Richter, Max / Songs From Before
Album: Songs From Before   Collection:General
Artist:Richter, Max   Added:Feb 2007
Label:Fatcat Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-05-20 Pull Date: 2007-07-22
Week Ending: Jul 8 Jul 1 Jun 17 Jun 10 Jun 3 May 27
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 05, 2007: Emphysema For Emphasis
Autumn Music 1
4. Jun 04, 2007: Kid For Today
2. Jun 28, 2007: Emphysema For Emphasis
5. May 29, 2007: Into The Nada
Flowers For Yulia
3. Jun 15, 2007: The Adventurer's Choice
6. May 23, 2007: Sign My Yearbook!
Autumn Music 1

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-05-17
Like the soundtrack to a movie. Minimalist classical (strings only), synth glassy bell tones, faint radio crackle, rain sounds. Some readings by Robert Wyatt on top Thomas Nola et Son Orchestre? but mostly instrumental. Sad, cheesy, beautiful, from a movie you've never seen. FCC clean. Picks 6,5,2,3,7

1-4:13) Quiet repetitive, glassy synth tone with string melody over top. Slow, drifting.
*2-6:50) Voiceover to begin. Slow moving, theatric string movements over the rain, whispering and fuzz.
*3-1:42) Austere, thoughtful solo piano.
4-4:24) Faint bed of rain and radiobroadcast. Voiceover about rain. New agey glassy electronic tones. Halfway looped chime tones enter.
**5-1:25) VERY Faint recording of strings. Like a forgotten Philip Glass piece, rediscovered on one decayed vinyl record 200 years later.
***6-3:54) Very sad but beautiful piano, strings, like from out of a movie. Vaguely reminds me of the Lento from Dvorak's American Quartet once the strings hit. Kleenex!
*7-1:51) Voiceover about rain. Bed of very faint wind, radio, static, pounding. Slow vibraphone repeats descending chords.
*8-5:35) String quartet, stately almost baroque chords, but with extra sustainy clusters. Wish the soaring violin line didn't enter.
9-0:53) Looped bed of glassy tones. Voiceover about the blue of the sky.
10-3:49) Faster moving solo piano, then strings. Eh.
11-1:43) More glassy tones. Voiceover a bit "spiritual".
12-1:03) A solo piano piece that sounds similar to 6. but isn't in 7/4.

Track Listing
1. Song   7. Time Passing
2. Flowers For Yulia   8. Sunlight
3. Fragment   9. Lullaby
4. Harmonium   10. Autumn Music 2
5. Ionosphere   11. Verses
6. Autumn Music 1   12. From The Rue Vilin