Max Richter (born 22 March 1966) is a German-born British composer who has been an influential voice in post-minimalist composition and in the meeting of contemporary classical and alternative popular musical styles since the early 2000s. Richter is classically trained, having graduated in composition from the Royal Academy of Music and studied with Luciano Berio in Italy, and is also strongly influenced by punk and electronic music.
The tracks that glance backwards in this 130701 compilation remind the listener of the now familiar sounds that the label helped to invent. But it is the pieces that look forward, which sound new and exciting, that gesture towards the roads yet to be travelled.
Following the announcement of the relaunch of the post-classical imprint 130701 – We caught up with label boss Dave Howell to discuss the history of the label and its involvement in establishing one of the musical epochs of our time. Dave also compiles a playlist of his top 130701 releases.