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Max Richter - 24 Postcards In Full Colour mp3 download Performer: Max Richter
Album: 24 Postcards In Full Colour
Country: US
Released: 2008
Style: Modern Classical, Experimental, Ambient
Size MP3: 1128 mb.
Size FLAC: 1450 mb.
Rating: 4.7/5
Votes: 168

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.

All songs published by Mute Song Ltd. Includes postcard containing a coupon for a free MP3 download of the full album. Other Versions (5 of 5) View All. Cat.

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
10 Cathodes 1:01
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

Companies, etc.

  • 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


Released 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

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Max Richter 24 Postcards In Full Colour ‎(CD, Album, Car) FatCat Records none US 2008
LP13-07 Max Richter 24 Postcards In Full Colour ‎(LP, Ltd) 130701 LP13-07 UK 2008
LP / DA1307 Max Richter 24 Postcards In Full Colour ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) 130701 LP / DA1307 UK 2008
CD13-07 Max Richter 24 Postcards In Full Colour ‎(CD, Album) 130701 CD13-07 US 2008
none Max Richter 24 Postcards In Full Colour ‎(27xFile, WAV, Album, Comp) Deutsche Grammophon none Europe 2014

Writing about such music is difficult. Especially when its beauty is escorted by concept. I could tell you about Touch Ringtones, and Max Richter's approach at creating twenty four miniature classical sketches designed to capture the moment and snap you in and out of your daily tasks. I could tell you about Richter's gallery installations where the pieces would be transmitted to the audiences mobile phones via SMS. I could tell you about the twenty four photographic images beautifully laid out on a CD insert (some revealing a reflection or a shadow of Max Richter himself), and on a mini website with a preview of the tracks. I could, perhaps, quote the German-born, modern classical composer, who explains the idea behind his fourth album in his own words: "thinking about how we listen to music now, with the range of options available, I wondered why it is that the ringtone medium has so far been treated as unfit for creative music..." But I won't do any of that. Instead, I simply invite you to listen and decide for yourself... Richter may have an impact on your perception of the intrusive personal wake up call of a gadget humanity should probably live without. I often picture Mozart slapping his forehead at the thought that his genius is echoed through a tiny speaker on a busy subway. Perhaps one day, on my morning commute, I will be disturbed by the alarming calm of Max Richter's peaceful piano playing through someone's Nextel. Perhaps... I doubt it... Until then, I highly recommend an excellent pair of headphones to enjoy this absolutely marvelous collection of sketches whose shortcoming is only their brief existence. Each track ranges between one minute and two, offering you only a short glimpse into a moment conveyed through geographically centered track names, personal photographic snapshots, and of course music itself. The instrumentation for the album is limited by Richter himself to a string quintet, acoustic guitar, and of course, a piano. The seasoning for this recipe includes dusty vinyl, fuzzy shortwave radio, and clicky scratchy samples, all processed by transistors and 16 track 2" tape. The pieces are designed to be a cluster of fragmented impressionistic vignettes, "stitched together to form a series of jump-cuts and foldbacks in time." Richter elaborates further: "because the piece is a collection of tones, where I have no control of the order, I made a structure that holds together by use of shared material – like a cloud of pieces, or a handful of confetti, or a constellation of fragments – to be navigated as you like..." 24 Postcards In Full Colour is released on Brighton Based Fat Cat Records imprint, 130701, dedicated to more instrumental albums. I highly recommend you also pickup (or revisit) Richter's previous hailed modern classical masterpieces, Memoryhouse, The Blue Notebooks, and Songs From before.