Atmospheric ambient music best describes the soundscapes of Barcelona based artist Max Corbacho. Combining the expressive power of contemporary synthesizer programming and digital processing with environmental recordings and unique sound samples, Max forms expansive aural environments that surround the listener, absorbing the senses and stirring the mind. Whether exploring the contemplative, drifting harmonies, luminous textures and transparent layers of light or the unsettling, isolationist shadowlands, the drones and depths of darkness, there is an alluring beauty at the centre of each composition, an organic heart, a human footprint. Since the 1998 debut Vestiges, a series of exploratory releases has seen Max deepen and refine his sound. Each album, built around a distinct theme, takes the listener further from home, evolving with increasing confidence, building with more visionary architecture. Max Corbacho aims to stir the senses, colour your perceptions, transport your consciousness through music – let yourself float, be immersed, experience the vision. The latest 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.
Edited by psilocybambient on 28 Aug 2008, 07:57
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