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Memoryhouse

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Originally released in 2002 but long out of print, Max Richter's gorgeous debut album will finally see a much-awaited reissue. Recorded by Richter with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and critically lauded on its original release, Memoryhouse is quite deservedly held very dear to the broad-reaching "post-classical" field.


1. Europe After The Rain
2. Maria The Poet (1913)
3. Laika s Journey
4. The Twins (Prague)
5. Sarajevo
6. Andras
7. Untitled (Figures)
8. Sketchbook
9. November
10. Jan s Notebook
11. Arbenita (11 years)
12. Garden (1973) / Interior
13. Landscape With Figure (1922)
14. Fragment
15. Lines On A Page (One Hundred Violins)
16. Embers
17. Last Days
18. Quartet Fragment (1908)

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 2, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fatcat Records
  • ASIN: B001EGS4ZW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,628 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By M. Phillips on February 9, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I bought The Blue Notebook about a year ago and it has been one of my favorite albums. No stranger am I to modern classical compositions. This Richter album, however, blew the blue notebook away in terms of raw emotional connection, elegance, and shear aural beauty. This album is at the top of a very long list (I own about 2000 albums). If you're a fan of classical compositions, ambient, subtle electronic melodies, or delicate music at all, this album is not to be missed.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By ProsperoDGC on August 13, 2010
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The one other review for this product casts the CD in a wildly unfair light. Even that reviewer notes how great the music is, but gives it only 3 stars because of Amazon's customer service. Consequently I want to set the record a bit straighter.

I first learned of Max Richter through a BBC TV drama called "Dive," in which "On the Nature of Daylight", a piece from his 2004 release, Blue Notebooks, was used extensively. Since then I've become a little obsessed with that CD and am now subsequently enamored with "Memoryhouse".

The pieces here are vast in ambition and scope, with electronics, strings, and full orchestra coexisting beautifully within layered compositions that leave enough room for breath and imagination. As an indicator of how cinematic Richter's style is, Martin Scorcese has used his work, on "Shutter Island".

All this said, Richter has a very populist edge to his work. For example, he worked with Roni Size and Massive Attack, so if you're familiar with their work you're likely to love Richter's. My dream team, I think, would be Richter and Rob Dougan working together. (If you've never enjoyed Dougan's absolutely amazing Furious Angels, on which appears the club-anthem "Clubbed to Death" track, you should fix that situation immediately and without pause for thought or reflection.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Susan Bidwell Wright on October 7, 2010
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When I heard a few phrases of Richter on the radio, his use of static delighted and moved me -- so I ordered the CD. It speaks to the most solitary part of me, reminds me of being a child falling asleep in the afternoon, voices muted and far away and the sounds of the world a jumble. But Richter is not an innocent. This music is sober and full of grief. It is written for the 21st century as we look back in anguish and as we look forward with terror. This is not music for the faint of heart.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JM on July 14, 2014
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Wonderful, moody, with a touch of atmospheric dialog introducing a few tracks. I am an amateur author, and I collect music which sets a scene, or puts me in a certain mood for a particular scene. Max Richter's music is excellent for this, helping me visualize my narrative with crystal clear precision.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Horacio de la Cueva on March 10, 2015
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Although this is Max Richter's first album, his music is mature, well thought, and, above all, great to listen to. I started listening to righter with Four Seasons Recomposed, also a worthwhile album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By carolannimal on May 1, 2014
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I heard one of the songs on Pandora and just had to purchase the album. It is a good one... but of course my favorite song on the album was the one I heard on the radio.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ben Abraham on September 12, 2012
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At its best, Richter's music seems to focus on an emptiness. Sometimes the emptiness is big. Sometimes the emptiness is small. Richter has a special way of expressing this big void, albeit a way that is sometimes reminiscent of Philip Glass, Arvo Part, and Brian Eno's ambiant music.

This is a lengthy CD of mostly excellent contemporary classical chamber music, with some pop sensibilities. There's an intense yearning to the music. While a few tracks are sub-par, the bulk of this CD is uncommonly good.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Barry on October 15, 2014
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Max Richter. What a legend. Only discovered him randomly through Pandora about a year ago, can confidently say he is my favorite composer (though Clint Mansell is a close second). There are recurring themes here, if you are opposed to songs sounding similar, stay away. My wife will like one individual track, but listening to an album drives her mad. I love that though, I embrace the repetition.
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