Monday, July 14, 2008

Richter, scaled down

GERMAN composer Max Richter's fourth album, 24 Postcards In Full Colour, is a case of wish you were there.
Ambient classical composer Richter is capable of creating some of the most beautiful moments captured on CD, and 24 Postcards In Full Colour is no exception.
Tracks such as In Louisville At 7, A Song For H/Far Away and Cradle Song For A (Interstate B3) are all staggeringly captivating.
However Postcards is the right word to use - the LP is 24 tracks long and yet barely more than half an hour, making listening at times as frustrating as it is enjoyable.
Although a stunning collection of work, it is a shame that at least for a couple of tracks, Max Richter hasn't decided to take us on the entire journey with him.

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