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Sleep

Max Richter

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1
Dream 1 (before the wind blows it all away)
Max Richter; Max Richter
18:31
2
Cumulonimbus
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
10:09
3
Dream 2 (entropy)
Max Richter; Max Richter
10:02
4
Path (7676)
Max Richter; Grace Davidson; Max Richter
11:00
5
whose name is written on water
Max Richter; Grace Davidson; Max Richter
11:15
6
Patterns (cypher)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
2:47
7
Solo
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
6:53
8
Aria 1
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
11:06
9
Return 2 (song)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
16:46
10
nor earth, nor boundless sea
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
19:17
11
Dream 11 (whisper music)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Clarice Jensen
18:54
12
moth-like stars
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
28:53
13
Path 17 (before the ending of daylight)
Max Richter; Grace Davidson; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
26:52
14
Space 26 (epicardium)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
6:56
15
Patterns (lux)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
16:43
16
Constellation 1
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell
6:56
17
Constellation 2
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell
15:20
18
Space 2 (slow waves)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
7:42
19
Chorale / glow
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
25:29
20
Dream 19 (pulse)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Clarice Jensen
18:53
21
Cassiopeia
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
19:36
22
Non-eternal
Max Richter; Grace Davidson; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
23:50
23
Song / echo
Max Richter; Grace Davidson; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
4:59
24
Aria 2
Max Richter; Max Richter
11:02
25
never fade into nothingness
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
9:41
26
Return 16 (time capsule)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
24:25
27
if you came this way
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
14:29
28
Space 17 (chains)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
17:59
29
Sublunar
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
25:22
30
Dream 17 (Alpha)
Max Richter; Max Richter
28:47
31
Dream 0 (till break of day)
Max Richter; Grace Davidson; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
33:47
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    8:24:21
"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 Max Richter's complete 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.

"... 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
All works composed by Max Richter and published by Mute Song
Cover and Moon photos © NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Artist photo © Mike Terry
Cover design: Mareike Walter and Merle Kersten
Package design: Mareike Walter
Art direction: Merle Kersten

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