Max Richter ‎– Memoryhouse

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BBCLJ30022 Max Richter Memoryhouse(CD, Album) Late Junction BBCLJ30022 UK 2002 Sell This Version
BBCLJ30022 Max Richter Memoryhouse(CD, Album) Late Junction BBCLJ30022 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
LP13-09 Max Richter Memoryhouse(2xLP, Album, RM) 130701 LP13-09 UK 2009 Sell This Version
CD13-09P Max Richter Memoryhouse(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM) 130701 CD13-09P UK 2009 Sell This Version
cd13-09 Max Richter Memoryhouse(CD, Album, RE, RM) BBC, FatCat Records cd13-09 UK 2009 Sell This Version
cd13-09 Max Richter Memoryhouse(CD, Album, RE, RM) 130701, BBC, BBC Radio 3 cd13-09 UK 2009 Sell This Version
cd13-09 Max Richter Memoryhouse(CD, Album, RE, RM) 130701 cd13-09 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Max Richter Memoryhouse(18xFile, FLAC, Album, Dlx) FatCat Records none UK 2014
BBCLJ30022 Max Richter Memoryhouse(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) 130701 BBCLJ30022 UK 2014 Sell This Version
lp13-09x Max Richter Memoryhouse(2xLP, Ltd, RE, RM, Col) FatCat Records lp13-09x UK 2014 Sell This Version
lp13-09xb Max Richter Memoryhouse(2xLP, RE, RM) FatCat Records lp13-09xb UK 2014 Sell This Version
CD13-09xp Max Richter Memoryhouse(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM) 130701 CD13-09xp UK 2014 Sell This Version
cd13-09xp Max Richter Memoryhouse(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) 130701 cd13-09xp UK 2014 Sell This Version
[l264] Max Richter Memoryhouse(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Fatcat Records [l264] UK 2018 Sell This Version
FAT 1309 CD Max Richter Memoryhouse(CD, Album, Promo) FatCat Records FAT 1309 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
cd13-09 Max Richter Memoryhouse(CD, Album, RE, RM) 130701, BBC, BBC Radio 3 cd13-09 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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thebossofepic

thebossofepic

June 29, 2019
referencing Memoryhouse, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, [l264]
i've listened to this press twice now and id recommend it 10/10 amazing press
paboc

paboc

April 26, 2019
referencing Memoryhouse, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, [l264]
Any comment about the sound of this new repress, please?
saidanddone

saidanddone

February 9, 2019
referencing Memoryhouse, 2xLP, Album, RM, LP13-09

Ok. I purchased a Mint copy of this from a personal connection. The pressing is as close to silent as a record this quiet from this time in the label could be, and let me explain two important details many people are forgetting:

1. Modern classical composers don't sell records like rock starts - they especially didn't in 2009.
2. This is quiet music.

No one should expect a perfect DMM, hot stamp pressing on these early Richter albums. The label nor he could afford the attention these quiet recordings needed on wax. Now that Richter is making more money and working with larger labels, his vinyl releases from 2015 and on will likely have been given the attention for better sound quality--because he is selling more.

This album was pressed AS GOOD as any other FatCat album at the time. It's just the quietest passage may have some interruption. I give the pressing a B. It is NOT terrible. Just spend the dough to get a mint copy like I did and it's worth it. These works are beautiful and the predecessors to his opus, The Blue Notebooks. My copy was a rewarding experience and I didn't have to play it on a low volume to enjoy. My set up is a $10k system, that would pick up every little defect, but there were few. Just surface noise because the label couldn't afford the "white glove - hot stamp" treatment.

Expect this to eventually get the pressing it deserves, but for now, this is a great collector piece for fans of Richter, the label and the genre.
david_carter1969

david_carter1969

November 13, 2018
referencing Memoryhouse, 2xLP, RE, RM, lp13-09xb

I guess I was very lucky as reading the reviews on here I really was expecting the worst, yet mine is flawless, absolutely no crackles or pops whatsoever.
jmountainlion

jmountainlion

February 4, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Memoryhouse, CD, Album, RE, RM, cd13-09
This is a remarkable album, but it seems (to my ears at least) to have been mastered poorly. There are some parts that are so quiet that I can barely hear them, at which point I turn up the volume. Then, then come the parts that are blaring, and since you've already turned up your speakers to hear the soft parts, it's almost painful.

It seems that sensible adjustment of the levels during the mastering process could have avoided this problem altogether. As a result, a great set of pieces that I don't listen to as much as I'd like or as much as the music deserves.

Has anybody else had the same experience with this recording? Are other versions any better?
hafler3o

hafler3o

June 24, 2017
referencing Memoryhouse, 18xFile, FLAC, Album, Dlx, none

Well the flac version has no surface noise(!) but there is a little hiss here and there (probably intentional ambience to go with the whispers etc.) None of this should affect one's listening pleasure, sadly the melancholia drenched music leaves me a little stupified, a touch more drama to keep refreshing the 'aching sadness' taste buds. As things stand this music needs to be carefully assessed before selection. The fat brassy stabs at the end maybe should have been brought into play a little earlier. Still, all in all, a very good piece of work.
joseph213

joseph213

January 10, 2017
referencing Memoryhouse, 2xLP, RE, RM, lp13-09xb
I am curious too at its quality? Can anyone comment?
Dmitry544

Dmitry544

November 29, 2016
referencing Memoryhouse, 2xLP, RE, RM, lp13-09xb
Can any owner comment on the quality of this pressing please? As two other vinyl pressings seems to be quite poor :(
Thank you in advance!
id-rejected

id-rejected

November 17, 2015
referencing Memoryhouse, 18xFile, FLAC, Album, Dlx, none
Anyone knows what exactly is "Deluxe" about this version?
SonofGalahad

SonofGalahad

October 13, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Memoryhouse, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi, BBCLJ30022
As others have asserted, this is a comically poor quality pressing. Probably the noisiest and most artifact ridden new record I have cracked open in the last five years - and like a lot of folks here I buy a load of LPs. (Not bragging, I just have ample chance of hitting a clunker.) Kind of remarkable really; someone was assigned to spot check these before they went out the door; dozing on the job they were, no doubt lulled by an advanced copy of Richter's then forthcoming "Sleep" record.

I presume Fat Cat has the rights to this and other early Richter titles and is holding on for dear life as he gains in stature, but it is unfortunate that a more competent label and/or pressing facility was not charged with the repressing. Just because you create a sub-imprint to handle more thoughtful and compositionally directed music does not mean that you are positioned to effect a proper release of finely. Maybe DG or some other will be able to take a run at a future repress, though one of the sad things about a label botching a release - particularly one of a slightly obscure artist - is that it takes away some of the potential urgency/interest of another label to rerelease it again. Pressing plants are stressed to the limit worldwide as major labels queue up to crank out re-do's of Disney soundtracks and the 84th new mastering of the Dire Straights discography - lots of bad work coming out of lesser plants that used to do ok.

As for the complaints about the 180gram record weight. Neither the website, the hype sticker on this issue on the shrink, nor any interior information warrants a 180gram pressing. I imagine that whomever handled the entry into discogs was mistake. Definitely more like 140g.