Following releases by Set Fire To Flames and Sylvain Chauveau, Max Richter's 'The Blue Notebooks' was the fourth release on , established as an. Album The Blue Notebooks. If someone walks fast and one pricks up one's ears and listens, say at night, when everything round about is quiet, one hears, for instance, the rattling of a mirror not quite firmly fastened to the wall." "The Blue Notebooks" Track Info. Originally written in 'The Blue Notebooks' is now a cult classic that's paved the way for a generation of new artists combining classical and.
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The pieces are more intimate than melancholic, and at times the simplistic harmonic progressions seem slightly self-indulgent.
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In particular 'The Shadow Journal' is a wonderfully effective track. Harp arpeggios, ambient sounds, a typewriter and speech establish the mood.
A solo violin max richter the blue notebooks a four-note motif to be much repeated. Richter is a British-based, German-born pianist and composer. Utilising piano, cello, violin and viola, alongside electronic beats made using a variety of antique electronics and Reaktorspoken word passages and the occasional field recording, other sounds were generated via old guitar pedals and vocoders.
The warm-hearted piano melody on "Horizon Variations" and the delicate, somehow reassuring-sounding string piece "On the Nature of Daylight" both sound vaguely familiar, and are all the more max richter the blue notebooks for it. Most striking of all is "Shadow Journal," which begins with hypnotic, bubbling electronics, Swinton 's crisp voice and a piercingly lovely violin melody and then brings in harp and an electronic bassline so low that it's almost felt more than it is heard.
The piece sounds so much like thinking, like turning inward, that the cawing birds at the end of max richter the blue notebooks track bring a jarring end to its reverie. Sleep and From Sleep, a one-hour adaptation, were released in September Richter returned in with the music for an episode of Black Mirror.
It was soon followed by 's Three Worlds: A compilation of Richter's soundtrack work, Out of the Dark Room, also appeared in A handful of new scores, this time max richter the blue notebooks the films Return to Montauk and Hostiles, and for the television series Taboo, appeared over the next year, as well as a deluxe reissue of his landmark second album, The Blue Notebooks.