Pavilion Of Dreams CD (1992)

Artist: Harold Budd

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Label Editions Eg
SKU 60185188
UPC 017046156622
UPC 14 00017046156622
Format CD
Release Date 7/23/1992
Author Harold Budd
Compilation Appearance No Line On The Horizon
Compilation Appearance No Line On The Horizon
Compilation Appearance No Line On The Horizon
Associated Artist/Work Bernocchi, Eraldo
Associated Artist/Work Eno, Brian
Artist Influence Edgard Var?se (Conductor/Director)
Artist Influence Esquivel
Artist Influence Harry Partch (Composer)
Artist Influence John Cage
Artist Influence LaMonte Young
Artist Influence Moondog (Louis Thomas Hardin)
Artist Influence Morton Subotnick (Composer)
Artist Influence Terry Jennings
Artist Influence Terry Riley (Composer)
Artist Influence Wendy Carlos
Artist Contemporary Atom Heart
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Artist Contemporary Bruce Stark
Artist Contemporary Cluster
Artist Contemporary Daniel Lentz
Artist Contemporary Deep Space Network
Artist Contemporary Eraldo Bernocchi
Artist Contemporary Gavin Bryars (Composer/Double Bass)
Artist Contemporary Glenn Branca
Artist Contemporary Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Keyboards/Producer)
Artist Contemporary Jon Hassell (Trumpet)
Artist Contemporary Klaus Schulze
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Artist Contemporary Mike Cooper
Artist Contemporary Mikel Rouse (Composer/Director)
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Artist Contemporary Robert Fripp
Artist Contemporary Robert Rich
Artist Contemporary Robin Guthrie
Artist Contemporary Roger Eno
Artist Contemporary Ryuichi Sakamoto
Artist Contemporary Steve Reich (Composer)
Artist Contemporary Steve Roach
Artist Contemporary Talk Talk
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Artist Contemporary Tim Story
Artist Contemporary Vangelis
Artist Contemporary Wim Mertens
Artist Contemporary Woo
Artist Follower Aphex Twin
Artist Follower Autechre
Artist Follower DeVotchKa
Artist Follower Global Communication
Artist Follower Mychael Danna
Artist Follower Patrick O'Hearn (Bass)
Artist Follower Pete Namlook
Artist Follower Richard Bone
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Artist Follower Steve Roach
Artist Follower The Orb
Technical Info
Engineer Rhett Davies
Producer Brian Eno
CatalogID 30
Lable Name Editions E.G. Records
Released 01/21/1990
Original Release 1978
Number of Discs 1
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00017046156622
Musical Guests
Michael Nyman
Album Notes and Credits
Recorded at Basing Street Studios, London, England.
In 1978, THE PAVILION OF DREAMS marked Harold Budd's arrival on the international music scene. Decades removed, this release is still unique given its compositional grace and clever mixture of musical styles. On this album, Budd's music blends minimalism with contemporary classical and jazz balladry. The result is the emerging sound of ambient music, a style that was still new at the time.
THE PAVILION OF DREAMS includes four pieces. Unlike most modern ambient music, Budd's compositions feature chamber ensembles. Moreover, his work never falls back on electronics or washy keyboard patches. The longest composition, "Bismillahi 'Rrahman 'Rrahim," draws on the music of John Coltrane. Here, saxophonist Marion Brown plays with great restraint as Budd's plaintive melody floats over the rolling mallet percussion and cascading electric piano arpeggios. Other pieces feature the gentle harp playing of Maggie Thomas and an array of singers. "Two Songs" is the closest Budd comes to composing lieder, while the exploratory "Juno" requires the percussion ensemble to sing as they play. A hallmark in the ambient genre, this music will always sound fresh and compelling.
Artist Overview
Harold Budd was exploring the parameters of minimalism long before his collaborations with Brian Eno raised the profile of "ambient" music in the late 1970s. As early as 1962 he was making a name for himself with his long-form compositions, which he based on exotic scales and sometimes unusual instrumentation, with an emphasis on mood, texture, and tone rather than melody and rhythm. His solo recordings on Eno's label in the mid-'70s led to their historic partnership on two groundbreaking albums, as well as fruitful collaborations with the Cocteau Twins, Daniel Lentz, and others. He continued to compose into the new millennium.
Disc 1
1 Bismillahi 'Rrahman 'Rrahim
2 Two Songs: Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord / Butterfly Sunday
3 Madrigals Of The Rose Angel: Rosetti Noise / The Crystal Garden And A Coda
4 Juno

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