Harold Budd - In the Mist (Darla, 2011)
In the Mist
CD Darla Records DRL248 (USA, 09-2011)
- The Whispers :
01. Haru Spring
02. The Whispers
03. The Startled
04. The Foundry (for Mika Vainio)
05. The Art Of Mirrors (After Derek Jarman)
- Gunfighters :
06. Three-Fingered Jack
07. Greek George
08. Black Bart
- Shadows :
09. Come Back to Me in Dreams
10. Parallel Night
11. Sun at 6 Windows
12. The Panther of Small Favors
13. Mars and the Artist (After Cy Twombly)
Note : Recorded and mixed by Michael Coleman at Orangewood Studio, Mesa, Arizona, March 2011.
Ce qu'en dit le label :
Harold Budd is a one of a kind modern neo-classical artist creating high-callibre and complex music with unique and subtle tension and abstraction, and simultaneous almost-pastoral but as-often otherworldly mood. Within the first three notes of a Budd composition, with trademark fresh-as-improvisation sound, whether deep dark or bright light, the listener is transcended to an enlightened state within the balance of empty space, sometimes wistful nostalgia, frequent idealism and always persistent love and beauty.
In The Mist is the artist purely distilled. It is the music of Harold Budd at its most raw, emotive and minimalist. In addition, Harold is writing for string quartet. In The Mist is comprised of three distinct movements. Tracks 1-5, The Whispers, are minimalist, tonal, sometimes tone-bending piano compositions. Tracks 6-8, The Gun Fighters, are more dramatic piano compositions with sparse electronic effects and percussive elements. Tracks 9-13, Shadows, are new Harold Budd string quartets, which add an additional component of interest - minimal, abstract, moody compositions.