Thursday, August 14, 2008

One not to forget

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AFTER releasing the brilliant 24 Postcards In Full Colour earlier this year, Fat Cat records are set to rerelease German contemporary classical composer Max Richter's 2002 debut Memoryhouse.
And here, instead of postcards, Richter paints pictures.
Inspired by Max's musical memories of artists ranging from Chopin to Kraftwerk to The Beatles and Bach, Memoryhouse see him explore a running theme throughout.
Always beautiful, never forced and always inventive, Richter - who outside of classical music has worked with dance artists such as Future Sound Of London and Roni Size - uses this to mix the modern with the timeless effortlessly.
And with works of this depth, no doubt in a few years Max Richter will be cited as an inspiration himself, just like his formative musical heroes are to him here.
Unforgettable stuff.

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