The Blue Notebooks
Max Richter's second album The Blue Notebooks. Available here on Double CD, CD and DVD set, 180 Gram LP and Standard CD.
'The Blue Notebooks' from 2004 is Max Richter's second solo album. A distinctive and adventurous work that is beautifully recorded and cinematic in scope. Opening with a text from Franz Kafka over a sparse piano melody, the album moves through heart-wrenching strings of On The Nature Of Daylight to lyrical piano pieces. Using piano, cello, violin and viola, alongside electronic beats (made using a variety of antique electronics and Reaktor), spoken word passages and the occasional field recording (including a very realistic crow that you probably think comes from your garden); other sounds were generated via old guitar pedals and vocoders.
CDx2 - Standard Double CD.
CDx2 - CD and DVD Set.
LP - 180 Gram LP. Includes Download Code.
CD - Standard CD.