Harold Budd The Serpent (In Quicksilver) on Limited Edition LP + Download Card
The third artist in the epic All Saints label reissue project is perhaps the most well known. A massively important figure in the history of minimalism and ambient music, Harold Budd emerged from the 60s classical avant-garde. Originally influenced by the likes of John Cage and Morton Feldman, he rebelled against the conceptual works of his peers to explore his own musical path of "existential prettiness."
An early live tape caught the ear of Brian Eno who invited him to London to record his debut commercial release The Pavillion of Dreams. He also collaborated extensively with Eno over the years, including the second volume in the legendary 'Ambient' series (Plateaux of Mirror). In addition to his many critically acclaimed solo albums, he has also worked with The Cocteau Twins, John Fox, Andy Partridge, Jah Wobble and Gavin Bryars.
Limited edition vinyl re-press of a rare early Harold Budd release, originally issued in 1981 on his own label, Cantil. The Serpent (In Quicksilver) features short but incisive piano meditations with carefully layered electronic washes and bursts of pedal steel guitar, conjuring mental images of Budd's desert upbringing. This is the real Cosmic Americana. Includes exact reproduction of original sleeve and download card. Limited to 500 copies worldwide.
Harold Budd The Serpent (In Quicksilver) Track Listing:
3. Rub With Ashes
4. Children On The Hill
5. Widows Charm
6. The Serpent (In Quicksilver)