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  • Summary: The fifth solo album for the German-born artist is based on music he wrote for a 2008 Royal Ballet production.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Infra works as an enveloping and moving work even absent any knowledge of its beginnings. Others may glean different feelings from it than I do, but that is part of the point.
  2. By adding just the right amount of static to the sugar of his sweeping arrangements, Richter's created an album that's precisely balanced between accessibility and depth, desolation and joy, melody and noise.
  3. Infra is a pensive and deeply involving achievement, which rewards long after the credits have finished rolling.
  4. Despite its origins, Infra stands as a staggering achievement, and as an album in its own right.
  5. This may be the most subdued of Richter's Fat Cat releases, but every nuance shows the care with which he crafts all of his music.
  6. The Wire
    80
    If Richter was attempting to instill some of the haunted bleakness of Winterreise into his own music, he has certainly succeeded. [Jul 2010, p.60]
  7. Mojo
    60
    Thankfully it finds Richter exploring other directions. [Sep 2010, p.94]

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  1. Sep 30, 2010
    9
    It's unlikely that another album will come out as fascinating and exhilarating as The Blue Notebooks, but Infra is another fantastic additionIt's unlikely that another album will come out as fascinating and exhilarating as The Blue Notebooks, but Infra is another fantastic addition to Richter's work. A beautiful album. Expand

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