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Harold Budd - Abandoned Cities download album

  • Performer: Harold Budd
  • Album: Abandoned Cities
  • FLAC: 1935 mb | MP3: 1365 mb
  • Released: 1984
  • Country: France
  • Style: Ambient
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 731
Harold Budd - Abandoned Cities download album

Why this is my most played Harold Budd album.

Abandoned Cities is made up of two very long pieces for keyboard and electric guitar. In mood, if not sound, they bring to mind Robert Fripp and Brian Eno's No Pussyfooting album: the guitar is barely recognizable, and harmonic movement is mostly limited to long suspensions and resolutions

Consumer Guide Album. Sounds like chords on a color organ played back at 16-r. Recommended to seekers after low-down ambience.

More albums from Harold Budd: Marco Polo by Harold Budd. Jane 12-21 by Harold Budd. La Bella Vista by Harold Budd. Perhaps by Harold Budd.

Get the Tempo of the tracks from The Serpent (In Quicksilver), Abandoned Cities (1989) by Harold Budd. This album has an average beat per minute of 79 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 66/120 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist The Serpent (In Quicksilver), Abandoned Cities.

from Budd Box by Harold Budd. Immediate download of Abandoned Cities in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Purchasable with gift card. Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album. 57 tracks across 6 discs plus 68 page softbound book with spine compiling interviews, essays, poems and archival photos.

Abandoned Cities is for sure one of Harold Budd's most emotionally satisfying works. Of the Harold Budd releases and collaborations I've heard, I think Abandoned Cities constitutes the most unusual and uncharacteristic. Consisting of two side-long dark ambient soundscapes, Budd's minimalistic piano playing is more or less entirely absent from the album, leaving in its place a haunting electronic evocation of total desolation

Complete your Harold Budd collection. One of the worst examples I've heard in awhile. This type of music requires a dead quiet noise floor and this is a total fail.

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A1 Dark Star 19:45
B1 Abandoned Cities 23:00

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – The Old Rugged Cross
  • Recorded At – Poiema Studios
  • Mixed At – The Old Rugged Cross
  • Mixed At – Poiema Studios


  • Composed By, Performer, Producer – Harold Budd
  • Guitar – Eugene Bowen


Recorded and mixed at The Old Rugged Cross and Poiema Studios.

Music for ABHASA: Image-Bearing Light by Lita Alburquerque, Harold Budd, and Robert Kramer at Fisher Art Gallery, University of Southern California, September-October 1983. Installation produced by Selma Holo.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MAD 3015 Harold Budd Abandoned Cities ‎(LP) Cryonic Inc. MAD 3015 France 1985
384 Harold Budd Abandoned Cities ‎(Cass) Cantil 384 US 1984
U031 Harold Budd Abandoned Cities ‎(LP) Uniton Records U031 Norway 1986
WAST040LP Harold Budd Abandoned Cities ‎(LP, RE) All Saints WAST040LP UK 2013

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Stone cold ambient classic. Dark, gloomy, droney, thought evoking sound emanating from the fingertips of a genius!Music for cold nights in a desert filled with stars.....
A very dark, sometimes ominous recording. Worth hearing depending upon your mood.
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