CD on Oktaf
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Includes: Deaf Center, Loscil, Martin Fuhs, Biosphere, Xela, Marsen Jules, Andrew Thomas, Mokira, Christopher Willits, Taylor Deupree, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Porn Sword Tobacco, & bvdub & Criss Van Wey
"Whether in collaboration with Brian Eno or solo, Harold Budd's richly evocative ambient piano music has inspired a generation of modern classical and ambient composers. Oktaf realise this fact in reverent fashion with thirteen tracks from contemporary scene stalwarts bowing to to the master. All of the names on offer should be well known and present a reassuringly luxuriant selection. Of these, highlights have to be Deaf Center's grandly widescreen 'Plateaux', Biosphere's solemn minimalist composition 'Det Var Kulmørkt Hjem', and Mokira's organically morphing 'Harold Dubb', but the whole thing is a genuine pleasure to experience."