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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

Translucence (disc one)

1. Subtext - 5:59
2. Spoken Roses - 6:20
3. Momentary Architecture - 1:40
4. Adult - 3:03
5. Long Light - 3:54
6. A Change in the Weather - 2:41
7. Here and Now - 3:59
8. Almost Overlooked - 2:30
9. Implicit - 5:25
10. Raindust - 7:08
11. Missing Person - 1:35
12. You Again - 3:24

Drift Music (disc two)

1. Sunlight Silhouette - 3:15
2. The Other Room - 1:57
3. Some Way Through All the Cities - 4:17
4. Stepping Sideways - 3:44
5. A Delicate Romance - 7:14
6. Linger - 1:59
7. Curtains Blowing - 3:06
8. Weather Patterns - 1:50
9. Coming into Focus - 5:02
10. After All This Time - 6:54
11. Someone Almost There - 1:33
12. Resonant Frequency - 2:45
13. Avenue of Trees - 1:16
14. Underwater Flowers - 6:05
15. Arriving - 1:25

Total Time 100:00

Line-up / Musicians

Harold Budd
John Foxx

Releases information

2003 Demon Music Group Ltd.

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Review by colorofmoney91
2 stars In this two-disc collaboration effort, Harold Budd falls back into uninspired boredom- inducing nothingness.

Translucence and Drift Music are the two discs included in this set, and neither are particularly interesting or at all different from Harold Budd's previous work on The Plateaux of Mirror and other very similar albums in his discography. Honestly, it's hard to hear what contribution John Fox offers to this album, because nothing stands out at all from Budd's previous sound.

Translucence is the piano-based ambient composition part of this set, featuring tracks that nearly sound identical in tone and atmosphere to each other. It's beautiful and ethereal, definitely, but by this time in his career, I'm somewhat tired of such a promising artist returning to the compositionally bland style that sounds the same as it did over three decades from the time this album was released. Still, as music that forces itself into the background due to lack of interesting moments or any standout tracks, this disc is still rather beautiful and would be suitable for relaxation.

Drift Music is similar in tone to the first disc in this set, but is primarily dominated by ghostly ethereal synth atmospheres than being based on piano. Despite this, it practically sounds the same and still doesn't offer up any variety throughout its complete duration. It's beautiful, enigmatic, and calming atmosphere again make for great atmosphere, but gets tiring after about 10 minutes.

This two disc set is overlong, by a long shot, considering neither of the discs go anywhere compositionally speaking and don't really establish any kind of emotional response other than perpetual emptiness and boredom, and one disc would have been just fine for such a response. It seems that at this point in his career, Harold Budd was hesitant to allow himself to progress and grow further from his roots that had since served him well, and this makes for a bland "it's been done before" feeling overall on Translucence/Drift Music.

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