The music on Behind The Counter spans electronic music (Aphex Twin, Boards Of Canada, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith), works from 20th century composers such as Luciano Berio, Steve Reich and Philip Glass, indie from Mogwai, Low and Godspeed You! Black Emperor and classical composition (Bach, Rachmaninoff, Handel). A bonus 7-inch—available only from double CD and triple vinyl copies sold in Rough Trade‘s three UK shops and New York store—features three tracks from Richter.

This is a compilation of music I love,” said Richter. “Some of my choices are things I’ve been listening to for decades. Others are new discoveries, but I feel like they belong here. I put a couple of things of mine in too—welcome to my world.”

01. The Unanswered Question – Charles Ives (performed by New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Bernstein)
02. Bach BWV 659 Arr. Busoni Nun Komm Den Heiden Heiland – JS Bach Arr. Busoni
(performed by Alfred Brendel)
03. Partita III. Courante – Caroline Shaw (performed by Roomful Of Teeth)
04. 3 Pieces For Cello And Piano No. 1. Modere – Nadia Boulanger
(performed by Nicolas Alstaedt and Jose Gallardo)
05. Ether – Mogwai
06. Arcadiana, Op.12 (1994) VI. O Albion – Thomas Adès
07. Hoquetus David – Guillaume De Machaut
08. Zoetrope (performed by Boards Of Canada)
09. Starry Sky Cycle (1980-87) Ursa Minor [Peace] – Urmas Sisask (performed by Lauri Väinmaa)
10. Qui Habitat (Psalm 90) – Josquin Des Prez (performed by Huelgas Ensemble and Paul Van Nevel)
11. Of Late – Howard Skempton (performed by John Tilbury)
12. Bobbing Beams Of Light (performed by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith)
13. Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 IX. Die Torrente In Via Bibet – Handel (performed by English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner and Monteverdi Choir)
14. Mercy – Max Richter (performed by Hilary Hahn and Cory Smythe)
15. Rejoice O Virgin – Rachmaninoff (performed by Tenebrae)
16. Last Things Last (performed by Rachel’s)
17. Canticles of the Sky: I. Sky with Four Suns – John Luther Adams (performed by the Northwestern University Cello Ensemble)
18. Wasserklavier – Luciano Berio (performed by David Arden)
19. Satyagraha: Evening Song – Philip Glass (performed by New York City Opera Chorus and New York City Opera Orchestra)
20. Deep Six Textbook (performed by Let’s Eat Grandma)
21. FANTASIA 7 – Henry Purcell (performed by Phantasm)
22. Preludes, Opus 11 XXI Andante – In B Flat Major – Scriabin (performed by Marta Deyanova)
23. What Part Of Me (performed by Low)
24. Tenebrae II – Osvaldo Golijov (performed by Kronos Quartet)
25. DISKPREPT1 (performed by Aphex Twin)
26. Immortal Bach – Knut Nystedt (performed by Schola Cantorum, conducted by Kåre Hanken)
28. Rockets Fall On Rocket Falls – Godspeed You! Black Emperor

7-inch tracklist
A The Young Mariner
B1 Whale Window Hotel
B2 Farewell Threshold Laudanum



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