Harold Budd Vinyl, CD & tapes by Harold Budd at Norman Records
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Here you will find the complete chronicle of the collaborations between ambient legend Harold Budd and Ultravox man and graphic artist John Foxx, all clumped together into a tasty 3xLP set. Previously available on CD only, it combines the 2003 opus Translucence / Drift Music with Nighthawks, a record made with minimalist composer Ruben Garcia in 2015. It's time to chill.
On 'Music For Fragments From The Inside', two legendary artists meet eachother in the middle. Harold Budd, whose weightless neo-classical has intoxicated many an ambient artist through the years, shrugs off his ethereal bedroom and comes downstairs, bumping into beat-maker Eraldo Bernocchi on the landing. Together they make a record that combines the best of their disciplines, with the deep and firmly rooted bass of Bernocchi subtly rippling the still waters of Budd's drone soundscapes and piano work.
The music on this pair of albums from 2003 is all about space, about sounds having the room to expand fully. John Foxx & Harold Budd used piano and ambient electronics to craft Translucence / Drift Music, and the results feel as though the piano is being held in suspended animation by endless tones. Quality ambience, reissued by Metamatic.
John Foxx, Harold Budd and Ruben Garcia
Ruben Garcia was a fellow traveller of Harold Budd’s, devoted to the same minimal, ambient style of piano Budd has perfected. Nighthawks joins the two, along with frequent Budd collaborator John Foxx, for another outing of suspended animation piano ambience. 2011 album now reissued by Metamatic.
Minimal and ambient composer Harold Budd promised himself that the compositions that make up the 'Jane' collections would be, above anything else, improvised. He recorded one a day, mixing quietened piano arrangements in with electronic flourishes reminiscent of his early recording days. 'Jane 12-21' collects the latter half.
Neo-classical pioneer Harold Budd originally released Avalon Sutra in 2004, his emotive and desolate ambient masterwork. The record combines soundscaping disciplines with gorgeous piano sonatas, recalling recent work by A Winged Victory For The Sullen. It's being reissued now through Darla.
Neo-classical veteran Harold Budd originally released Abandoned Cities in 1984, hoping that his compositions would evoke dystopia, emptiness and traces of human life in a now lifeless land. The record consists of two longform pieces that stretch out with Budd's usual bag of ambient tricks: well twinkled piano and endless synth.
Harold Budd & Jane Maru
Harold Budd's newest record, the simply titled Jane 1-11, now has a visual accompaniment from artist Jane Maru, who complements Budd's strikingly improvisational and unplanned classical work -- which was made without what we'd really term "composition" -- with reactive video projections for each piece.
Harold Budd & Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois