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Voices

Max Richter

Voices

The latest release from the classically trained German-born British composer features readings from the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Decca
UK Release date
31/07/2020
US Release date
31/07/2020
  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    Like other moments in Richter’s history, Voices also feels like a celebration and validation of music itself – its capacity for profundity and to be a conduit for ideas
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  2. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Choral singing, piano, synths, and an "upside-down" orchestra complement crowd-sourced voices from across the globe on Max Richter's VOICES. It rewards deep listening, and acts as a global rebuke against bigotry, extremism and authoritarianism
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  3. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Often the music seems to rise up from beneath your feet, as if Richter is tapping into an essence deeper than everyday human experience
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  4. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Most of Voices is beautiful in a slowly enveloping way, so when final track ‘Mercy’ explodes with an intense shot of high drama, it blows you away
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  5. 7.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s an album where the listeners and those across the world can unify for an hour to remember some basic human values. As said, it might not be an exciting document to have read to you, but it’s an important one. And the very least we can do is to listen to the voices of others
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  6. 6.6 |   Pitchfork

    The composer turns to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 for inspiration in his bittersweet new orchestral work
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  7. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The boundary between Richter and New Age isn’t always clear
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