Flying and the silence

by Nheap

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Dr. Beaf I listen to plenty of new music, yet when I'm deep in though I find this is a great soundtrack to my conscience pathways. It's lightly abstract, yet cohesive, blending many textures - potentially style defining. It is slow, texturally beautiful and never feels rushed. Favorite track: Between the trees.
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rockoruud I immediately got caught by the relaxing mood and the warm sound of the Fender Rhodes piano. It surprised me that Massimo is originally a drummer though, a job he also does very tasteful.
The music presented here is generally quite relaxing blending atmospheric ambient with a jazzy undertone and some distant post-rock influences as well. But don’t expect to feel asleep as Massimo cleverly presents some complexity as well. Recommended ! Favorite track: Expressionism at night.
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"Beautifully-crafted and richly-textured music" All About Jazz

"It seems that the multi-faceted drummer and composer from Perugia will become one of the guiding stars in contemporary eclectic music" Darage Bang

""Flying and the silence" is a an excellent project" Mescalina

"The drumming alone is enough to justify the purchase of this album" Open

"An album that reachs great heights in its misty and spontaneous dimensions" Shiver

"A great album" Terrascope

"Within one hour of music, Massimo unfolds a very interesting mix of ambient music, based on a jazz/avant-garde background, in a very relaxed setting but without lacking experimentation." Just In Case

"An album that merits an inspection by those fond of music careful in expression and curious about the end result, when electronic music, post rock and jazz all are used to supply stylistic details to a dream-laden musical landscape." Progressor

"A vast sound that seems as if it is constantly shifting" Beach Sloth

"An enchanting handling of various aspects of contemporary serious music" Sounds Behind The Corner

"If you love sophisticated and avant-garde music, not hesitate to take the time to listen to this album. It will not disappoint." Extra!

"Discepoli may have been known as a drummer by trade but here he once again demonstrates the beauty of multi-layered arrangements, with that all-important warmth still intact." Leonard's Lair

"An album to love viscerally, to listen and listen, that I would call "dreamy", because of its hypnotic qualities and for that feeling of bliss that infuses" Audiofollia

"A very interesting work" mMusic

"An enthralling experience" Where is the club?

"An amazing sounding album" Mogio

"A fine listen" Monsieur Délire

"[...]This makes Flying and the silence more of an experience than just a session of listening to an album; it transcends the ordinary with dynamic instrumentation and imaginative composition that is pleasing to both the ears and the mind." The Indie Mine

“Listening to this album is like enjoying a painting” Musichronic

"I immediately got caught by the relaxing mood but above all the warm sound of the Fender Rhodes piano that features on many tracks besides a whole range of other keyboards and synths. It surprised me that Massimo is originally a drummer though, a job he also does very tasteful." Echoes And Dust & Spotlight On

"With this album, your introduction to Nheap could become a long-term love" Progwereld

"Discepoli follows through on his vision of a music that floats between jazz, rock, and electronic realms.” Exposé

"Overall, what attracts me most is the fluidity of the rhythms, their being suspended in mid-air, heedless of the Earth's gravity." NetMusic Life

"Primary colors" selected as "MP3 of the Day" by All About Jazz

on air on Sequences, Beyond the Fringe, Lord Litter, Progressive Positivity, Anima Jazz, Esperienze Sonore, Progulus and many others radio programs

"We recommend that you immerse yourself in this long journey, where you leave the body's way and you embark on a metaphysical path in search of purity of mind." La Caduta

"Wandering" featured on Syndae

"Two years after 2011's "Clouds under the table ", highly appreciated by press and the public, "Flying and the silence" is the new, awaited chapter in Nheap's musical research. The fusion of modern sounds, such as ambient electronica and post-rock atmospheres, with suggestions of a more traditional kind, including jazz and funk, along with a deeper integration between synthetic and acoustic sounds, contributes to make this new album an extremely warm and organic work, where experimentation coexists with melodic and thematic research.
Different atmospheres and moods always alternate in the course of the 10 tracks that make up the disc, all of which are tied by a distinctive and personal sound developed by Nheap over the years; that same sound which in this work is enhanced by a more pronounced presence of “traditional” instruments, side by side with modern electronic processing." Acustronica website


released November 21, 2013


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Nheap Perugia, Italy

In 2007 Massimo Discepoli starts the Nheap project. Under this moniker, he compose and plays his own music, which is a mix of jazz, electronic, post-rock, avantgarde and experimental.

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