Makyo

Real Name:
Giovanni Fazio
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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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Albums

SR9606 Rasa Bhava — Makyo Makyo Rasa Bhava (Album) Silent SR9606 US 1996 Sell This Version
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WDM 10086-2 Shringara — Makyo Makyo Shringara (Album) Dakini Records, Dakini Records WDM 10086-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
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DAK9902 Vismaya — Makyo Makyo Vismaya (MiniAlbum) Dakini Records DAK9902 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
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DAK2107 Yakshini — Makyo Makyo Yakshini(CD, Album) Dakini Records DAK2107 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
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DAK2116 Swara Mandala — Makyo Makyo Swara Mandala(CD, Album) Dakini Records DAK2116 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
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DAK2121 Purnima — Makyo Makyo Purnima(CD, Album) Dakini Records DAK2121 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
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none Skulls Of The Shogun Soundtrack — Makyo Makyo / Sam Bird Makyo / Sam Bird - Skulls Of The Shogun Soundtrack (MiniAlbum, Album) Dakini Records, 17-Bit none Japan 2013
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none Purnima Remixed — Makyo Makyo Purnima Remixed (Album) Dakini Records none Japan 2014 Sell This Version
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none Mystic Fire — Makyo Makyo Mystic Fire (Album) Dakini Records none Japan 2015 Sell This Version
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DAK2126 Tribal Dub — Makyo Makyo Tribal Dub(6xFile, FLAC, MiniAlbum, 24 ) Dakini Records DAK2126 Japan 2017
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Singles & EPs

WDM 10088-1 Devadasi — Makyo Makyo Devadasi World Domination Recordings WDM 10088-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
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ULR-010 Suzhou River (Underwater Dub Mix) — Makyo Makyo Suzhou River (Underwater Dub Mix)(CD, Single) Uplink Records ULR-010 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
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none Like A Breath... Stolen By The Wind — Makyo Makyo Like A Breath... Stolen By The Wind(2xFile, FLAC, EP) Dakini Records none Japan 2013
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none Sigh — Makyo Makyo Sigh(2xFile, FLAC, Single) Dakini Records none Japan 2014
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none Jasmine  — Makyo Makyo Jasmine (2xFile, FLAC, Single, RM) Dakini Records none Japan 2014
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none Yuukyo 幽境 — Makyo Makyo 麻響* Yuukyo 幽境(4xFile, FLAC, EP) Dakini Records none Japan 2019
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Miscellaneous

none Dum~Dum~Tek (Live Mix) — Makyo Makyo Dum~Dum~Tek (Live Mix)(File, AIFF) Dakini Records none Japan 2011
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none Float (Live At Dakini Nights) — Makyo Makyo Float (Live At Dakini Nights)(File, AIFF) Dakini Records none Japan 2012
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none Chiftetelli (Live At Tsukimiru) — Makyo Makyo Chiftetelli (Live At Tsukimiru)(File, AIFF) Dakini Records none Japan 2012
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none Om Shanti — Makyo Makyo Om Shanti(2xFile, FLAC) Dakini Records none Japan 2017
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none Hadra (2018 Mix) — Makyo Makyo Hadra (2018 Mix) Dakini Records none Japan 2018
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none Natacha’s Lament — Makyo Makyo Natacha’s Lament(File, FLAC) Dakini Records none Japan 2019
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none Windowpane — Makyo Makyo Windowpane(File, FLAC) Dakini Records none Japan 2019
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none N’Chaioui (Dread Mix) — Makyo Makyo N’Chaioui (Dread Mix)(File, FLAC, 24 ) Dakini Records none Japan 2020