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Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks


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possibly the best album I have heard in the past 2 years. This is mind-blowing stuff. :o :D :D :D


Richter is a British-based, German-born pianist and composer. Following 2002's highly-acclaimed 'Memoryhouse' - performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and released on the BBC's classical label, Late Junction - 'The Blue Notebooks' is his second solo album, a distinctive and adventurous work that is beautifully recorded and cinematic in scope.


Opening with a text from Franz Kafka over a sparse piano melody, the album moves through gorgeous, heart-wrenching string swells of 'On The Nature Of Daylight' (which quotes a tune from 'Memoryhouse'); through to sparse but lyrical piano pieces; hazy, swirling atmospherics, avalanche pulse-beats and partially occluded melodies that recall Aphex twin's 'Ambient Works' albums; and to reverberant organ / choir recordings.


I STRONGLY recommend that you go out and buy his album, or at least download it.


Or at least listen to a few tracks at his website, http://www.maxrichter.com


trust me, you won't be disappointed.

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