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From Sleep

Max Richter

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Dream 3 (in the midst of my life)
Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata Resnick; Max Richter
Path 5 (delta)
Max Richter; Grace Davidson; Max Richter
Space 11 (invisible pages over)
Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata Resnick; Caleb Burhans; Brian Snow; Clarice Jensen
Dream 13 (minus even)
Max Richter; Clarice Jensen; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata Resnick; Max Richter
Space 21 (petrichor)
Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata Resnick; Caleb Burhans; Brian Snow; Clarice Jensen
Path 19 (yet frailest)
Max Richter; Ben Russell; Max Richter
Dream 8 (late and soon)
Max Richter; Grace Davidson; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata Resnick; Caleb Burhans; Brian Snow; Clarice Jensen; Max Richter
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    59:59
"It’s a warm, slow-moving daydream with no sharp edges and a self-consciously hazy sound, as if recorded next door or underwater."
- The Guardian

"... his most daring and least conventional work ... a cross between minimalism and ambient electronica ... mixing lush instrumental harmonies and electronic soundscapes, the piece exerts a trance-like pull through its churning rhythms and pulsations."
- Los Angeles Times

This album contains a one-hour adaptation of Max Richter's epic eight-hour composition Sleep, which he calls "an eight-hour lullaby," believed to be the longest piece of classical music ever recorded. Richter plays various keyboards and electronics, accompanied by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) and British soprano Grace Davidson. Richter says the full length project, intended to be partly heard while asleep, is an experiment in understanding how music is experienced in different states of consciousness.

"You could say that the short one is meant to be listened to and the long one is meant to be heard while sleeping ... we spend a third of our lives asleep and it’s always been one of my favourite things, ever since I was a child ... Sleep is an attempt to see how that space when your conscious mind is on holiday can be a place for music to live."
- Max Richter
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon Studio Masters

Instrumental recordings: Avatar Studios, Studio A, New York, March 2015
Vocal recordings: AIR Studios, London, February 2015
Electronic recordings: StudioKino Berlin
Instrumental recordings recorded by Alejandro Venguer
Vocal recordings recorded by Rupert Coulson, assisted by Tom Bailey
Mixed by Rupert Coulson and Max Richter at AIR Studios, London, and StudioKino Berlin
Produced by Max Richter
Mastered by Mandy Parnell at Black Saloon Studios
Executive producer: Yulia Mahr
Executive producer Deutsche Grammophon: Christian Badzura
Project manager Deutsche Grammophon: Anna-Lena Rodewald

Cover & moon photos © NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Artist photo © Mike Terry
Cover design: Mareike Walter & Merle Kersten
Package design: Mareike Walter
Art direction: Merle Kersten

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