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RICHTER, MAX - On the Nature of Daylight

Format: 12inch
Label & Cat.Number: Studio Richter / Deutsche Grammophon SR002
Release Year: 2017
Note: the heartbreaking title track for the great "ARRIVAL" film by DENIS VILLENEUVE (the piece was originally composed for 'Blue Notebooks' in 2003) in both versions for quintet and full string orchestra; this is also the first release on MAX RICHTERs new label STUDIO RICHTER
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"Am 16. Dezember kommt der erste Tonträger auf MAX RICHTERS neuem Label "StudioRichter" heraus - eine 12" Vinyl (180 Gramm) mit dem Titel "On The Nature Of Daylight". Auf der Platte findet sich unter anderem der Titeltrack zu "Arrival", dem heiß gehandelten neuen Film von Denis Villeneuve. Der Film feierte auf den Filmfestspielen in Venedig seine Premiere und wurde mit positiven Reviews überhäuft. Darsteller sind Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner und Forest Whitaker. Adams spielt eine junge Linguistin, die versucht, mit Aliens in Kontakt zu treten, die auf der Erde auftauchen. Während die Menschheit droht, in einen Weltkrieg abzurutschen, beginnt für die junge Frau und ihr Team ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit um herauszufinden, warum die Aliens auf die Erde gekommen sind. Mehr noch als ein Sci-Fi Thriller, haben die Filmemacher es geschafft, ein genreübergreifendes, intellektuelles Drama anspruchsvoll umzusetzen. "On The Nature Of Daylight" war ursprünglich auf dem bahnbrechenden Antikriegs-Album "The Blue Notebooks" von MAX RICHTER zu finden - das passt gut zu dem Film, denn "Arrival" handelt davon, zusammen zu halten und den Krieg zu verhindern."

"This is the first record released on Max Richter’s brand new label StudioRichter - a 12” vinyl edition of On The Nature Of Daylight, which is the title track from the soundtrack to Denis Villeneuve’s hotly-tipped new movie Arrival. Arrival premiered at the Venice Film Festival and has received widespread rave reviews. It stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker, with Adams playing the lead role of a linguist who attempts to communicate with aliens that ominously appear at sites across the globe. As mankind teeters on the brink of global war, she and her team embark on a race against time to peacefully find out why they’ve arrived. More than a conventional sci-fi thriller, this is a thoughtful, intellectual drama with a genre twist. On The Nature Of Daylight was originally featured on Max’s landmark album The Blue Notebooks, which with its strong anti-war sentiment gels perfectly with the pro-unity theme in Arrival. “When I wrote On The Nature Of Daylight in 2003 I conceived it as the opening of my upcoming record, The Blue Notebooks. At that time (as now) I was troubled by the political and humanitarian circumstances of the Iraq war and, like most of us, felt powerless to do anything; The Blue Notebooks was a protest record. On The Nature Of Daylight is also a reflection on my own childhood, and that fantasy space that children sometimes retreat into - an alternate reality of safety, quiet and sanity. I never imagined that the piece would have a life outside this context: It was so personal. However, since life is very strange, the music took off in all sorts of unforeseen directions. Choreographers and film makers especially have connected to the work’s emotionality, and so its second life began. When I was contacted by the makers of Arrival, I was initially cautious. Having allowed the work to be used in two outstandingly powerful films, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, and Henry Alex Rubin’s Disconnect, I was doubtful about granting another use. But Denis Villeneuve called me and described the integral nature of On The Nature Of Daylight to the architecture of Arrival - it starts and ends the film - and, as he described the film I was drawn into his powerful world. So, in the end it was an easy decision.” Max Richter. The On The Nature Of Daylight 12” includes both versions of the music; the original quintet recording, and the later recording for full string orchestra."