Heatwave were the logical step after Nostalgia
for guitarist Massimo Mazzeo.
At the end' of the 90's Mazzeo focused on producing music arrangements for vocals and guitar, thus bringing
the new project Heatwave on surface along with
female vocal Paola Buscaglia.
The first album ''Inside me, out of time'' was recorded
at the Underground Studios in Sanremo and released
on Mellow Records in 1999, featuring the performances
of Nostalgia bandmate Andrea Romano on bass and
electric guitar and ex-St.Tropez Enzo Cioffi on drums.
Several other less known guests appear also in
individual pieces, performing on keyboards, organ,
slide guitar, fiddles and harp.
Anyone looking for refined, warm and delicate
Acoustic Rock music will find his peace in this album.
A beautiful work of ethereal soundscapes, airy
arrangements and folky atmospheres, occasionally
breaking into the territories of Classical and Art Rock music,
as proposed in the fourteen short tracks.
For the most of its part ''Inside me, out of time'' is driven
by Mazzeo's work on acoustic guitar and Buscaglia's
absolutely crystalline voice, still supported by bass and drums.
The music is sensitive, well-arranged, the songwriting is solid,
the musicianship is pretty elegant and the atmospheres created
end up to be very dreamy and well-displayed.
Several tracks offer a richer enviroment, either through the use
of organ and synthesizers in a Symphonic Pop mood,
or the use of more classic instruments like flutes and strings.
Others are enriched by the discreet, melodic electric guitars
with a slight GENESIS vibe, somewhat recalling NOSTALGIA's previous albums, as the demised Italian group always had a soft, romantic atmosphere.
Overall this work flows with comfort, based on elaborate musical pieces with an intense lyrical content and a relaxed but
well-executed instrumental background.
A nice little gem for all fans of Art Rock, Acoustic Rock
and even Folk Rock.
Excellent material, highlighted by Buscaglia's lovely voice
and Mazzeo's interesting acoustic passages.
Review by Apostolis (apps79)
released May 23, 2016
6 & 12 strings acoustic guitars,
electric guitar on "La mia vita corre ora" and "Cry",
lead and backing vocals
lead and backing vocals
Andrea Romano: fretless bass and solo guitar on tracks 3-8-9-10-12
Enzo Cioffi: drums & percussion
Massimo Lantero: keyboards
Lidia Garuti: celtic harp on track 1
Salvatore Burgio: fiddle on track 4
Emanuele Bastiani: slide guitar on track 7
Tiziano Tavasanis: hammond on track 3
All music composed and arranged by Massimo Mazzeo
All lyrics written by Massimo Mazzeo except:
"Together Again" by Salvatore & Massimo Mazzeo
"Silly Consideration" by Marco De Carolis
"At last I'm free" written by Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards
"Planetstar" written by Pekka Rechardt & Jim Pembroke
Recorded at "Underground Studio" & "Galileo Studio-lab"
Engineer: Massimo Lantero
Mixed at "Underground Studio" Sanremo March-June 1999