Artist: Makyo

Recording Indian/Arab-influenced dub/ambient/tribal since 1994. 6 full albums released on Silent Records, World Domination, and Dakini. Remixed by Bill Laswell early on, and have done remixes for Adham Shaikh, Cheb-i-Sabbah, Natacha Atlas/TGU, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Solace, Kaya Project, and more.

Label: Dakini Records

Artist-owned label based in Tokyo releasing since 1998, focusing on ethno-electronic dub with a deep and mystical edge.
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Popol Vuh - Revisited & Remixed 1970-1999. over 2 years ago
This is generic remxing for the sake of remixing at its worst, none of the remixers display any understanding of what made Popol Vuh so special, and none add anything of value tothe original works. Looping and adding a 4/4 kick drum is hardly innovation. ... See full review
submitted Atmosphere Factory - Atmosphere Factory. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Various - Electronic Planet Vol. 3 - East Edge Sampler. over 2 years ago
A compilation of electronic music producers from Tokyo from the early 90s, centered on the club Yellow scene. Some very nice stuff here (KUDO esp.) but the Buddhastick Transparent track alone is worth the price of admission, one of the best ambient house ... See full review
posted a review of African Head Charge - Voodoo Of The Godsent. over 2 years ago
Track 1 and track 12 amazing, very much like classic Songs of Praise material, but the rest Is filler, and the pitch-shifted vocals are really annoying.
submitted Makyo - Mystic Fire. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Horizon 222 - Through The Round Window. over 3 years ago
If there was one track from this entire era that could encapsulate that entire experience of slipping into a deep bassline trance state on a dancefloor while blasted to the gills on E in perfect communion with body, soul, & universe and surrounded by ... See full review
posted a review of Muslimgauze - Souk Bou Saada. over 5 years ago
This album consists almost entirely of samples from the sampling cd "World Zone Vol. 1: The Far East" used as is. So much for "genius". Having said that, "Injoy Your Bombay Duck" is pretty intense.
submitted Padmasana - Padmasana II. over 5 years ago
posted a comment on Professor Trance - Medicine Trance. over 5 years ago
One of the best percussion-based albums I have ever heard. All acoustic drums (djembes, congas, shakers, etc.) but edited and quantized until it's as tight as any electronic dance music you can imagine. Absolute killer stuff for outdoor fests where ... See full review
posted a comment on Dead Can Dance. over 6 years ago
Saw them last night in Tokyo and Lisa's vocals were great, as were Brendan's. I thought their voices have aged quite well compared to a lot of people.
added Geomatic - 64 Light Years Away to their wantlist. over 6 years ago
posted a review of Muslimgauze. over 6 years ago
Sampledelic mid-eastern percussion soundscapes which range from the mesmerising to the tweeter-shredding. Bryn has some absolutely brilliant recordings, with a sound unlike anyone else's, but that's offset by the fact that a great deal of his later work ... See full review
posted a comment on Yagya - The Inescapable Decay Of My Heart. over 6 years ago
Trying something new is to be applauded. Unfortunately this vocal style is hardly anything new, and quite tired actually.
posted a comment on Yagya - The Inescapable Decay Of My Heart. over 6 years ago
Trying something new is to be applauded. Unfortunately this vocal style is hardly anything new, and quite tired actually.
posted a comment on Makyo - Purnima. over 6 years ago
Thanks for the review, Tigger! ;-)
posted a review of Makoto Tonosu. over 6 years ago
Great mastering engineer at Bernie Grundman, Tokyo.
posted a comment on The Orb vs. Dave Gilmour* - Metallic Spheres. over 8 years ago
Are you sure? The running times are exactly the same as for the official release...
posted a review of Opal (2) - Early Recordings. over 9 years ago
I cannot say enough good about this album. Opal took everything that was good about the Velvet Underground, The Doors,The Stones' ballads, and Syd Barret-era Pink Floyd and poured it into one flawless gem of an album. Moody psych-folk just doesn't get ... See full review
posted a comment on Buddhastick Transparent. over 9 years ago
Ambient/electronic duo who used to perform regularly at Yellow's VIP lounge in Tokyo in the early/mid-90s. They released four full-length albums, and a couple of comp tracks. Unlike so much of the sequencer-based, Buddhastick were more of a live ambient ... See full review
posted a comment on Akasa - Kama Sutra. over 9 years ago
One of the original East-meets-West fusion groups to work with dance music. "Kama Sutra" sounded very typical of late-80s dance-pop, all saccharine vocals and clean-as f*** sequencing, but they did have killer heavy basslines, and the "New Bleus" mix ... See full review
posted a review of Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Through The Devil Softly. over 9 years ago
I don't listen to Hope Sandoval when I'm happy. No, Hope's cds are playing when it's a lonesome autumn night, stars are in the sky, I'm thinking of that girl I used to know, and the bottle of Pinot is getting near empty. Why sleep when those memories are ... See full review
posted a review of Limbo Race - Down And Backwards. over 9 years ago
Classic post-punk tracks from a Boston act who were part of that early-80s explosion of talent that included Mission of Burma, The Dangerous Birds, Christmas, The Neats, V;, Native Tongue and Birdsongs of the Mesozoic. Tense, angsty, jagged -- all the ... See full review
posted a review of Sheila Chandra - Quiet. over 9 years ago
There used to be a wonderful program on WZBC in Boston on Sat. mornings from 6am till noon or so called Music To Sleep Late To, and this album was regularly featured. Music you can just drift in and out of with ease, and ever so dreamy. I prefer Sheila's ... See full review
posted a review of Padmasana - A Universal Consciousness. over 9 years ago
This is not an actual release.

We pressed 500 copies of "Universal" as a giveaway for Hikari (Bali-based clothing brand) in 2000. There were a few leftover sleeves, and we got many requests for copies of this, so we burnt maybe 10 on cdr that were ... See full review