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Harold Budd

p, *1936 US, Los Angeles
Musician / Composer of Electronic

Harold Budd has more than 30 solo recordings and collaborations to his credit, from solo piano pieces to densely orchestrated compositions. Born in Los Angeles May 24, 1936, his love of jazz (he briefly played drums with saxophonist Albert Ayler while serving in the Army) led Harold to get a degree in music composition. He released his second record, the Coltrane-inspired The Pavilion of Dreams, on Brian Eno's Obscure label in 1978 and is still musically active today.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Vocals
  • Organ
  • Bass guitar
Genres
  • Electronic
  • Classical
  • Rock
  • Dance
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Sea, Swallow Me on The Moon and the Melodies by Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd
Against The Sky - 2005 Digital Remaster on The Pearl by Harold Budd & Brian Eno
Olancha Farewell on Lovely Thunder by Harold Budd
A Delicate Romance on Translucence + Drift Music by John Foxx & Harold Budd
A Stream With Bright Fish - 2005 Digital Remaster on The Pearl by Harold Budd & Brian Eno
First Light - Remastered 2004 on Ambient 2: The Plateaux Of Mirror by Harold Budd & Brian Eno
The Plateaux Of Mirror - Remastered 2004 on Ambient 2: The Plateaux Of Mirror by Harold Budd & Brian Eno
Late October - 2005 Digital Remaster on The Pearl by Harold Budd & Brian Eno
She Will Destroy You on The Moon and the Melodies by Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd
Why Do You Love Me? on The Moon and the Melodies by Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Minimal Piano Collection Volume XXI-XXVIIIDennis Johnson, Philip Glass, Tom Johnson, Peter Garland, Terry Riley, Harold Budd, La Monte Young / Jeroen van Veen2017Album
NighthawksJohn Foxx / Harold Budd / Ruben Garcia2015Album
White Bird In A BlizzardRobin Guthrie And Harold Budd2014Album
Harold Budd RemixesHarold Budd2014Album
Jane 12-21Harold Budd2014Album
Budd BoxHarold Budd2013Album
Jane 1-11Harold Budd2013Album
Buddbox SamplerHarold Budd2013Album
Wind In Lonely Fences 1970 - 2011Harold Budd2013Compil.
After The Night Falls / Before The Day BreaksRobin Guthrie / Harold Budd2012Album
Bandits Of StatureHarold Budd2012Album
Nighthawks, Translucence And Drift MusicJohn Foxx And Harold Budd2011Album
Winter GardenEraldo Bernocchi, Harold Budd, Robin Guthrie2011Album
In The MistHarold Budd2011Album
BordeauxRobin Guthrie & Harold Budd2011Album
After The Night FallsRobin Guthrie, Harold Budd2007Album
PerhapsHarold Budd2007Album
Before The Day BreaksRobin Guthrie, Harold Budd2007Album
Music From The Film Mysterious SkinRobin Guthrie • Harold Budd2005Album
Music For 'Fragments From The Inside'Eraldo Bernocchi . Harold Budd2005Album
Avalon SutraHarold Budd2004Album
Translucence + Drift MusicJohn Foxx + Harold Budd2003Album
La Bella VistaHarold Budd2003Album
Three White Roses & A BuddHarold Budd, Bill Nelson & Fila Brazillia2002Album
The RoomHarold Budd2000Album
The RoomHarold Budd2000Album
The Oak Of The Golden DreamsRichard Maxfield / Harold Budd1999Compil.
Marco Polo (Volume II)Alesini & Andreoni Featuring Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri, Roger Eno, Harold Budd, David Torn1998Album
Fenceless Night: Selections For Cinema 1980-1998Harold Budd1998Compil.
Walk Into My Voice (American Beat Poetry)Harold Budd / Daniel Lentz / Jessica Karraker1998Album
Unlimited AmbientBrian Eno, Harold Budd, Roger Eno, Jon Hassell1997Compil.
Glyph RemixesHector Zazou & Harold Budd1996Album
LuxaHarold Budd1996Album
AguaHarold Budd1995Album
Marco PoloAlesini & Andreoni Featuring David Sylvian, Roger Eno, David Torn, Harold Budd1995Album
GlyphHarold Budd & Hector Zazou1995Album
Through The HillAndy Partridge & Harold Budd1994Album
She Is A PhantomHarold Budd With Zeitgeist1994Album
The Greetings-Piano (Live)Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Paolo Lotti, Harold Budd, Fabio Capanni, Johannes Cernota, Pierluigi Castellano1993Album
Music For 3 PianosHarold Budd, Ruben Garcia, Daniel Lentz1992Album
By The Dawn's Early LightHarold Budd1991Album
The Serpent (In Quicksilver) / Abandoned CitiesHarold Budd1989Compil.
The White ArcadesHarold Budd1988Album
Myths 3. La Nouvelle Sérénité.Jon Hassell, Harold Budd, Gavin Bryars1987Compil.
The Moon And The MelodiesHarold Budd ▪ Elizabeth Fraser ▪ Robin Guthrie ▪ Simon Raymonde1986Album
Lovely ThunderHarold Budd1986Album
Abandoned CitiesHarold Budd1984Album
The PearlHarold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois1984Album
Dark StarHarold Budd1983Single
The Serpent (In Quicksilver)Harold Budd1981Album
Ambient 2 (The Plateaux Of Mirror)Harold Budd / Brian Eno1980Album
The Pavilion Of DreamsHarold Budd1978Album
The Oak Of The Golden DreamsHarold Budd1971Album
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