Paul Rijkens, Dutch progressive rockmagazine iO Pages
The Argentine Bruno Sanfilippo who lives and works in Spain is a versatile musician. This versatility can also strongly be heard in the album Indalo that he created in collaboration with the Spanish ambient specialst Corbacho. Corbacho already has made a number of special albums with rather intense music. In the summer of 2001 Corbacho en Sanfilippo made a trip to Almeria in Spain. The spectacular nature as well as the historic symbol Indalo inspired them in making this music.
It contains a range of naturesounds from Almeria that are added with the ambientsounds and the nearly ancient rhythms of the duo. This is music where artists like Steve Roach, Robert Rich and VidnaObmana are masters in but in where these gentlemen are also very well at home. The sounds are widely spun, almost like a wave, above the organic rhythms and intriguing atmospheres. The titletrack of almost 22 minutes, with which the CD opens, immediately takes the cake. Quietness is an important element in the music on this CD. In tracks like The Agave Emerges On The Dry Earth and Lava Atmospheres this quietness as a matter of speaking blows around the listener. This is a very special experience. Cabo De Gata and Petrified Wisdom are rather dark. The dreamy A Lucid Dream Of Strange Landscapes takes together the concept of the CD very well.
Highlight of the album in my opinion is Signs Of Former Experiences that almost has a heavenly atmosphere.
2004 – Paul Rijkens, Dutch progressive rockmagazine iO Pages.