MARVO MD (Marco Lombardi) is an Italian electronic musician based in Rome. The project started in 2017 from various experiences that led him to play jazz, gospel, pop and rock, combined with his need to explore new worlds, and express himself in new forms.
The artist named his new work Multiverse and split it into several parts. Each part corresponds to a The artist named his new work Multiverse and split it into several parts. Each part corresponds to a separate digital EP. The word “Multiverse” itself describes the common thread between each element: in fact, each part/EP explores different moods, universes, and atmospheres while maintaining MARVO MD’s musical identity at the base.
The first chapter of the Multiverse saga got out by theDustRealm Music label on April 30th 2021. Its three tracks are indebted to French chic electronics. The EP has a dance/disco mood, is strongly inspired by the french touch style, and is produced by using almost entirely software synths (mainly Pigments and V Collection) and very few hardware instruments (Peak and Mininova).
The second EP got out in November 2021. It’s a musical journey towards a sonic entropy laid on resolute and extrasensory electronic beats. A hypnotic oriental drum machine characterises the Osaka track. Mokha (named after a Yemen city) instead tells about luxurious and thaumaturgical timeless nights. At last, eThekwini is an oneiric track bound to the origins of man. The EP blends electronic sounds with tribal elements from ethnic music of the twenty-first century. Each of the three tunes is a different journey. The tracks are adorned by modern and, at the same time, archaic sounds, underlining the MARVO MD’s research need.
The third chapter of the Multiverse saga was released on May 27th by the independent label theDustRealm Music. Each Multiverse EP has a specific musical style; in this chapter, the common thread between the tracks is the voice instead. As a musician, for MARVO MD, the word is subjected to music, and the voice is an instrument too.
In Multiverse 3: Word Echoes, the artist presents voice and word itself as instruments. He does it through three very heterogeneous pieces sung in three different languages. The song La mia parola contro la tua is made with Listanera and Frank Past and presents dark atmospheres, at times suffocating and angry, which sings the egotism of our times. Say Something, written in collaboration with Dorothea, is instead both a melancholy and energetic piece that talks about tough relationships. Cor Da Vida has the lyrics sung by Seumar and written by Luís Elói Stein and is a joyful piece with a light-hearted text, almost a nursery rhyme, which presents music and art as the beauty of life.
Marco Lombardi a.k.a. MARVO MD
You can buy your digital copy of “Multiverse 3: Word Echoes” now, directly from MARVO MD’s Bandcamp page or via the embedded player on this page.
The EP is also available on theDustRealm Music’s Bandcamp page, as part of their DUST CLUB subscription.