'The Blue Notebooks' is one of Max Richter's most successful albums to date and was originally composed in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Richter has described it as "a protest album about Iraq, a mediation on violence." It features readings from Franz Kafka's The Blue Octavo Notebooks and Czeslaw Milosz's Hymn of the Pearl and Unattainable Earth. Both readings are by the British actress Tilda Swinton.
The tracksShadow Journal andOrganum were included in the soundtrack of the animated documentaryWaltz with Bashir(2008), and On the Nature of Daylight was featured prominently in the soundtrack for the filmArrival(2016).
Originally written in 2003, DG is releasing this new edition in 2018 to celebrate its 15th anniversary with brand new artwork and bonus content, such as new arrangements, remixes, as well as a completely unreleased new track.
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Arboretum Horizon Variations Iconography Old Song On The Nature Of Daylight Organum Shadow Journal The Blue Notebooks The Trees Vladimir's Blues Written On The Sky
A Catalogue of Afternoons On The Nature of Daylight (Orchestral Version) Vladimir's Blues 2018 On The Nature of Daylight (Entropy) Vladimir's Blues (Jlin Remix) Iconography (Konx-Om-Pax Remix)