Harold Budd

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Harold Montgomory Budd
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Born in Los Angeles, California May 24th, 1936, passed away in Arcadia, California December 8, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19.

Harold Budd has more than 30 solo recordings and collaborations to his credit, from solo piano pieces to densely orchestrated compositions. His love of jazz (he briefly played drums with saxophonist Albert Ayler while serving in the Army) led Harold to get a degree in music composition. He released his second record, the Coltrane-inspired The Pavilion of Dreams, on Brian Eno's Obscure label in 1978 and was still musically active until late in his life.
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FGR 16 The Oak Of The Golden Dreams — Harold Budd Harold Budd The Oak Of The Golden Dreams (Album) Advance Recordings (2) FGR 16 US 1971 Sell This Version
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OBS 10 The Pavilion Of Dreams — Harold Budd Harold Budd The Pavilion Of Dreams (Album) Obscure (2) OBS 10 UK 1978 Sell This Version
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2335 205 Ambient 2 (The Plateaux Of Mirror) — Harold Budd Harold Budd / Brian Eno Harold Budd / Brian Eno - Ambient 2 (The Plateaux Of Mirror) (Album) Editions EG 2335 205 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
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181 The Serpent (In Quicksilver) — Harold Budd Harold Budd The Serpent (In Quicksilver) (Album) Cantil 181 US 1981 Sell This Version
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EGEDC 37 The Pearl — Harold Budd Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois - The Pearl (Album) Editions EG EGEDC 37 US 1984 Sell This Version
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384 Abandoned Cities — Harold Budd Harold Budd Abandoned Cities Cantil 384 US 1984 Sell This Version
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TMS 65039 The Moon And The Melodies — Harold Budd Harold Budd, Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, Simon Raymonde Harold Budd, Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, Simon Raymonde - The Moon And The Melodies (Album) 4AD TMS 65039 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
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EGED 46 Lovely Thunder — Harold Budd Harold Budd Lovely Thunder (Album) Editions EG EGED 46 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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25766-1 The White Arcades — Harold Budd Harold Budd The White Arcades (Album) Opal Records 25766-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
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none By The Dawn's Early Light — Harold Budd Harold Budd By The Dawn's Early Light (Album) Opal Records, Warner Bros. Records none US 1991 Sell This Version
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CAROL 6603-2 Music For 3 Pianos — Harold Budd Harold Budd, Ruben Garcia, Daniel Lentz Harold Budd, Ruben Garcia, Daniel Lentz - Music For 3 Pianos (Album) All Saints CAROL 6603-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
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MASO CD 90034 The Greetings-Piano (Live) — Harold Budd Roedelius*, Paolo Lotti, Harold Budd, Fabio Capanni, Johannes Cernota, Pierluigi Castellano Roedelius*, Paolo Lotti, Harold Budd, Fabio Capanni, Johannes Cernota, Pierluigi Castellano - The Greetings-Piano (Live)(CD, Album) Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90034 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
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NA 066 CD She Is A Phantom — Harold Budd Harold Budd With Zeitgeist Harold Budd With Zeitgeist - She Is A Phantom (Album) New Albion NA 066 CD US 1994 Sell This Version
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ASCD21 Through The Hill — Harold Budd Andy Partridge & Harold Budd Andy Partridge & Harold Budd - Through The Hill (Album) All Saints ASCD21 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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KKCP71, MASO CD 90069, 12957.0069.2 Marco Polo — Harold Budd Nicola Alesini & Pier Luigi Andreoni* Featuring David Sylvian, Roger Eno, David Torn, Harold Budd Nicola Alesini & Pier Luigi Andreoni* Featuring David Sylvian, Roger Eno, David Torn, Harold Budd - Marco Polo (Album) Materiali Sonori, Materiali Sonori KKCP71, MASO CD 90069, 12957.0069.2 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
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sin003 Agua — Harold Budd Harold Budd Agua (Album) Sine Records sin003 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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MTM 37 Glyph — Harold Budd Harold Budd & Hector Zazou Harold Budd & Hector Zazou - Glyph (Album) Made To Measure MTM 37 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
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MASO CD 90085 Walk Into My Voice (American Beat Poetry) — Harold Budd Harold Budd / Daniel Lentz / Jessica Karraker Harold Budd / Daniel Lentz / Jessica Karraker - Walk Into My Voice (American Beat Poetry) (Album) Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90085 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
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ASCD30 Luxa — Harold Budd Harold Budd Luxa (Album) All Saints ASCD30 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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MASO CD 90073, 12957.0073.2 Marco Polo (Volume II) — Harold Budd Nicola Alesini & Pier Luigi Andreoni* Featuring Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri, Roger Eno, Harold Budd, David Torn Nicola Alesini & Pier Luigi Andreoni* Featuring Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri, Roger Eno, Harold Budd, David Torn - Marco Polo (Volume II)(CD, Album, Enh) Materiali Sonori, Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90073, 12957.0073.2 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
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83382-2 The Room — Harold Budd Harold Budd The Room (Album) Atlantic 83382-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
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MEDCD 727 Translucence + Drift Music — Harold Budd John Foxx + Harold Budd John Foxx + Harold Budd - Translucence + Drift Music (Album) Edsel Records MEDCD 727 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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DK 30373 La Bella Vista — Harold Budd Harold Budd La Bella Vista (Album) Shout! Factory DK 30373 US 2003 Sell This Version
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sound cd ss004 Avalon Sutra — Harold Budd Harold Budd Avalon Sutra (Album) Samadhisound sound cd ss004 UK & US 2004 Sell This Version
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RCD16058, RCD16058ADV Music From The Film Mysterious Skin — Harold Budd Robin GuthrieHarold Budd Robin GuthrieHarold Budd - Music From The Film Mysterious Skin (Album) Commotion Records RCD16058, RCD16058ADV Europe 2005 Sell This Version

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formavelkerotokritos

formavelkerotokritos

January 8, 2022
You left for your big trip, but you will always live in my house through your wonderful musical works that will fill my space and my heart.
Alan_Burns

Alan_Burns

December 9, 2020
Thank you Harold for so much spellbinding, soul-nourishing music. Plateaux of Mirror is going to start off my memorial listening tonight, right where I started all those years ago. RIP to a singular genius.
Hauntology

Hauntology

December 8, 2020
RIP Harold Budd.
My heart aches upon hearing that this genius has sadly died.
2020 has been one of the worst years this world has encountered and this news just added to that.
To say that Harold's music has got me through some tough (and very happy) times is beyond understatement.
A true master of ambient textures, and then some...
His legacy is practically incomparable.
I have no more words just now :(
vanez.art

vanez.art

October 1, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
I am laying in an armchair in my room, peacefully bathing under autumn sunbeams and listening to Mysterious Skin OST by Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd. This is one of their more known efforts, but let me just say that for their talent and skill and dedication they are so criminally underrated it's not funny a bit. "These two have become to feel their instruments so closely it's unreal.." [electric guitar w/ effects and piano, respectively]. It's corny but truly, words are futile when I try to describe how their music makes me feel. It's a mixture of darkness and light, sadness and joy. Budd is beyond sensational on his own but together they are just boundless, ethereal, out of this world. There was a murky time in my life when I could only listen to their music, and maybe some field recordings, endlessly strolling down empty corners of the city alone. And I'm eternally grateful to these two gentlemen, although I'm well aware it's unlikely I will ever reach them in this lifetime. In the next, perhaps..

Лежу в кресле под лучами осеннего Солнца и плаваю в саундтреке к Загадочной Коже. Музыка этих двоих срывает все границы так называемой физической реальности. Она со мной давно. Переливчатая: она настолько обжигающе близка.. но порой молчаливо отсиживается в прохладе темных уголков души. Это бесполезно попытаться объяснить. Я в вечной благодарности и благоговении перед Робином и Гарольдом, хотя наверное вряд ли их встречу в этой жизни.
ArtimusBaldwin

ArtimusBaldwin

April 6, 2019
So much of his content isn't available for vinyl, or if it is it hasn't been repressed. Hopefully, he follows the route of Eno, where we've gotten new pressings of Ambient 1 and 2.
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