Ambient Soundbath Podcast #60 – Harold Budd

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This episode of the Ambient Soundbath Podcast features the work of my favorite living composer, Harold Budd.

I have listened to, meditated with and analyzed no music more (save, maybe, Claude Debussy) than I have the work of Harold Budd. His music is like being a hugged by an old friend after a long journey. The music, when it comes on, embraces you, holds you in its warmth and everything else melts away. It’s not that Harold Budd is a virtuoso, or a sound maker who’s primary instrument is the piano, rather he’s somewhere in between, a visionary, bringing together deep sounds and resonant timbres all for the purpose of creating interesting, evocative, thoughtful, spacious (I better stop before I run out of adjectives) compositions that are, on some level, the sonic embodiment of well-being and inner peace.

Please enjoy this episode of the Soundbath and if you’re not familiar with Harold Budd, get ready, because this will be a soundbath of the highest degree. Now, it’s my pleasure, to give you this program featuring the exceptional music of Harold Budd.

Track Listing:

00:00 – 11:00 – Bell Tower – La Bella Vista
11:00 – 34:00 – Abandoned Cities – Abandoned Cities
34:00 – 37:00 – A Child in a Sylvan Field – By the Dawn’s Early Light
37:00 – 44:00 – The Room of Mirrors – The Room
44:00 – 50:30 – The Child With A Lion – The White Arcades
50:30 – 56:30 – The Room of Ancillary Dreams – The Room
56:30 – 61:00 – The Room of Oracles – The Room
61:00 – END – Agua – Agua

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