Massimo Discepoli​ and ​Daniel Barbiero – Autopoiesis – Audio

Massimo Discepoli from Italy and Daniel Barbiero from the USA release the experimental-ambience LP An Eclipse Of Images on the 15th of September.

Massimo Discepoli and Daniel Barbiero - An Eclipse of Images - reverse cover artwork

Massimo Discepoli and Daniel Barbiero – An Eclipse of Images – reverse cover artwork

In advance of the album the first of the seven tracks – Autopoiesis has surfaced.

The combinations of electronics, percussion, bass and double bass wraps the listener in a trance of relaxation as the duo thread softly placed webs which rest gently on the mind.

Massimo Discepoli and Daniel Barbiero are able to provide the audience with a composition that whilst not following regular pattern doesn’t leave the brain confused by the ideas as they are equally capable of tempering the juxtapositions in a manner that doesn’t reveal discordance, rather combinations of contrasting harmonics which are able to gradually interweave and the finished product is a calmness of movement which has a sense of organic evolution.

The approximately fifty minutes of An Eclipse Of Images, which I have had the opportunity to hear in full will be well worth adding to the collection, though not to take out on a training run, rather to enjoy in a moment of deliberation.

Those of longer stay will recall the name Massimo Discepoli from the review of Nheap in early 2014.

Massimo Discepoli website

Daniel Barbiero website

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Nheap is the vehicle for the Assisi, Italy based Massimo Discepoli to deliver his experimental ambience.

Nheap - ambience from Italy


Like flexible sheets of thin silicone the music slides effortlessly around the room piling one atop the other to form a jelly-like entrapment. Combining acoustic, guitars, electric instruments, drums, keys and electronic sounds Nheap has the ability to fuse much into a track, whilst delivering sounds of calmness and relaxation.

This isn’t music for the Monday morning rush, else you will find it Friday before you get out of the door, rather material to savour at leisure and there is much with which to settle back. The pieces typically run at well over five minutes and with seven releases going back since 2008 you need time to get through the collection and it is a development that is well worth exploring to dip in and out of as moments allow.

Whilst somewhat experimental in style, Nheap hasn’t sought to rip the edges of the creative envelope, rather to bring in disparity of sound making devices, which is what provides the music with its multi-layered textures.


Flying and the Silence – Nheap is available on iTunes*.

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