Three albums from the pairing of John Foxx and Harold Budd (with Ruben Garcia contributing on Nighthawks) are nothing short of beautiful in the extreme. Each album blends almost seamlessly into the next. Ambience, abstract, seminal, whatever you want to call them, their sheer class cannot be ignored. The double album Translucence/Drift Music (2003) adds a warmth to the line-up. The cold tinge is taken away on Translucence and a rise is effectual, the sounds ebb and glide beautifully as the clinical pureness of the music extends far beyond anything you may have heard before. Again, the expanses of minimalism create dream-like scenarios with the piano playing acting as a gliding bond between them. Implicit and Raindust begin leave the piano sounds as ambient synth take their stage. Drift Music continues down the electronic path as ambient notes replace the delicate sounds of ivories.
Composer Harold Budd once said that "Art without risk is pointless. Foxx and Budd collaborated on a pair of albums, both of which are being reissued on Foxx's Metamatic label:double album Translucence/Drift Music was originally released in 2003. Nighthawks, a three-way collaboration with the late composer Ruben Garcia, was released in 2011, which was a very busy year for Budd, who was supposed to have retired in 2005
Both Translucence and Drift Music were released in 2003, and Nighthawks came out only four years ag.
Translucence/Drift Music is a double studio album by American ambient musician Harold Budd and English musician and graphic artist John Foxx, which was released in August 2003. Budd and Foxx had long been engaged by the other's work, eventually working together in 1996. These two discs are a record of those sessions. All tracks composed by Harold Budd and John Foxx. Spoken Roses" – 6:20. Momentary Architecture" – 1:40.
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Nighthawks was done along with minimalist composer Ruben Garcia. John Foxx is one of the most influential exponents of electronic and ambient music, the original frontman of Ultravox, and a solo artist for over thirty years. Housed in a rigid slipcase designed by Jonathan Barnbrook, famed for his design work on David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ release