Real Name:
Giovanni Fazio
Makyo is a term used in Zen buddhism to refer to a world of confusing and seemingly mystical hallucinations that one can fall into during deep meditation. Our use of the name reflects our fascination with the exploration of inner space, but also the nature of our society, in which we are surrounded by layers of makyo, artificial realities, mediated realities, which seem much more real than they are. Our music is about cutting through this illusion in a search for something pure.

Makyo formed in 1993 with the desire to incorporate Eastern philosophies of sound and spirituality into the whole spectrum of 90s electronica. The result: zen dub, an organic electro-acoustic sound of tablas, ethereal Indian/Arab vocals, and bass. The band's brief is to ignore the barriers that exist between "live" and "electronic", "experimental" and "pop", "east" and "west", "traditional" and "modern".

Gio, who writes all the music, and plays most of it, went through a long musical evolution before arriving in Makyo. The early 80s were spent in Kyoto, studying zen by day and playing in hardcore punk bands by night. The late 80s were spent in Taipei and Boston, playing in psychedelic Branca-influenced guitar ensembles, releasing through the mail-art/cassette underground, and DJ-ing a free-style radio show on WZBC.
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Makyo Discography Tracks


Makyo Rasa Bhava (Album) Silent US 1996 Sell This Version
Makyo Shringara (Album) Dakini Records, Dakini Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Makyo Vismaya (MiniAlbum) Dakini Records Japan 1999 Sell This Version
DAK2107 Makyo Yakshini(CD, Album) Dakini Records DAK2107 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
DAK2116 Makyo Swara Mandala(CD, Album) Dakini Records DAK2116 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
DAK2121 Makyo Purnima(CD, Album) Dakini Records DAK2121 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
Makyo / Sam Bird Makyo / Sam Bird - Skulls Of The Shogun Soundtrack (MiniAlbum, Album) Dakini Records, 17-Bit Japan 2013
Makyo Purnima Remixed (Album) Dakini Records Japan 2014 Sell This Version
Makyo Mystic Fire (Album) Dakini Records Japan 2015 Sell This Version
DAK2126 Makyo Tribal Dub(File, FLAC, MiniAlbum, 24 ) Dakini Records DAK2126 Japan 2017

Singles & EPs

Makyo Devadasi World Domination Recordings US 1998 Sell This Version
ULR-010 Makyo Suzhou River (Underwater Dub Mix)(CD, Maxi) Uplink Records ULR-010 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
none Makyo Like A Breath... Stolen By The Wind(2xFile, FLAC, EP) Dakini Records none Japan 2013
none Makyo Sigh(2xFile, FLAC, Single) Dakini Records none Japan 2014
none Makyo Jasmine (2xFile, FLAC, Single, RM) Dakini Records none Japan 2014


none Makyo Dum~Dum~Tek (Live Mix)(File, AIFF) Dakini Records none Japan 2011
none Makyo Float (Live At Dakini Nights)(File, AIFF) Dakini Records none Japan 2012
none Makyo Chiftetelli (Live At Tsukimiru)(File, AIFF) Dakini Records none Japan 2012