FUTURE TERRAIN – Max Corbacho
I have described Max Corbacho’s music as an ocean of calmness. The music of the Spanish composer and electronic musician is excellent suitable for seeking and finding tranquillity. Corbacho says Future Terrain is a remote sci-fi futuristic landscape. I can only agree with that. He created the music in 2015 while working on the sessions for his album Splendid Labyrinths. Earlier, it was only available as a download but it is also out on cd now. And rightfully so because Future Terrain again contains ambient music of great class and beauty. In comparison to his other albums, this album shows one continuing piece of music of almost 74 minutes. The result is great. You hear long held chords that go deep, very deep. There are moments when the music becomes softer and softer until at a certain moment it almost seems to fade away. But then the fine synthesizer sounds swell again and continues Max in a loop. At about an hour this reaches a magnificent climax, after which soft tones take over again. This is music that the listener must undergo. You will have to sit down for it. I don’t recommend it while doing the dishes or something. Corbacho is a master in creating this kind of fantastic atmospheres. I have a big admiration for that.
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