The Pearl is an album by ambient musicians Harold Budd and Brian Eno, which was released in 1984. This album is similar to Budd and Eno's previous collaboration Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, consisting mostly of subtly treated piano textures, but this time with more pronounced electronic treatments and nature recordings.
I find the two Harold Budd/Brian Eno collaborations fascinating in that I enjoy both a good deal when I'm listening to them but struggle to articulate why I like them. This is especially interesting to me given that, for the most part, I tend to find more to dig out of ambient albums than many people do, both for albums that I like more than these and for albums that I like a good deal less
Harold Budd, Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois – The Pearl. After a night in the pub with a good mate,we went back to his and played chess. The Pearl was playing on repeat in the background and with a mixture of alchohol and The Pearl,the game went on till early morning.
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Album · 1984 · 11 Songs. 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.
Harold Budd & Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois 07 Their Memories Harold Budd/Brain Eno/(Daniel Lanois) Dark-Eyed Sister The Pearl 1984. Harold Budd & Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois 02. A Stream With Bright Fish.