N.O.I.A. have a strong claim to be one of the first Italian synth outfits. Formed in 1978 by Bruno Magnani and Davide Piatto, the group sought to emulate the machine funk of Kraftwerk, creating a few mini masterpieces along the way. They're now embarking on a reissue program that will see a selection of old tracks come to light again, accompanied by some new special remixes. These songs were written between 1978 and 1982, before the group was able to put out any records and released in their original version in the 2003 by the Detroit label Ersatz Audio.