»Asia«, Egisto Macchi’s journey to the Orient, on vinyl for the first time


While Egisto Macchi was still driven to the desert in 1974, culminating in »Il Deserto«, five years later it was the Orient that inspired him musically. The result was »Asia«. Recorded in Florence in 1979, the Italian composer incorporated the mysticism, the religion, the nature, the adventurousness of this great, elusive continent into his music. This time, acoustic instruments such as percussion, zithers, celestas, flutes, marimbas, sansas and violins dominate.

On March 24, 2023, »Asia« will be released on vinyl for the first time ever via Cinedelic. In addition to the Black Vinyl Edition, there will also be a Clear Vinyl Edition limited to only 100 copies, which will be available exclusively from HHV Records and from Cinedelic directly.

Understanding the continent through music

Egisto Macchi, born in 1928, is among the great Italian film composers. He is responsible for the soundtracks of more than 50 films, most of them, interestingly, French and Belgian films, and was involved in a total of over 1,000 television programs with his music. Like Ennio Morricone, he belonged to the Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza founded by Franco Evangelisti in Rome in 1964. Macchi died in Montpellier in 1992.