Max Corbacho's first two CD's made
strong impressions in the ambient community. Each one defined
Max's talent in its own special way. "The Resonant
Memory of the Earth" defines the next level for Max.
This is a very deep and vast atmospheric effort. No, it is not
an effort, it is a success! Max uses the best elements from "Vestiges"
and "Far from the Immobile Point." And adds
a subtle - yet vital - drone. The result is spine-tingling and chilling.
Max has been defining feelings of being on the fringe, of not quite
having a foothold. His titles examine the angst and frustration
of unrequited efforts. The progression of the titles is
revealing in and of itself. "Vestiges"
points to the leftovers or traces of what once was or has never
been. "Far from the Immobile Point"
relates to being frozen in the fear of isolation. Listeners
went beyond isolation into nothingness. "The
Resonant Memory of the Earth" speaks to the last traces
of remote recollections of what was once the dream or the promise of
The music conveys feelings of regret, frustration, anxiety and even
anger. There is a distinct and noticeable growth in Max's
composition, performance and intuition. It is, by far, his best
effort. Listeners and fans hope it is also his greatest success!
Reviewed by Jim Brenholts