℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Released September 4, 2015
Duration 8h 24m 21s
Record Label Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
Genre Classical
 

Sleep

Max Richter

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1.1
Dream 1 (before the wind blows it all away)
Max Richter; Max Richter
18:31
1.2
Cumulonimbus
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
10:09
1.3
Dream 2 (entropy)
Max Richter; Max Richter
10:02
1.4
Path (7676)
Max Richter; Grace Davidson; Max Richter
11:00
1.5
whose name is written on water
Max Richter; Grace Davidson; Max Richter
11:15
1.6
Patterns (cypher)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
2:47
1.7
Solo
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
6:53
1.8
Aria 1
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
11:06
1.9
Return 2 (song)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
16:46
1.10
nor earth, nor boundless sea
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
19:17
1.11
Dream 11 (whisper music)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Clarice Jensen
18:54
1.12
moth-like stars
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
28:53
1.13
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
1.14
Space 26 (epicardium)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
6:56
1.15
Patterns (lux)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
16:43
1.16
Constellation 1
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell
6:56
1.17
Constellation 2
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell
15:20
1.18
Space 2 (slow waves)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
7:42
1.19
Chorale / glow
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
25:29
1.20
Dream 19 (pulse)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Clarice Jensen
18:53
1.21
Cassiopeia
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
19:36
1.22
Non-eternal
Max Richter; Grace Davidson; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
23:50
1.23
Song / echo
Max Richter; Grace Davidson; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
4:59
1.24
Aria 2
Max Richter; Max Richter
11:02
1.25
never fade into nothingness
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
9:41
1.26
Return 16 (time capsule)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
24:25
1.27
if you came this way
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
14:29
1.28
Space 17 (chains)
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
17:59
1.29
Sublunar
Max Richter; Max Richter; Ben Russell; Yuki Numata; Caleb Burhans; Clarice Jensen; Brian Snow
25:22
1.30
Dream 17 (Alpha)
Max Richter; Max Richter
28:47
1.31
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
"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 – 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 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
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-0.95
-7.94 to -0.04
-17.15
-22.84 to -13.40
10
7 to 13
1
Dream 1 (before the wind blows it all away)
-1.36-18.079
2
Cumulonimbus
-3.21-17.687
3
Dream 2 (entropy)
-1.42-18.099
4
Path (7676)
-0.15-13.958
5
whose name is written on water
-2.91-17.347
6
Patterns (cypher)
-1.31-17.2210
7
Solo
-1.40-17.7211
8
Aria 1
-0.15-15.019
9
Return 2 (song)
-0.24-18.0411
10
nor earth, nor boundless sea
-0.15-16.2610
11
Dream 11 (whisper music)
-0.15-17.2111
12
moth-like stars
-0.14-17.5511
13
Path 17 (before the ending of daylight)
-0.99-20.3111
14
Space 26 (epicardium)
-0.15-14.378
15
Patterns (lux)
-0.15-16.3410
16
Constellation 1
-0.15-14.579
17
Constellation 2
-1.53-17.378
18
Space 2 (slow waves)
-0.15-15.299
19
Chorale / glow
-0.04-13.407
20
Dream 19 (pulse)
-0.33-20.2313
21
Cassiopeia
-1.75-20.9412
22
Non-eternal
-0.15-17.9712
23
Song / echo
-7.94-22.849
24
Aria 2
-0.41-17.7411
25
never fade into nothingness
-0.15-14.869
26
Return 16 (time capsule)
-0.15-17.3711
27
if you came this way
-0.15-16.8210
28
Space 17 (chains)
-0.06-16.289
29
Sublunar
-0.15-14.679
30
Dream 17 (Alpha)
-2.23-19.599
31
Dream 0 (till break of day)
-0.15-16.649

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