Max Richter - Behind The Counter with

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  • Rough Trade Exclusive. 36 Track Mixed Triple CD Version with bonus CD including a selection of unmixed tracks pulled from the LP track listing.
  • Release Date: June 2nd 2017
  • £5.99

Rough Trade Album of the Month: June 2017

Rough Trade Shops Present Behind the Counter with Max Richter. This spectacular compilation put together by much-loved British composer Max Richter is the first in Rough Trade Shop’s Behind the Counter series, in which some of our favourite artists create mixes especially for us using the records we sell on the shop floor.

As big fans of Max, Rough Trade invited him to curate a mix, knowing he would pick out some unexpected gems. The result is a 36-track (on CD) and 33-Track (On Vinyl) compilation of soundbites, pieces of composition, interesting mixes and curious musical choices including tracks from Mogwai, Boards of Canada, Philip Glass, Aphex Twin and Low among some classical works by Rachmaninoff and Bach.

The Rough Trade LP exclusive version comes complete with an added bonus 7". A much loved rarity, the music on this exclusive 7” comes from Max’s cult 2008 score for the film Henry May Long. Over the years it has been equally influential among musicians as the much better known Waltz with Bashir from the same period. With Henry May Long, Max brought a completely new instrumental grammar to film music. Recommended for fans of Olafur Arnalds’ score to Broadchurch.


3LP+ - Rough Trade Exclusive. 33 Track Unmixed Triple 180 Gram Transparent green coloured vinyl with 7". It comes with a Download of the Mixed Version. The bonus 7" features two Max Richter tracks - Whale Window Hotel and Farewell Threshold Laudanum.

3CD - Rough Trade Exclusive. 36 Track Mixed Triple CD Version with bonus CD featuring a selection of unmixed tracks pulled from the LP track listing.

3LP - 33 Track Unmixed Triple 180 Gram Black vinyl. It comes with a Download of the Mixed Version.


LP Tracklisting:

Side A

1 - The Unanswered Question
Composed by Charles Ives
Performed by New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Leonard Bernstein

2 - Bach BWV 659 arr. Busoni Nun Komm den Heiden Heiland, Composed by J.S. Bach arr. Busoni
Performed by Alfred Brendel, Piano

3 - Partita III. Courante
Composed by Caroline Shaw
Performed by Roomful of Teeth

4 - 3 Pieces for Cello and Piano_No. 1. Modere
Composed by Nadia Boulanger
Performed by Nicolas Alstaedt, cello and Jose Gallardo, piano

Side B

1 - Ether
Performed by Mogwai

2 - Arcadiana, Op.12 (1994)_VI. O Albion
Composed by Thomas Adès

3 - Hoquetus David
Composed by Guillaume de Machaut
Musical Director: David Munrow

4 - Zoetrope
Performed by Boards of Canada

5 - Starry Sky Cycle (1980-87)_Ursa Minor [Peace]
Composed by Urmas Sisask
Performed by Lauri Väinmaa, Piano

Side C

1 - Qui Habitat (Psalm 90)
Composed by Josquin des Prez
Performed by Huelgas Ensemble and Paul Van Nevel

2 - Of Late
Composed by Howard Skempton
Performed by John Tilbury, Piano

3 - Bobbing Beams of Light
Performed by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

4. - Dixit Dominus, HWV 232_ IX. Die Torrente in via bibet
Composed by George Frideric Handel
Performed by English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot
Gardiner & Monteverdi Choir

5. - Mercy
Composed by Max Richter
Performed by Hilary Hahn, Violin and Cory Smythe, Piano

Side D

1 - Rejoice O Virgin
Composed by Rachmaninov
Performed by Tenebrae

2 - Last Things Last
Performed by Rachel's

3 - Canticles of the Sky_Sky with Four Suns
Composed by John Luther Adams
Performed by the Northwestern University Cello Ensemble

4 - Wasserklavier
Composed by Luciano Berio
Performed by David Arden, Piano

5 - Satyagraha: Evening Song
Composed by Philip Glass
Performed by New York City Opera Chorus and New York City Opera Orchestra

6 - Deep Six Textbook
Performed by Let's Eat Grandma

Side E

Composed by Henry Purcell
Performed by Phantasm

2 - Preludes, Opus 11_XXI Andante - In B flat Major
Composed by Alexander Scriabin
Performed by Marta Deyanova, Piano

3 - What Part of Me
Performed by Low

4 - Tenebrae_II
Composed by Osvaldo Golijov
Performed by Kronos Quartet

Performed by Aphex Twin

6 - Immortal Bach
Composed by Knut Nystedt
Performed by Schola Cantorum
Conductor: Kåre Hanken

Side F

1 - Rockets Fall On Rocket Falls
Performed by Godspeed You! Black Emperor

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