Makhno is the one-man project of Paolo Cantù, self-taught musician, who plays the guitar and whatever else he can get.
He began to play as a member of the experimental band Tasaday, after which he was among the founders of the rock band Afterhours from ’86 to ’90 and in ’92 in the seminal Six Minute War Madness. In the same years he founded the band A Short Apnea, another piece of hystory of the italian undergound scene.
He continue to play with Tasaday in their ’00 renaissance and in various side-project as Four Gardens in One, End of Summer, Damo Suzuki’s Network and EAReNOW and with the duo project with Xabier Iriondo, Uncode Duello.
The Phonometak Series # 10 is his solo debut, following by the full lenght LP Silo Thinking under the moniker Makhno, as for The Third Season, out in 2015 and Leaking Words out on March 15th.
All his albums are composed, played and recorded by himself, with a circle of guests.
More than 25 records and hundreds of live in Italy and Europe. Live and studio collaborations with Tupelo, Polvere, Damo Suzuki Network, Wu Fei, Rhys Chatam, Hysm?Duo, The Great Saunites, Anatrofobia etc.
In 2021 Paolo compose the soundtrack of the docufilm Viaggio nel Crepuscolo directed by Augusto Contento, selected at the 78ª Mostra del cinema di Venezia