iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from The Room by Harold Budd, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

The Room

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

With The Room, Harold Budd makes his major-label debut. Expanding on a track from The White Arcades, he crafts 13 pieces with a simple, childlike innocence that also contain rich textures beneath, inducing a calm, meditative state — perfect for relaxation therapy or cloud watching. As he has been a longtime master of ambient atmospherics, Budd is able to create a benign, peaceful aural gallery as each piece slowly, quietly unfolds into a different "room," heard in the shimmering bells of "The Room Alight," the chanted voices of "The Candied Room," and the somber "Room of Forgotten Children" (note the wonderfully evocative titles). Though some of the synthesizer textures verge on a little too much new age sweetness, his piano is always a thing of tranquil beauty, veiled in layers of eerie echo, evoking a half-remembered dream. After many interesting collaborative records, this is an impressive return to form to Budd's early to mid-'80s heyday.

Customer Reviews

Tranquil Madness For Sane Lunatics

One of the most inspiring collection of organised particles of sound best listened to when no one else is around.

Biography

Born: 24 May 1936 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The American ambient/neo-classical composer who has most closely allied himself with the increasingly sympathetic independent rock underground — through his collaborations with the Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie — Harold Budd is also one of the very few who can very rightly be called an ambient composer. His music, a sparse and tonal wash of keyboard treatments, was inspired by a boyhood spent listening to the buzz of telephone wires near his home in the Mojave Desert town of Victorville,...
Full bio
The Room, Harold Budd
View In iTunes
  • £8.99
  • Genres: Electronic, Music, New Age, Rock, Classical
  • Released: 15 August 2000

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Followers

Contemporaries