Max Marchini

Hymns from the Harbour



118 copies


1. Dream Sequence

2. Fingerprince Of The Mirrors

3. Magic Psalm For A Moth
4. A Night In June

5. Atmen
6. Fool Of Fortune

7. Hymn to the Harbours

8. Mokṣa
9. Northern Heavens

10. Prologues

11. September Joy

12. Talk Show
13. Misty Row
14. What’s In That Box, Annie?

15. Below The Surface


Max Marchini: bass, acoustic and electric guitars, analog synthesizers, keyboards, electric sitar, percussion, treatments, mandolin, field recordings, sound projection.
Paola Tagliaferro: vocal improvisations on Mokṣa (Owl, 2013) and multi-layered voices on Atmen (Owl, 2013).
Akhilesh Gundecha : pakhawaj on Mokṣa (Owl, 2013).

about Hymns from the Harbour

Best known as producer and mainman behind Dark Companion Records and the reborn Manticore Records, Max Marchini gives birth to his first solo album where he plays all instruments except for two collaborations with avant-garde singer songwriter Paola Tagliaferro and the amazing pakhawaj indian drum playing of Akhilesh Gundecha. This album was intended as a present for his friends for Dark Companion’s 5th anniversary, but eventually label insisted to have it available in a very limited run for a niche brotherhood of connoisseurs.

This album is quite a a random collection of musical sketches, ideas, instruments explorations recorded over a period of more than 10 years that shows Marchini’s many faces and many influences from classical to folk, from indian music to electronic avantgarde of the old Berlin school... but reinvented in some absolutely peculiar new style.

all compositions by Max Marchini except: 

all vocal parts on Atmen and Mokṣa by Paola Tagliaferro
classical dhrupad rhythmic cycle on Mokṣa by Akhilesh Gundecha

all music recorded at Big Muff Studios, Piacenza 2007-2020, except:
Mokṣa & Paola Tagliaferro
’s vocals over Atmen - recorded in 2013 at Elfo Studios by Alberto Callegari for Owl Records

Mokṣa and Atmen tracks appear courtesy of Owl Records

produced by Max Marchini

mixed and astered by Alberto Callegari at Elfo Studios, November 2020.