24 Postcards in Full Colour is the 2008 album by neo-classical composer Max Richter, released on July 21, 2008 on 130701, an imprint of FatCat Records. The album was reissued on April 25, 2014 on Deutsche Grammophon.
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Richter released his fourth solo album 24 Postcards in Full Colour, a collection of 24 classically composed miniatures for ringtones, in 2008. The pieces are a series of variations on the basic material, scored for strings, piano, and electronics. Discussing the album with NPR Classical in 2017 Richter stated "People were downloading ringtones at the time and I felt this was a missed opportunity for composers. That there was a space opening up, maybe a billion little loudspeakers walking around the planet, but nobody was really thinking of this as a space for creative music.
No matter how gorgeous Max Richter can make a ringtone, what society really needs are more phones on vibrate. Although 24 Postcards in Full Colour is certainly not noise pollution, just like a postcard, it leaves the audience wanting to know much more. Max Richter is musically categorized as a 21st century composer, a post-classical musician whose previous three albums are filled with lush cinematic themes blended with ambient electronic samples, and field recordings. Even though Max Richter can create an emotional feeling in under a minute, the overall mood of the album is fleeting.
Get the Tempo of the tracks from 24 Postcards In Full Colour (2008) by Max Richter. This album has an average beat per minute of 113 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 61/206 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist 24 Postcards in Full Colour. 1. The Road Is a Grey Tape.
The acclaim Max Richter has earned for works like The Blue Notebooks hasn't tempted him to outdo himself with ever more elaborate, grandiose projects - in fact, 24 Postcards in Full Colour is just the opposite: a collection of pieces intended as ringtones, the album's longest track is a petite y-some seconds, and its palette is restricted to. solo piano, string quartet, acoustic guitar, and less obvious sources such as shortwave radio transmissions and transistors.
|1||The Road Is A Grey Tape||1:01|
|2||H In New England||1:50|
|3||This Picture Of Us. P.||1:36|
|4||Lullaby From The Westcoast Sleepers||2:02|
|5||When The Northern Lights / Jasper And Louise||1:00|
|6||Circles From The Rue Simon – Crubellier||1:04|
|7||Cascade NW By W||1:12|
|8||A Sudden Manhattan Of The Mind||2:51|
|9||In Louisville At 7||1:03|
|11||I Was Just Thinking||0:59|
|12||A Song For H / Far Away||2:08|
|13||Return To Prague||1:02|
|14||Broken Symmetries For Y||1:00|
|15||Berlin By Overnight||1:27|
|16||Cradle Song For A (Interstate B3)||2:11|
|17||Kierling / Doubt||0:50|
|18||From 553 W Elm Street, Logan Illinois (Snow)||0:57|
|19||Tokyo Riddle Song||1:00|
|20||The Tartu Piano||2:05|
|21||Cold Fusion For G||0:35|
|22||32 Via San Nicolo||1:23|
|23||Found Song For P.||2:24|
|24||H Thinks A Journey||0:57|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – FatCat Records
- Copyright (c) – Max Richter
- Published By – Mute Song Ltd.
- Recorded At – Abbey Road Studios
- Recorded At – Cava Studios
- Recorded At – Castlesound Studios
- Recorded At – Eastcote Studios
- Mastered At – Electric Mastering
- Made By – EDC Blackburn Ltd
- Cello – Chris Worsey, Ian Burdge, Su-a Lee
- Design, Layout – dlt
- Drums – Francis McDonald*
- Guitar – Preston Reed, Zack Ware*
- Mastered By – Mandy Parnell
- Photography By – Max Richter, Nyika Jancso
- Piano – Max Richter
- Viola – John Metcalfe
- Violin – Alison Dodds*, Natalia Bonner, Robert Mc Fall*
- Violin [Solo] – Louisa Fuller
- Written-By, Mixed By, Producer – Max Richter
NotesReleased as a clear tray jewel case.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Cava Studios, Castlesound Studios, Eastcote Studios.
Mastered at Electric Mastering, London.
(C) 2008 Max Richter. (P) 2008 FatCat Records.
All songs published by Mute Song Ltd.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 600116130723
- Matrix / Runout: EDC Blackburn Ltd. CD13-07 01
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 0420
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