Nocturnes III closes the trilogy started in 2017 by Max Corbacho, continuing in this new installment the exploration of stillness and primordial, organic themes, through the mystical connection with his synthesizers. Through that physical, intimate, organic and tactile interaction with his fully hardware instruments Max can more deeply convey his sonic world with an incredibly sensitive, deep and detailed touch. For the occasion the artist has resorted to his entire sonic palette based on both analog and digital synthesizers, as well as an elaborate archive of samples and organic atmospheres. A hauntingly surreal soundscape opens the album, gliding quietly across the stages of the mists of time. Altar Of Stillness is an intense and multi-layered textured work that dates back in its creation to the time of the 2003 album "Indalo". This track has been mutating all these years through subtle transformations until it has reached its current form, ready to open this new Corbacho collection. The subtlety of an artist in his creative maturity crystallizes the following tracks as immense unfathomable expanses of sound, from the organically surreal Sleeptime Spores to the infinite mercurial chords of Skywatchers. The feeling of nocturnalness prevails throughout the album but it is a luminous, radiant nocturnal feel, appealing to mystical telluric forces of the night, its mystery and its unfathomable meaning in the human psyche. With the soft and intricate fabric of these sound worlds, Max traces a quiet path in which to immerse ourselves in a unique experience.
As described in the two preceding installments, the inspiration for the Nocturnes trilogy came from Corbacho's night photography featured in the series artwork. In Max's words: "Nocturnes III completes the trilogy begun in 2017. I remember the feeling of excitement and amazement experienced during my nocturnal excursions to these places. Showing these photographs as a wrapper for these new soundscapes inspired by calm and mystery is the best way to share these feelings. The most vivid memory of these nights is the silence, the stillness, the sparkling light of the stars and the sweet fragrance of thyme that permeates everything in these regions of Aragon in Spain ".
The CD version is a special collector's edition limited to 200 copies. Remember that all Max Corbacho albums are real CD or "Glass Master CD", not CDr.
Released January 29, 2021
Composed, performed and produced by Max Corbacho.
Max Corbacho: Sequencing, synthesizers, samplers, looping devices and atmospheres.
Original cover photography by Max Corbacho, captured somewhere in Aragon, Spain.
Layout by Michael Pletz.
Max Corbacho | Nocturnes III | CD
1. Altar Of Stillness 25:14
2. Bonded From The Beginning 08:54
3. Sleep Time Spores 02:41
4. Lunation Sequence 09:39
5. Time Before Time 06:41
6. Skywatchers 20:06