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Max Corbacho has created yet another masterwork of atmospheric ambient music, both in terms of compositional and audiophile craftsmanship. These sensuous and expansive soundscapes are beautifully paced in their unfolding and find that delicate balance between calm stasis and developmental movement that the best works of the genre embody. One of the most interesting aspects of Max's work is the periodic appearance of non-harmonic and analog pointillistic elements, almost like the tiny flaws that are intentionally built into gothic cathedrals. Unlike several of the other reviewers who have regarded these elements as distractions, I hear them as echoes of the great chaos that are the cosmological sea in which these creations arise. If you relax your mind completely and listen with open, unassuming ears, you can hear the great beauty that these fractal tones lend to a whole that is almost inexpressibly sublime. I heartily recommend that serious listeners download the 24-bit FLAC versions of these pieces, which allow the listener to hear many subtleties not apparent in a lower resolution recording. Absolutely stunning, setting a new standard even for this composer of enormous substance.
 

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