Max Corbacho is an independent artist born in 1966 in the southwest of Spain, in the province of Badajoz. This vast land dotted with oaks where he spent the first years of his life is perhaps the deepest track that marks his music. Starry summer nights, the caress of the night breeze, the soothing song of 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 delve into this wonderful mystery.
His musical trajectory began, after making guitar studies, in local rock bands and, after some years like a guitar player, slowly become interested in electronic music. First with legendary bands like Tangerine Dream or musicians such as Richard Burmer and Vangelis. Later, his influences include artists such as Robert Rich, Steve Roach, Vidna Obmana, Alio Die, Michael Stearns, etc.
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 CDs around that time. Vestiges was considered a sincere, touching, powerful work, full of enigmatic emotion.
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 Corbacho albums continue in a progression towards the deep, silken ambiance set by true modern day classics such as The Talisman, 2009’s Ars Lucis and, over the next three years, Lost Links and the double album The Ocean Inside. Since then he has continued in a commitment to ethereal atmospheres even less concerned with traditional forms and melody. Drawing from a rich tonal palette, the subtle sonic texture, resplendent and celestial, seem to be filtered through kaleidoscopic stained glasses and casted upon a sky canvas heavy with galactic wonders. The Nocturnes trilogy, Horizon Matrix and Dreaming Spaces, among others, are a sample of Max’s rich discography, where quiet, slow-motion floating minimalism is his signature. Through its use of synthesizers and processors Max’s music connects with the magical reality of infinite moments in the present time, serving as a sanctuary of tranquility, warm and enveloping positive energy where to find refuge, out of time and space.
The Max Corbacho website provides clips to listen to, free exclusive downloads and online store.
- ATMOSPHERIC TWILIGHT (2023)
- EQUINOX (2022)
- A CONNECTION TO THE WONDER (2021)
- LOST LINKS II – The Complete Collection (2021)
- NOCTURNES III (2021)
- THE UNFOLDING DAWN (2020)
- DREAMING SPACES (2020)
- ECHO OF LONGING (2019)
- HORIZON MATRIX (2018)
- NOCTURNES II (2018)
- SOURCE OF PRESENT (2017)
- ARTE MAGNETICA (2017)
- NOCTURNES (2017)
- SPLENDID LABYRINTHS (2015)
- FUTURE TERRAIN (2015)
- THE OCEAN INSIDE (2012)
- BIOMA (2012)
- LOST LINKS (2011)
- DEEP TIME (2010)
- ARS LUCIS (2009)
- BREATHSTREAM (2008)
- THE TALISMAN (2006)
- MOONTRIBE (2004)
- INDALO (2003)
- NOCTURNAL EMANATIONS (2003)
- THE RESONANT MEMORY OF EARTH (2002)
- FAR BEYOND THE IMMOBILE POINT (2000)
- VESTIGES (1998)
Max Corbacho recording and mastering studio equipment list:
- Sequential / Oberheim OB6
- Sequential / Oberheim OB6 Desktop Module
- Yorick Tech Low-Frequency Expander
- Nord Lead 2
- Korg Triton
- Korg Triton Extreme + Moss (Z1) Board Synth
- Access Virus Ti
- Akai MPC LIve II
- BOSS DD-20 Digital Delay
- Lexicon PCM-80 reverb
- Eventide Eclipse
- Soundcraft MFXi mixer
- Citriq Pro Daw Q computer
- Sony Acid digital audio workstation
- Cubase digital audio workstation
- JBL lsr305 studio monitors
- Dali Suite 2.8 Floorstanding Speakers