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The Pearl


Download links and information about The Pearl by Brian Eno, Harold Budd. This album was released in 1984 and it belongs to Ambient, New Age, Electronica, Jazz, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 42:49 minutes.

Artist: Brian Eno, Harold Budd
Release date: 1984
Genre: Ambient, New Age, Electronica, Jazz, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 42:49
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No. Title Length
1. Late October 4:44
2. A Stream With Bright Fish 3:56
3. The Silver Ball 3:31
4. Against the Sky 4:52
5. Lost In the Humming Air 4:21
6. Dark Eyed Sister 4:42
7. Their Memories 2:57
8. The Pearl 3:14
9. Foreshadowed 3:52
10. An Echo of Night 2:28
11. Still Return 4:12



In the same way that Brian Eno employed pedal steel guitarist Daniel Lanois as the soloist for his 1983 ambient album Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks, he turned to pianist Harold Budd to star in 1984’s The Pearl. Though Budd had an otherworldly ability to let his notes exist in thin air without any presupposition of movement, some of the best songs here, like “Late October,” use his notes to give Eno’s abstract backdrops some gentle forward movement. The effect is like watching a steady stream of droplets hit the surface of a pool of water—though that isn’t to say that it's colorless or boring. There are moments of brightness and moments of pure overwhelming darkness. There are passages of optimism and passages of utter despair. Then again, such interpretations may solely be the projections of individual listeners. The goal of Eno’s ambient music was always to solicit the participation of listeners without them knowing it. In that sense, Budd and Eno only provide the weather; the road on which you experience it is entirely of your own making.