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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 30 August 2010
This is my favourite Max Richter album, for the simple reason that there is a greater consistency and overall integration of the individual pieces, than on his other albums. The rising/falling keening refrain is classic Richter, achieved by a combination of warmly luscious piano chords, the plaintive, yearning tones of violin/viola, and an unobtrusive string backdrop, and lodges in the head and heart long after you've listened to it. It is unashamedly emotional music, steeped in unfulfilled longing, and delivered in luscious, rich textures. Given its direct appeal to the heart, its music to fall in love with very quickly. Perhaps the only downside to all of this is that over-indulgence can lead to the necessity to limit your exposure (as with rich chocolate cake?), as too much richness can prove cloying. Once you've explored Richter's various albums, or want to explore something new and more adventurous, try Gorecki's 3rd Symphony on Naxos Górecki - Symphony No 3; Olden Style Pieces Harold Budd's 'Abandoned Cities' The Serpent (in Quicksilver) / Abandoned Cities or Karaindrou: Ulysses' Gaze Original Soundtrack [SOUNDTRACK] What a wonderful sound world is waiting out there!
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on 10 January 2018
Bit same on some of the tracks. Starting to enjoy the minimalist tune of the hum of the deep freeze and noise of the fan now. I kid you not.
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on 27 January 2017
Great product, good price prompt delivery - recommended seller
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on 27 May 2014
I heard this accidentally while listening to R3 and was instantly hooked. Marvellous and challenging. It is very thought provoking.
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on 15 February 2017
Simply sublime
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on 2 May 2016
This cd grows on you, and the titles of the Compositions start to make sense.Poetically inspiring
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on 13 January 2016
Excellent music, this is music to be reflective with. Love it.
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on 5 February 2014
This release sounds to have everything going for it. The artwork and white vinyl look great. However there are one or two too many pops on the first disc. Otherwise great.
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on 1 November 2016
Loved it cant play it enough x
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on 28 August 2014
Fatcat records, who issued the supposedly DMM quality pressing, should be ashamed of themselves. This pressing of this beautiful music is a total piece of crap, it crackles throughout and is the worst piece of vinyl in my collection. It is completely and utterly dreadful and not worth having and as far as I am concerned it is rip off.
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