I own 5 or 6 Harold Budd CDs and this one is my favorite. It is different from the others because not only is the instrumentation odd but to me it really 'feels' calm,tranquil joy. For me, it brings to mind being on a beautiful South Pacific island, on the beach,completely in the moment. Sometimes the music makes me think about diving and watching the schools of fish sweep and twist like smoke in a breeze. My favorite piece is Madrigals of the Rose Angel. It's an ethereal women's choir and minimal space piano. It's something like the last movement of Holst's 'The Planets', but more ethereal and more mysterious. Budd uses some interesting combinations of instruments on this CD. There's a piece featuring the mellowest sax in the universe, ambient women's voices, oddly a marimba is here, and of course his piano. It all fits nicely. Surely when we finally become angels, lounging out on the clouds, this CD is what it's going to sound like.