Max Richter

Songs From Before

  • CD1305
  • CD
  • Release Date: June 15th 2013
  • $13.99

Beautifully recorded and cinematic in scope 'Songs From Before' once again carries a pensive emotionally resonant tone Punctuated by Robert Wyatt's distinctive understated readings of Haruki Murakami's text the music evokes forgotten memories or lost histories a series of bittersweet articulations that seem suspended somewhere between a dreamy sense of awe and melancholia The title refers to the fact that as well as this being a kind of specimen case of music written over a long period the album carries other music inside it with the sources ranging from music between 5 and 300 years old either used as starting points for Max's own writing or submerged deep within