For many years, the album “The Pearl” by Brian Eno and Harold Budd is considered a classic in the tranquil ambient genre. The music is simple and but effective, pairing a pleasant sense of melancholy with spaciousness by aptly mixing treated Satie-kindred piano with electronics.
The outcome is timeless music moving along in a minimal framework, which is also the strength of the textural sonic images. These eleven ambient tone poems reflect and shimmer in slow motion, making the sensitive spaces between notes as important as the notes themselves.
The interaction between the silences and the notes adds another dimension to the impressionistic and immersive sonic sketches of “The Pearl”, making it a perfect companion to relax with.
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