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Inside Max Richter's vinyl collection: Aphex Twin, Bach, Grouper and more / theguardian

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In the lead-up to the release of his eight-hour lullaby album, Sleep, composer Max Richter creates a playlist of some his favourite music, from noise-rockers Girl Band to Aphex Twin. Here are a few words from Max

Music exists beyond genre labels. I generally follow my enthusiasm when listening, so this selection is a typically mixed bag. A few things in this list, such as Dinu Lipatti playing Bach, have visited my turntable for years; others, such as Girl Band, are recent additions to my home vinyl collection. I've just finished a project concerned with sleep, perception and dreams, and many of the picks here feel like reveries: the abstract melancholy love song by Aphex Twin, or the cavernous spaces of Grouper's music both seem disembodied in their own way. One of the images that music calls to mind for me is that of the daydream. I think many of these tracks are like daydreams, though not all of them are the kind of dreams we might want to have.

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