Atmospheric ambient music best describes the breathing soundscapes of Barcelona based artist Max Corbacho, ranging from contemplative, drifting harmonies, luminous textures and transparent layers to moving, dark, flowing atmospheric sound worlds.
Since the 1998 album debut "Vestiges", Max has without a doubt showcased an alluring, spiritual beauty at the core of each of his recordings, with a sense of reverence, emotional presence and deep feeling that express their visionary experience of sonic architecture.
The results are timeless, placeless progressions, free infusions of harmony, floating as if suspended in the vastness of time-space, providing mind altering soundscapes, inviting us to begin our own journey into mindfulness.
Max Corbacho is an independent artist born in the southwest of Spain, in the province of Badajoz. This enormous land sprinkled of oaks where he was born and he spent the first years of his life, is perhaps the deeper track than marks his music. Starred nights of summer, the caress of the nocturnal breeze, the sedative song of the crickets, immense horizons, deeply blue skies and silence.
The extremely dense and hypnotic sonic landscapes of Max Corbacho are a constant reference to these elements, elements which condense and act as catalysts, pointing to the essence of the great and ineffable mystery of our existence. Corbacho's s musical expression has the ability to enter us in this wonderful mystery.
His musical trajectory began, after making guitar studies, in local rock bands and, after some years like electric guitar player, slowly become interested in electronic music. First with legendary bands like Tangerine Dream or musics such as Richard Burmer and Vangelis. Later, his influences include artists such as Brian Eno, Robert Rich, Steve Roach, Vidna Obmana, Alio Die, Michael Stearns.
In 1999 his first work, "Vestiges" was produced. Soon the prestigious online store Backroads Music chose this album as one of the best of 2000, and "Vestiges" became one of the more highly praised Space-ambient CD´s around that time. "Vestiges" was considered a sincere, touching, powerful work, full of mystery.
In the year 2000 Max published his second CD, "Far Beyond The Immobile Point", followed by "The Resonant Memory of Earth", published by the North American label "Space For Music". Further releases include "Nocturnal Emanations", "Indalo" and "Moontribe" - each one larger and more accomplished than the last. Max has also worked in close collaboration with Argentine musician (settled now in Barcelona) Bruno Sanfilippo, releasing a CD together and setting up the record label "ad21music".
The album The Talisman is yet another step forward. Here the artist explains "I have tried to create all the songs of this work "inside" my synthesizers exclusively, inside this deeply isolated world, an amniotic-like innerspace that develops in the synth and multi-effects circuits, without insert any "external" element except for the voices in the first song. Also, I have experimented more and more with long, spacious reverbs and looping treatments ". Thus, the "oceanic" nature is strengthened, creating an atemporal quality, suspended in time and space, without rare elements disrupting the internal balance and natural flow of harmonic streams. No tempo, no synchronization, maybe only the breathing and the pulse of the artist."
Max Corbacho's last albums follows the progression into deep, silken ambience set by The Resonant Memory of Earth and The Talisman: Breathstream and Ars Lucis deepen in the search of sublime melody-free magnificence, ethereal electronics and vaporous textures.
The Max Corbacho website provides clips to listen to, free exclusive downloads and online store.
* SPLENDID LABYRINTHS (2015)
* FUTURE TERRAIN (2015)
* THE OCEAN INSIDE (2012)
* BIOMA (With Bruno Sanfilippo - 2012)
* LOST LINKS (2011)
* DEEP TIME (2010)
* ARS LUCIS (2009)
* BREATHSTREAM (2008)
* THE TALISMAN (2006)
* MOONTRIBE (2004)
* INDALO (With Bruno Sanfilippo - 2003)
* NOCTURNAL EMANATIONS (2003)
* THE RESONANT MEMORY OF EARTH (2002)
* FAR BEYOND THE IMMOBILE POINT (2000)
* VESTIGES (1998)