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The Mysterious Skin soundtrack arrived in the mail today; it's sublime. The CD is incidental music only (the Slowdive/Ride/Curve songs in the film don't show up here), composed by Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd. Lots of reverb and delay textures. and Guthrie's guitarwork is at its most sublimely ethereal since Victorialand.

I'm not familiar with Harold Budd's work other than this; what's a good starting point?

Current Music:
Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd - Halloween
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On June 14th, 2005 11:00 am (UTC), boof_boy commented:
Try the work he did with Eno. My favourite is Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, but it is very ambient and much like a lot of what Eno was doing in the early 80s. If you like that, you'll like Ambient 2.
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On June 14th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Not a huge Eno fan; I once bought Music For Airports and it didn't grab me.
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On June 14th, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC), fact244 replied:
stick it on in the background while you're doing something else and let it slowly sink in... amazing record that one. :-)
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On June 14th, 2005 12:12 pm (UTC), fact244 commented:
i'm a huge fan of harold budd and his incredible playing so i'll bite on this one...

"the pearl" - budd/eno - this is a totally beautiful and hypnotic record, one of my favourite albums ever. i find this a more rewarding and varied listen than ambient 2: the plateaux of mirror.

"the moon and the melodies" - cocteau twins & harold budd - in places this is stunning, a little uneven but worth checking out

"lovely thunder" - my other favourite budd record.

there's a bunch of other records and collaborations, but i'd suggest these might make a good starting point. "the white arcades" is also rather beautiful.

regarding your point about eno in the other comment, i think you'll find his work with budd more interesting. there's a beautiful synergy between his treatments and budd's playing.
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On June 14th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC), bluestate replied:
I second the White Arcades recommendation: while I never really got into Budd, I found that a really nice album to just have one... so lovely. In fact I have been inspired to put it on. Ahh yes, as sublime as I remember it.
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On June 15th, 2005 02:37 am (UTC), fact244 replied:
it's true, budd is never going to be everyone's cup of tea. some people might hear it and think there's not much there. but to me it's the spaces as much as the playing that make it so transfixing. it's the sort of music that you can listen to on headphones at work whilst doing other things and maintain an almost impenetrable aura of calm. at other times, maybe late at night or walking down the street on headphones it just takes you away someplace else for a while.
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