selected as a "Top 10 album of 2011" by NetMusic Life
selected as a "Top 10 album of 2011" by Doujin-music
“I just think this entire album is beautiful” All About Jazz
"One of the best electronica album i heard this autumn." Yamanote Dreams
""Clouds under the table" is an excellent and eclectic work, with countless influences[...]a never boring instrumental album that offers surprises after many listening" NetMusic Life
""Ambient" might begin to describe this music, but the presence of Discepoli's relatively straightforward drumming gives the compositions more of a rootedness and energy than that to which most typical electronic ambient music lays claim" All About Jazz
"A vibrant and rich sonic color palette combined with soul shaking melodies and a live drum set move this music to a post rock/jazz fusion line where it music rests comfortably while creating an ambient pulse.[...]Clouds Under The Table is a well thought out and impeccably performed sonic food for the visceral as well as the cerebral" @Critical Jazz
"[...]you will encounter the mellifluous minimalism of Steve Reich hand-in-hand with the idm of Boards Of Canada and moments that bring to mind a classic jazz Miles or Coltrane with post rock bands such as Tortoise and Do Make Say Think.
Nheap presents a deep sound, which do you disguise gradually after several hearings, continually discovering details and elements that make it all more interesting. But, since the first listening, the music relaxes, calms and travels. Intricate rhythms meet simple and beautiful melodies, experimentation and relaxed, cool ideas. In this helps amazing drums and percussion that stimulates the more abstract and ambient compositions. Thus, the "heavy" avant-garde atmosphere somehow unload through the filter of a warm mood.[...]" Music on air
"[...]an impressive consolidation of Discepoli’s distinctive sound." Leonard's Lair
"I can only agree with the statement that creative music can also be warm, for instance, if to regard Massimo Discepoli`s 8-piece brand new one" Recent music heroes
"Relaxing, but very thoughtful at the same time, recommended" Hidden Vibes Community
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"Nearly 2 years in the making, and following the critically acclaimed Skymotion (selected as one of the best albums of 2009 by various blogs), "Clouds under the table" marks a new cornerstone in Nheap career. Featuring haunting melodies, quirky rhythms, organic electronics, postrock and jazz suggestions, dynamic live drums playing and a biggest sound, this album will find its place among listeners who think creative music can also be warm." Acustronica netlabel
Nheap is a project of italian musician Massimo Discepoli, who composed, performed and produced all the music on "Clouds under the table".
Massimo Discepoli (aka Nheap) is a drummer, composer and drum teacher, based in Perugia (central Italy). He studied with Dave Weckl Terry Bozzio, Alex Acuna, Kim Plainfield, Ron Savage, Pat Petrillo, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Lonnie Smith, Michel Camilo, Bruno Erminero, Mercurio Marco, Francesco Boccacci, Marco Pellegrini.
As drummer, he plays in every kind of musical project, both live and in studio, from jazz to rock. In 2005, with Jacopo Bazzarri (vibes) e Francesco Fabbri (Hammond organ), he starts the Vibrham trio, and in 2006 he records the trio's first CD, "Vibrham", internationally distributed by Effemusic and featuring some of Massimo's own compositions. In 2005 he starts studying piano, and then he begin composing his own music.
In 2007 he creates the Nheap project. Under this moniker, he composes and plays his own music, which is a mix of jazz, electronic, post-rock, avantgarde and experimental.
The first complete album , "Realight", was released in Settembre 2008 on the Musicaoltranza label. Various tracks are included in some compilations, released by the same label. In 2009 he releases his second album, "Skymotion", on his own Acustronica label. Both album are positively reviewed by italian and international press, and the track "Hldrrr" is featured as "Today's free MP3" on the famous jazz magazine Allaboutjazz. Skymotion was also selected as one of "The Best Albums of 2009" by Leonard's Lair and as one of "The Best Instrumental Albums of 2009" by Hold the Throne. In 2011 he releases his new album, "Cloud under the table".
Nheap's music is also used, through licensing, by some companies (ie. Samsung).
In 2009 he also starts the Nunun duo, with Cesare Discepoli (guitar, synth): the duo's albums, "Impromptu" and "Nunun", including acoustic end electronic improvvised and written music , are available on Acustronica. Nunun are collaborating with Giorgio Pinai (horns), on the L.E.D. trio; this trio works mainly playing realtime an improvised soundtrack to some classics movies (ie, some movies directed by Luis Bunuel).
Massimo Discepoli also teach drums both in schools and in his studio.