Beautiful sounds from Max Richter – doing plenty to evoke the quality of its title, but all without ever sounding sleepy at all! Instead, Richter works here with that careful blend of subtle sounds he's brought to other projects – mixing his own work on piano, organ, and keyboards with contributions from a string quartet and wordless soprano – as the blend of instruments and voice unfold at a level that almost reminds us of the pairing of Ennio Morricone and Edda Dell'Orso! Yet Richter's approach is less dramatic – and each new passage builds slowly, subtly – sometimes with these older echoes that almost take us back to Albioni or Pachelbel, yet without any hoke at all. Sounds from the project were distilled into the lovely, hour-long From Sleep record, but this is the full 8 hour experience – same as full night's rest – but even dreamier as a conscious experience! Titles include "Dream 1 (Before The Wind Blows It All Away)","Cumulonimbus", "Aria 1", "Nor Earth, Nor Boundless Sea", "Moth-Like Stars", "Patterns (Lux)", "Space 2 (Slow Waves)", "Never Fade Into Nothingness", "If You Came This Way", "Sublunar", "If You Came This Way", "Non-Eternal", "Path 17 (Before The End Of The Daylight)" and many more. Box set includes 8CDs plus 1 high definition Blu Ray audio disc!