Jane 1-11 is at least among Harold's very best work and may be his all-time best. Start to finish, this is Harold at his most inspired and most tapped in to his unique gift. There is no other Harold Budd record on which he so strongly expresses his singular avant sensibility.
"It's simple. I broke out and broke back to my earlier days: A triangle of risk, improvisation and joy -- as I say, very simple. My rules to myself were: No plan, no notes, no ideas, no microphones; except for Jane 1 I stuck to it. My other rule -- the most important one -- was: At least one piece per day, finished, mixed and not to be revisited again. Jane 7, 8, 9 were done in one day... Brad Ellis was my guide through this: An untiring day, ready to go again... To quote a letter to me from Mark Tobey: ... "It fell off the edge of my brush."" -- Harold Budd
File under Avant-garde, Electronic.
Recommended if you like The Plateaux of Mirror, The Pearl, Lovely Thunder, The White Arcades.
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Cover art by Jane Maru.
1. Jane 1, 2. Jane 2, 3. Jane 3, 4. Jane 4, 5. Jane 5, 6. Jane 6, 7. Jane 7, 8. Jane 8, 9. Jane 9, 10. Jane 10, 11. Jane 11
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