Harold Budd

The White Arcades (2023 Reissue)


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First time vinyl repress of a classic Harold Budd album originally released in 1988. Partly recorded at the Cocteau Twins studio with production help from Robin Guthrie and Brian Eno, the album’s effortless blend of glistening synths, limpid piano notes, foggy textures and space result in a beautiful contemplative whole.

“Although its aura is ethereal and unworldly, Budd's music is actually an exemplary form of humanly useful music. When the mundane urgencies of life, or the nonsense of our political culture, get you frazzled, which is pretty much every day these days, you can put on this music and imbibe its stillness and grace. His records are exactly the kind of music you'd play for calm and solace during a bereavement — or at a service sending someone to their final resting place. Harold Budd sounds like heaven on earth.” Simon Reynolds

Tracklist


Side A

A1 The White Arcades
A2 Balthus Bemused By Color
A3 The Child With A Lion
A4 The Real Dream Of Sails

Side B

B1 Algebra Of Darkness
B2 Totems Of The Red-Sleeved Warrior
B3 The Room
B4 Coyote
B5 The Kiss