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Blue Notebooks ~ Max Richter
Blue Notebooks ~ Max Richter
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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… Read more
Blue Album ~ Orbital
Blue Album ~ Orbital
3.0 out of 5 stars Blue prints, July 1 2004
Of course, after In Sides (their masterpiece) it got a bit messy with Orbitals records. Shorter tracks, more bonking beats. Concerning that, the blue album is a good step backwards. So there's a lot of beautiful melodies again, strings and hypnotising synthsounds and little bells swirling around. Production is very crisp. Still, you are waiting for the climax or surprises in the songs, but there are none. Maybe Bathtime, which sounds a bit like LemonJelly on speed, and You Lot goes back to Snivilisation. But for the rest its nice blueprints (ah! blue album?) for songs that could have been great, but now are mediocre. It also seems that they only had three sounds on their keyboards to choose… Read more