℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Released September 4, 2015
Duration 59m 59s
Record Label DG
Genre Classical

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
"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 – DG 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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Album average
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-4.24 to -0.15
-21.66 to -14.94
-19.40 to -13.60
8 to 11
Dream 3 (in the midst of my life)
Path 5 (delta)
Space 11 (invisible pages over)
Dream 13 (minus even)
Space 21 (petrichor)
Path 19 (yet frailest)
Dream 8 (late and soon)

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