This Just In: The Congress

Last year, one of my favorite contemporary composers, Max Richter, released the soundtrack to Ari Folman’s film The Congress. At the time it was only available as CD/digital, but this week a limited vinyl version was released by the soundtrack masters at Milan Records. The Congress isn’t the first time Richter’s done film work and it’s the second time he’s worked with Folman, having also done the soundtrack for Waltz With Bashir. Aside from his soundtrack work, Richter’s solo efforts are some of my most listened to albums of the past decade. If you’re into what you hear with The Congress, I highly recommend checking out the solo works (Infra is my personal favorite).

Max Richter – The Congress OST LP (180g white vinyl, ltd. to 500):
Watch: The Congress Trailer
Listen: Max Richter – “Ending And Beginning”
The Congress is the sophomore feature film by acclaimed director Ari Folman. Mixing live action with gorgeous, psychedelic animation, The Congress is a sci-fi tale about an aging, out of-work actress (Robin Wright playing an alternate reality version of herself) who accepts her final job: preserving her digital image for a future Hollywood. Ari Folman reunites with composer Max Richter (Waltz With Bashir, Disconnect, Sarah’s Keys…). Highly musical, the film features a beautiful and harmonious score ranging from epic, sweeping tracks to electronica renditions of classical partitions by Frederic Chopin and Franz Schubert. The album also includes new versions of the famous ‘Forever Young’ and ‘If It Be Your Will’ produced by Max Richter and performed by Robin Wright.-Milan Records


In congress – new releases, reissues and restocks…
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave LP
Alvvays – s/t LP*
Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads LP*
Amon Duul II – Duulirium LP*
Animal Collective – Sung Tongs 2LP
Arcade Fire – Reflektor 2LP
Badbadnotgood – III LP
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds LP
Beck – Morning Phase LP
Black Angels – Clear Lake Forest LP, CD*
Black Flag – Damaged LP
Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe 2LP
Blu – Good To Be Home LP
Blu & Exile – Below The Heavens 2LP+7”
Bob Marley – Legend LP
Chrvches – Bones Of What You Believe LP
David Bowie – Space Oddity LP
Depeche Mode – Black Celebration LP; Music For The Masses LP
Descendents – Cool To Be You LP
Disclosure – Settle 2LP
Donny Hathaway – s/t LP
Dr. Dre – The Chronic 2LP
Earth – Hex 2LP
Ed Sheeran – X 2LP*
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours LP
Francoise Hardy – s/t LP*; Canta In Italiano LP*
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach 2LP
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? 2LP; Band Of Gypsys LP
Johnny Cash – The Fabulous Johnny Cash LP
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures LP
Kanye West – College Dropout 2LP; Late Registration 2LP
Kyuss – …And The Circus Leaves Town LP*; Blues For The Red Sun LP*; Welcome To Sun Valley LP*; Wretch 2LP*
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die LP
Lijadu Sisters – Danger LP
M83 – Hurry Up We’re Dreaming 2LP
Madlib – Shades Of Blue LP
Miles Davis – Cookin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet LP; Kind Of Blue LP
Otis Redding – Lonely + Blue LP
Pennywise – Yesterdays LP+CD*
Perfect Circle – Mer De Noms LP
Raveonettes – Pe’Ahi LP*
Ray Charles – The Genius Of Ray Charles LP
Real Estate – Atlas LP
Rolling Stones – 12×5 LP; Let It Bleed LP
Sam Cooke – Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 LP
Smiths – Meat Is Murder LP; The Queen Is Dead LP
Tool – Undertow LP; Opiate 12”
Various – Rare Dubs From Jackpot Records LP

*Indicates new release or new reissue