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 Posted:   Jun 14, 2011 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

I just watched very good little movie PERFECT SENSE that so far received only limited release with wider release coming soon in the UK. The movie is about a couple of lovers (Ewan McGregor and Eva Green) living in the world affected by unknown disease deprivating people of their senses. The minimalist score was based mostly on solo piano and strings with various solos for violin and one the most moving pieces of music I have heard in ages accompanying the finale of the film.

I definitely hope someone is working on releasing this marvelous score!




I have been also discovering Richter´s music through his piece included in Scorsese´s SHUTTER ISLAND, which was also quite an impressive and I´d definitely be interested in hearing more (all) of his music that is out there. He has worked on quite a few films in last few years and released several albums of his own music, which is quite similar to his film scores.

Is anyone familiar more with his work and could recommend where to start with his music? Most of his albums have FANTASTIC reviews and he definitely is one of strongest new voices on the film scoring scene.




Some examples of his work in case anyone hasn´t heard about him yet...

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2011 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

I recently saw (and listened to) the German movie DIE FREMDE (score CD at Colosseum) which was scored by Max Richter and Stéphane Moucha. They seem to belong to some kind of Gabriel Yared / Yann Tiersen school of film music which often relies a lot on piano and very memorable and melancholic tunes. I like their output a lot and would recommend their work (for Tiersen, to me his best work is GOOD BYE LENIN!).

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2011 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   franz_conrad   (Member)

Actually, the only time I've music-edited a feature film, Max Richter was the main composer for it. (Although the 'score' as such mixes 5-6 new themes with existing pieces that will be familiar to many.)

http://penelopa.com.au/en/

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2011 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   JasonComerford   (Member)

Richter is one of the best composers working in modern classical music. Pick up any of his albums; they're all worthwhile. MEMORYHOUSE is a particularly good one; there's a stunning piece on it called "November" which never fails to sweep me away.

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2011 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

His work for WALTZ WITH BASHIR (some written for the film, some catalog) is stunning.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2011 - 12:03 AM   
 By:   Blake M   (Member)

nope

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2011 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

WOW!
DID YOU READ MY POST ABOUT Shutter island?
i asked for more info on this composer
and check out his cds at Amoeba
!!!!!

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2011 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   Angeldibujo   (Member)

La vie sauvage des animaux domestiques (2009) is a delicious score. It's been released on CD by JADE and shows a less melancholic face of Richter. Highly recommended!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2011 - 2:55 PM   
 By:   PLD   (Member)

Another lovely score : http://www.amazon.fr/Elle-SAppelait-Sarah-Bof-Richter/dp/B0043FYTBY/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1308171292&sr=1-1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIx5Fj5TSqg&feature=related

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2011 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   Zaku   (Member)

I just watched very good little movie PERFECT SENSE that so far received only limited release with wider release coming soon in the UK. The movie is about a couple of lovers (Ewan McGregor and Eva Green) living in the world affected by unknown disease deprivating people of their senses. The minimalist score was based mostly on solo piano and strings with various solos for violin and one the most moving pieces of music I have heard in ages accompanying the finale of the film.

I definitely hope someone is working on releasing this marvelous score!


It's available now at iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/perfect-sense-original-soundtrack/id472373397

I have yet to see this movie.

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2011 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

According to his recent post on his facebook page, they are working on getting the score released in the regular form. Hope it will happen and won't end up like Don't be afraid of the dark...

Anyway, you can listen to a couple of pieces from Perfect Sense here: http://soundcloud.com/max-richter/sets/film-music

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2015 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2018 - 2:20 AM   
 By:   fommes   (Member)

What are the best Max Richter film music CDs out there? I've got The Leftovers, but I was wondering about all the other soundtracks he put out, like Taboo, Henry May Long, etc. etc.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2018 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

They usually have some excellent moment - nothing surprising considering usual Richter's output and then ton of filler material... I have high hopes for Mary Queen of Scots, for which he already received HMMA for Best Score.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2018 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

you should check out his "Nosedive" episode from Black Mirror.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2018 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   The Wanderer   (Member)

He's one of the few composers i'll just buy without bothering with samples or seeing the films. The only one i wouldn't recommend is the Miss Sloane film he did maybe earlier this year. Other than that, you can blind-buy anything and probably really like it. All my stuff is currently in storage or i'd go through them all and recommend stuff.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2018 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

I really liked the ending of Miss Sloane. His music made the scene so powerful.

(If you have NOT seen the movie, do not watch this!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3R7XVo5RKs

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2018 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I desperately hope for a score release to the film he worked on called Into the Forest. Gorgeous, haunting, lyrical music. Best I've heard from the guy, and that's saying a lot.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2019 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

DP

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2019 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Well, I suppose it was bound to happen, but it looks like I've fallen for the 'latest flavour'.
I first noticed his music while watching SHUTTER ISLAND and his famous piece they used (On The Nature Of Daylight*) and it's brilliant mash-up with the Dinah Washington vocal, This Bitter Earth.
Then I happened upon a copy of the CD of MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS for £2 in town and that one has some fantastic tracks too (the last one, the 8 minute Finale, is ace).
And then last week, his main theme to AD ASTRA was the best thing about the film to me. So dreamy and tender...and simple.
He's like a modernistic version of John Barry, with his seemingly simplistic themes and recurring rhythms.
In fact, while watching a film he scored this past weekend (THE LAST DAYS ON MARS) there was a building, repeating suspense cue that actually sounded like John Barry.
I also sampled some of his stuff on Spotify and loved what I heard in NEVER LOOK BACK and HOSTILES.
So, it looks like I'm on the Richter Scale.

*which would later be used as the ONLY emotional music in ARRIVAL.

 
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