Max Richter studied classical music, but also is playing around with computers and samplers. After collaborations with the likes of Future Sound of London, he now makes a kind of modern classical music. Somewhere between minimal music, movie soundtracks, ambient and triphop lies this musical masterpiece. It's almost like a soundtrack to a film, very visual. It has a lot of Phillip Glass-like slow repetitive string-arrangements, but much more interesting to listen to. Because here and there are hidden electronic sounds, but very sparce and subtle. It gives it that little modern edge, which also makes it strange and unpredictable. For example, you are now and then shaken out of your musical dream by the sound of a crow or philosophical poems that are read, over the sound of an oldfashioned typewriter. Very interesting, very subtle, beautifully orchestrated, fantastically crisp produced. This is a musical masterpiece.