Wednesday, June 2, 2021 – Echoes Program 2122C

Harold Budd the 24th Icon of Echoes

The 24th Icon of Echoes is Harold Budd. We’ll profile this artist who influenced ambient and chamber music composers for half a century. He passed away last year on December 8th.  He was 84 years old and a victim of COVID-19. Harold Budd is a legend in the ambient world, but like his music, he’s a subtle legend, known probably more among musicians than fans. His early 1980 albums with Brian Eno, The Plateaux of Mirror and The Pearl, are among the early signposts of ambient music. Older artists like Tim Story and John Foxx of Ultravox genuflect at Budd’s altar, while a new generation of composers including Balmorhea, Olafur Arnalds, Mary Lattimore and Nils Petter Molvaer have been influenced by his work. His collaborators have included Robin Guthrie of The Cocteau Twins, Andy Partridge of XTC and guitarist Bill Nelson.  We’ll also hear an hour of his music.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 – Echoes Program 2122C
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Start Time

Group Name

Song Name

Album Name

First Half Hour

 First Half Hour
0:01:00 Harold Budd Boy About 10 By the Dawn’s Early Light
0:06:01 Brian Eno & Harold Budd A Stream With Bright Fish The Pearl
0:06:23 Interview Feature: Harold Budd – Icon of Echoes
0:19:54 Brian Eno & Harold Budd Failing Light Ambient 2: The Plateaux Of Mirror
0:23:56 Brian Eno & Harold Budd Lost In The Humming Air The Pearl

Second Half Hour

0:30:01 Harold Budd Ice Floes In Eden Lovely Thunder
0:33:13 Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd How Distant Your Heart After the Night Falls
0:37:09 Harold Budd Arabesque 3 Avalon Sutra
0:39:38 break
0:41:02 Harold Budd Bismillahi ‘Rrahman ‘Rrahim The Pavilion of Dreams
0:58:30 Tim Story A Broken Alphabet The Perfect Flaw

Third Half Hour

1:01:01 Mythos Legacy XXV
1:06:00 Bill Nelson North Yorkshire Moors Rain (For Harold Budd) Dazzlebox
1:13:56 Agnes Obel Can’t Be Myopia
1:16:58 Mark Shreeve The Stand Legion
1:22:05 Gary Numan Betrayed Intruder

Fourth Half Hour

1:30:08 Hania Rani Home Home
1:34:50 Moby Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad (Reprise Version – with Apollo
Jane and Deitrick Hadden)
1:39:21 Mirabai Ceiba Ma The Quiet Hour
1:45:00 break
1:45:48 Tim Story A Broken Alphabet The Perfect Flaw
1:49:20 Jess Lamb And The Factory Come On Over You Are
1:52:23 Gimmik Propylenglycol Cloudwalker


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