Max Richter - Out Of The Dark Room album review
Classical master sings Max Richter for the screen
Of all the composers who’ve emerged from the success of Reich, Glass and the so-called ‘minimalist’ movement, perhaps Max Richter has achieved the widest public and critical recognition. Two of his recent projects – the eight-hour Sleep (which also produced a fine remix from Mogwai) and his Vivaldi: Four Seasons Recomposed – havetaken electronic and classical music in fascinating directions. This compilation of Richter’s work for cinema is not only fascinating, but it’s also a fantastic initiation into both his oeuvre and his development as a composer. It reveals both the consistency of his writing and his willingness to work with challenging screen material.