What are your other passions or interests besides music?

Manu :
I have been taking pictures for 5 years, in a dark and bloody universe.
My website where you can see my pictures : http://acqualeniphotography.com/

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If you could only keep 3 albums among all the ones you own, which ones would you keep?

Manu :
Fragile by Nine inch Nails, Aenima by Tool and Peeping Tom with Mike Patton.

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What is the unmentionable song you sing in your shower?

Manu :
Toxic

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Define, in 3 words, what music means to you

Manu :
Partage, Emotions, Live

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