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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gentle Light Within, 24 July 2010
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The music of Max Richter is worth getting to know.
His fifth album 'Infra' is incandescently beautiful.
The soundscapes he has created in these thirteen exquisite
miniatures display an extraordinarily affecting interiority.
(Infra = below, beneath and within). Reflective, mesmeric
and utterly captivating, they engage both our intellect and
our emotions in equal measure. Essential sounds.

Piano, string quintet and subtle electronics are employed in hugely
rich and varied formations. The melodic and harmonic structure of
the arrangements seamlessly juxtaposes familiar tonal modalities with
the evocative and sometimes abrasive (but always complementary)
technological intrusions. The marriage is a magical one.

Conceived as music for a Royal Ballet commission ( a collaboration
with choreographer William McGregor) the compositions are romantic,
elgiac and easily approachable. The programatic format is suggestive
of a quest without a clear destination : 'Infra 1-8' interspersed with
'Journey(s)' 1-5'. Mr Richter is a gentle guide in unfamiliar territory.

It would seem somehow ignoble to dissect the whole in an attempt
to describe its parts. The sum total is simply sublime.
(That it was recorded in just one day at AIR studios in
London is an impressive testament to both the composer's
and performers' stamina, determination and vision!)

Music for the spirit in a godless age.

Essential.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very different, 18 Nov 2010
This review is from: Infra (MP3 Download)
More a sound poem that out and out music. Good as background, and good to really listen hard to, there is so much in it.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Infra, 14 Feb 2011
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Absolutely stunning. It's very easy to lose yourself in this.

I first heard of Max Richter through the Shutter Island movie soundtrack and was hooked from the start.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 22 Aug 2010
This review is from: Infra (Audio CD)
Great score, have been looking forward to this since we saw Infra in London. Really impressed, nice one Mr Richter....
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, 25 Jan 2013
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I found this album to be really melodious, it arrived on time and i constantly have it on my ipod
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