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In Pursuit Of Restless Beauty: Max Richter's 13 Favourite LPs
Ed Power , July 26th, 2017 11:39

With the release of his deep dive Behind The Counter compilation, composer Max Richter talks to Ed Power about the albums that shaped his musical philosophies and encouraged him to escape the humdrum of suburbia


Loren Connors – As Roses Bow: Collected Airs 1992-2002
I’ve been listening to Loren Connors for a long time. My connection goes via (fellow experimental folkie) Vashti Bunyan, who I worked with some years ago. With Conners there is an ambient quality – a "pure colour" aspect. He’s creating guitar landscapes and is a very interesting storyteller. Music is for me a storytelling medium. A good artist tells you "this is how it is for me to get through the day, that is my experience". Loren Connors does that in an impressive manner. He evokes a set of feelings and attitudes about what it is to be alive. And he makes incredibly diverse and beautiful music. 

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