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Harold Budd/Brian Eno

  • The Pearl [Editions EG, 1984] A-

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The Pearl [Editions EG, 1984]
Budd's previous work with the avant-pop sound-environments king was a mite tacky--he tended to signify spirituality with wordless vocal choruses that reminded me of the Anita Kerr Singers, though I'm sure they boasted a prouder lineage. These eleven pieces are more circumspect and detailed, and while they do slip into decoration they're the most intellectually gratifying (and emotionally engaging) music Eno's put his name on since his first Jon Hassell LP. Finally he succeeds in making soporific an honorific. A-