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The Pavilion of Dreams


  • 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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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 30

  • Credits
    ProducerBrian Eno
    EngineerRhett Davies

    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.

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