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Harold Budd & Hector Zazou - Glyph (1995)

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Harold Budd & Hector Zazou - Glyph (1995)

Harold Budd & Hector Zazou - Glyph (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb
Label: Made To Measure | # MTM 37 | Time: 01:00:55 | Scans included
Ambient, Experimental, Downtempo, Trip-Hop

Like drum 'n' bass, ambient is a genre which relies on making a little go a very long way; the resultant glut of weedy minimalist pastiches barely bears a cursory listen for the most part, but this collaboration between Harold Budd and Hector Zazou demonstrates better than any recent offering how the spaces between the sounds can be made pregnant with possibility.

On "Pandas in Tandem", the ghost of Erik Satie treads lightly over a shuffle breakbeat; the result is fragile and crystalline, as tentatively pristine as snowflakes. Elsewhere, heavy rhythmic breathing carries "Around the Corner from Everywhere"; slivers of what sounds like hammered dulcimer undulate through "Johnny Cake", and clarinets collude conspiratorially on "As Fast as I Could Look Away She was Still There".

BJ Cole adds a lustrous haze of pedal-steel guitar tones to "Reflected in the Eye of a Dragon Fly". Sometimes there are trumpets, and sometimes guitars intrude. Sometimes Budd recites a poem. But nothing endangers the fragile poise which Budd and Zazou sustain throughout, and there is never the slightest suggestion that any of these pieces are in thrall to arbitrary rhythmic fashions. It is all beautifully simple, and simply beautiful.

Review by Andy Gill, Independent.co.uk

Budd, an early practitioner in the ambient school and frequent collaborator with Brian Eno, here teams up with musical nomad Hector Zazou, who had formed evocative partnerships with musicians from Africa to the Far North, from Bill Laswell to Björk. Glyph combines Budd's penchant for dreamy, shimmering electric keyboards with Zazou's rhythmic acumen, drawing from various world music sources as well as drum'n'bass and other dance club and urban sounds. Overall, it wavers between falling a bit too far on the fuzzy, new age-y side of the ambient divide (Budd's somewhat portentous vocalizations don't help) and achieving some constructions of real interest. Zazou always has a fine ear for instrumental textures, bringing in Renault Pion for some rich, sensual clarinet playing on several tracks and a couple of Finnish masters of the kantele, a kind of dulcimer, on the intriguing "Johnny Cake." The trumpet work of Christian Lechevretel, on the other hand, ventures a bit too close to a Miles Davis imitation for comfort. Fans of Zazou who have heard and enjoyed his work will find much to savor here but listeners who only know Budd from his more ethereal performances elsewhere may be slightly put off by the relatively aggressive and funky rhythms on a few pieces. Glyph is ambient music with a slightly surreal, just barely rough edge.

Review by Brian Olewnick, Allmusic.com

Harold Budd & Hector Zazou - Glyph (1995)



Harold Budd & Hector Zazou - Glyph (1995)



Tracklist:

01. Pandas In Tandem (05:46)
02. You And Me Against The Sky (04:12)
03. And Then She Stepped Aside (04:58)
04. Around The Corner From Everywhere (04:50)
05. Gorgon's Anxious Pansy (05:40)
06. Johnny Cake (03:48)
07. Reflected In The Eye Of A Dragon Fly (04:12)
08. As Fast As I Could Look Away She Was Still There (05:13)
09. Autre Django (04:49)
10. The Aperture (11:06)
11. The Light Gave Us Away (06:15)


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EAC extraction logfile from 4. June 2012, 20:29

Harold Budd & Hector Zazou / Glyph

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foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2015-09-21 16:22:09

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Analyzed: Harold Budd & Hector Zazou / Glyph
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR14 -2.01 dB -22.80 dB 4:12 02-You And Me Against The Sky
DR10 -5.83 dB -19.53 dB 4:58 03-And Then She Stepped Aside
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DR14 -1.34 dB -17.64 dB 11:07 10-The Aperture
DR15 -1.01 dB -19.41 dB 6:15 11-The Light Gave Us Away
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Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 715 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Harold Budd & Hector Zazou - Glyph (1995)

Harold Budd & Hector Zazou - Glyph (1995)

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