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Max Richter

The Blue Notebooks

Released 02/03/15 Label Decca Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 4794443


Released 25/02/15 Label Decca Genre Modern Composition Cat no. 4794185


'The Blue Notebooks' from 2004 was Max Richter's 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 heart-wrenching strings of On The Nature Of Daylight to lyrical piano pieces. Using piano, cello, violin and viola, alongside electronic beats (made using a variety of antique electronics and Reaktor), spoken word passages and the occasional field recording (including a very realistic crow that you probably think comes from your garden); other sounds were generated via old guitar pedals and vocoders.LP - 180 Gram Vinyl with Download.