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Harold Budd - Lovely Thunder (1986)

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Harold Budd - Lovely Thunder (1986)

Harold Budd - Lovely Thunder (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 180 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | Scans ~ 75 Mb
Ambient, Neo-Classical | Label: Editions EG | # EEGCD 46 | Time: 00:47:33

The phrase 'Lovely Thunder' suggests a beautiful sound with an undertone of menace. One need go no farther than "Gypsy Violin," the last song and centerpiece of the album Lovely Thunder, to hear how Harold Budd takes the phrase and forges a musical equivalent. Underneath the plaintive melody of the synthesized violin and an occasional foghorn-reminiscent bass note lies a bed of synth chords that are present throughout, sometimes adding notes, sometimes dropping them, sometimes moving a chord up or down a key and into dissonance with the rest. The overall result is an undulating base that never quite lets the listener settle onto firm ground, giving the song a distinct edge.

Drones do figure prominently as a musical base for many of the album's other songs, yet the music is generally more akin to the reverberated keyboard treatments Budd utilized to stunning effect on his two collaborations with Brian Eno. Those looking to explore beyond The Plateux of Mirror and The Pearl would do well to give this album a listen, as they will most likely be both challenged and satisfied.

(Cocteau Twins fans will recognize the song "Flowered Knife Shadows" as a slightly edited version of the song "Memory Gongs" from Budd's collaboration with that group on the album The Moon and the Melodies.)

Review by Brian E. Kirby, Allmusic.com

Harold Budd - Lovely Thunder (1986)



Tracklist:

01. The Gunfighter (03:12)
02. Sandtreader (05:31)
03. Ice Floes In Eden (03:22)
04. Olancha Farewell (02:15)
05. Flowered Knife Shadows (For Simon Raymonde) (07:11)
06. Valse Pour Le Fin Du Temps (04:47)
07. Gypsy Violin (20:49)


Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 5. June 2012, 9:34

Harold Budd / Lovely Thunder

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All tracks accurately ripped

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foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2015-09-11 14:57:17

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Analyzed: Harold Budd / Lovely Thunder
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -5.70 dB -22.93 dB 3:19 01-The Gunfighter
DR11 -1.08 dB -17.33 dB 5:34 02-Sandtreader
DR11 -3.60 dB -18.82 dB 3:28 03-Ice Floes In Eden
DR9 -3.75 dB -16.83 dB 2:18 04-Olancha Farewell
DR10 -2.64 dB -16.71 dB 7:15 05-Flowered Knife Shadows (For Simon Raymonde)
DR10 -0.20 dB -13.46 dB 4:50 06-Valse Pour Le Fin Du Temps
DR12 -2.58 dB -18.19 dB 20:49 07-Gypsy Violin
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Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 537 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Harold Budd - Lovely Thunder (1986)

Harold Budd - Lovely Thunder (1986)

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