Anima Mundi. The Place Of Odd Glances. Ceramic Avenue. Mantle Of Peacock Bones. Bronze Coins Showing Genitals. Bearded Aphrodite. Andy PartridgeHarold Budd. All Saints.
After Harold returned to Main Theme - Pink Floyd - Soundtrack From The Film More States, he and Andy set up a furious two-way fax exchange, whereby each bombarded the other with ideas for Shock Therapy - The Spongetones - Shock Therapy, structure, visuals and more.
Harold describes the exercise Smoke Rag - Malaavia - Danze DIncenso "two architects designing a bridge between them and deciding how it was going to look before they built it.
We hadn't the faintest idea what the musical part would look like, but that was the fun bit, because that's when we started decorating the bridge and deciding what the gargoyles would look like".
Once in the studio the two realised they worked in completely different ways. Harold tends to work improvisationally whereas Andy likes to know exactly what he's doing before he starts. The result was an enriching experience where both were able to learn from each other's recording technique. Andy doesn't". Once they began there was no stopping them.
Ideas sprang to life and titles grew from Harold's lifelong passion for archaeology and world history and from Andy's early training and continued interest in fine and illustrative art. Andy comments "If you play one note it may eventually follow that note with a synthesized note that's kind of in relation to it. If you play two notes it can't decide what you're playing so it improvises somewhere between them and rests on one of them.
Through The Hill - Andy Partridge & Harold Budd - Through The Hill you end up with strange kinds of trumpet squiggles or tube meanderings till it finds the note it likes - it might not even be the one you played". The Through The Hill - Andy Partridge & Harold Budd - Through The Hill also used a sample module, a Proteus, which allowed them to tune each note on the keyboard to a different pitch producing "archaic" or "argumentative" sounding chords.
All of which has resulted in an album of tightly focussed, yet extremely fluid musical passages called Through The Hill. Jazziz Soundscapes What's an explorer to do? The rainforests are dwindling to the size of vegetable gardens, the information superhighway is about to loop every neighborhood, and even the mysteries of the past are being commandeered by new age guerrillas.
Increasingly, the Through The Hill - Andy Partridge & Harold Budd - Through The Hill viable option for those in search of the road less traveled, the genre not yet classified, is to set the compass inwards and tramp the virgin canyons of the cranium.
Something of that mindframe went into the making of Through The Hilla new collaboration on the Gyroscope label by American pianist-composer Harold Budd and Andy Partridge, English guitarist, songwriter, All I Want Is You - John Cale - The Island Years co-founder of pop group XTC.
The working premise for this soundscape of instrumentals and occasional verse was "fake archaeology. It seemed to be an area in which we both felt comfortable with each other. And we both liked the idea of fakes. So we decided that fake archaeology would be the order of the day. Log In Username or Email: Forgot your username? Password: Forgot your password?
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