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    Discepoli, Massimo – “Parallax” – [Depth of Field]

    parallax
    Definitely a cloud-watcher of an album. One (talented) man
    ambient album, somewhat unique in the prominent placement of
    drums, which is Discepoli’s primary instrument of choice, no
    surprise. But his floatational electronics and bass/guitar
    work are very graceful, and he’s had previous releases under
    the name “Nheap” (Monty Python reference, or a programming
    index into a heap?!?!). Hard to call things ambient when
    you listen to Discepoli cut loose on “Settling Down”, which
    is really the album where he’s most wound up. Even the opener
    after some shape-shifting sounds launches into a drum break
    that would break a sweat on a jazzbo forehead. Really nice
    on that “Simmetry of Night.” Other pieces though are rolling
    cymbals and wet waves of hi-hat. Some brush and super echoey
    snare, and plenty of anti-gravity keyboards to chill out with.
    Lonely guitar in an empty pool on “Above the Electric Clouds”
    (see even Discepoli knows…and he has a previous Nheap
    release called “Clouds Under the Table”). This CD should come
    with a little piece of dry ice that melts as it spins in the
    player. Drumbient?
    -Thurston Hunger
    PS Looks like a different/new Depth of Field than the one that released
    Zorn/Previte’s fine “Euclid’s Nightmare”

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on January 30, 2015 at 5:58 pm
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