Mai Mai Mai


Mai Mai Mai is an Audio/Video project, known for his incredible blend of Southern Italian Folklore, industrial drone, proto-techno & punishing miasmic electronic music, considered a kind of 'Mediterranean Hauntology'.
Mai Mai Mai has releases out on Boring Machines, Yerevan Tapes, Not Not Fun, God Unknown, Instruments of Disciplines, La Tempesta International.
He's part of GNOD's "Chapel Perilous" LP out on Rocket Recordings, playing electronics in this album, and he released several collaborations such as with Lino Capra Vaccina, Luciano Lamanna, Go Dugong, Maria Violenza, Squadra Omega. He made music for Gucci and scores for documentaries and short movies.

The first three LPs released as Mai Mai Mai have so far been named after characters drawn from the Greek alphabet, beginning with Theta (Boring Machines, 2013) and followed by Δέλτα (Delta) (Yerevan Tapes, 2014) and Φ (Phi) (Not Not Fun Records / Boring Machines, 2017) With each of these projects – subsequently anthologized as the ‘Mediterranean trilogy’ - Roman noise maven Cutrone has unloaded a venomous, punishing and miasmic electronic music, one that reached a climax of vivid, interzonal synthesis and scorched ritual on the trilogy’s final instalment Φ.

After those releases Mai Mai Mai continues to explore Mediterranean history yet does so with a different sense of ambition, with "Nel Sud" LP out on La Tempesta International (also home to Xiu Xiu, Ninos Du Brasil, Populous). A journey into the past of the Italian south, realized through original footage taken from Italian ethno-documentaries made during the 1960s and 70s, Nel Sud is intended as an original soundtrack and is mixed with sounds from the original films. With the new single "Il Secondo Coro delle Lavandaie" (The original was made by Roberto De Simone with Compagnia di Nuovo Canto Popolare and released in 1976, an iconic moment in southern Italian and neapolitan music) Mai Mai Mai looks again to the 'South', but this time encompasses an ethnic and folkloric tradition in a more contemporary way, conjuring a work in which art, music & theatre intersect.

The new album "Rimorso" is out on Maple Death Records

Mai Mai Mai - Secondo Coro delle Lavandaie (feat. Maria Violenza)

Mai Mai Mai - Πέτρα (Petra) - Teaser