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Harold Budd's 'Lovely Thunder' is, to me, the very touchstone of the dark ambient genre.
His poetry is beautiful and whenever I hear him say it against his music I feel like I have never heard it done any better.
An important New Music release, as well as critical for those into ambience and/or electronic music.
Atmospheric. Moody. Linear. Such are the adjectives one might expect to describe the music of Harold Budd. And this 1986 recording doesn't dispel any of those notions. Read morePublished on May 11, 2012 by S. Smith
I'm not really sure where Lovely Thunder ranks among Budd's other works. There's no denying the brilliance of The White Arcades or even the classics he did with Brian Eno (The... Read morePublished on March 31, 2006 by olofpalme63
I can't give this product a fair review due to I have yet to receive it. It is still on back-order I guess. But hey, it's Harold Budd...it must be good.Published on October 8, 2005 by A. Dorsey
This is one of Harold Budd's central and best-known works, but oddly enough it is much more synth-based rather than relying on his signature treated-piano sound. Read morePublished on April 9, 2005 by Micah Newman
Harold Budd's 'Lovely Thunder' is, to me, the very touchstone of the dark ambient genre. Foreboding and meditative, one can almost hear the synesthetic and layered meanings emerge... Read morePublished on July 9, 2004 by Jeff
This music is the apotheosis of ambience but remains exactly tense ednough to keep you paying attention. Of what you're paying attention to, though, the music has no idea. Read morePublished on April 27, 2002 by "hirofantv"
This CD contains some of the best and some of the worst tracks by Harold Budd. The first four pieces are very good with their beautiful melodies and soft synth sounds. Read morePublished on February 11, 2000