Harold Budd's The Pavilion Of Dreams January 27 2022
In the early '70s, Harold Budd started an extended cycle of works that would comprise his second album. For the composer, this was a signpost for a new direction in thinking about music: "The Pavilion Of Dreams erased my past. I consider that to be the birth of myself as a serious artist. It was like my Magna Carta."
The Pavilion Of Dreams – produced by Brian Eno and released on his Obscure imprint in 1978 – reveals a lightness of touch that draws the listener in. Featuring saxophonist Marion Brown and multi-instrumentalists Gavin Bryars and Michael Nyman, the album is a master class in exquisite timbre and shimmering texture.