Ambient 2/Plateaux of Mirror Import
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The collaboration with Harold Budd works well and again the emotional heart is echoed in the White Arcades in his later work whilst 'The Room' and even his earlier 'Pavilion of Dreams'recall this early collaboration.
Simple piano treatments, use of delay and echo and the 'ENOesque treatment of the instrumentation creates a sense of yearning.A single sustained note and subsequent pause ('Steal Away') has terrific poignancy and 'First Light' remains one of the beautiful pieces of music I have ever heard.
This album just does not tire or age, and every track is an isolated gem , that together make a collection that is to my mind nigh on perfect. Thirty years on and still as fresh...a classic
The results are stunning. This music gets inside you, it burrows into your marrow and takes you on a journey. It's interesting that the covers of the Ambient recordings have maps, because this, like Music for Airports, is a journey through a sound world that only these two musicians could have made. Listen to some of the samples, especially the beautiful first track, First Light, and the final track, Failing Light. Budd is a musical magician, and fortunately he has recorded dozens of other albums over the years, but this one still remains the most profound.
I can't separate one from the other, because these amazing products are so similar and so deep.
Budd and Eno gave us something to keep in our hearts and souls (and minds) all the life-long.
Their music touches your most hidden chords, makin'em vibrate deeply. In "The Plateaux Of Mirror", you can find also well selected electronic natural sounds (by Eno) - wind, birds, a choir, etc - that gently accompany the resonating piano notes (by Budd) through something close to an ecstatic emptiness. Here, the evocative power is great...If you can, leave the world out, stay for a while with yourself and listen to. In these works, you can find sweetness, dramatic and dark moments, reveries... And you can lose yourself in this music; it seems you're flying, or floatin'...
If you are a writer or a painter (or something else), you can find the right inspiration or just relax; and you'll never grow tired of listening these pure jewels.
Two masterpieces from two great musicians.
Technically, second in Brian Eno's breakthrough ambient series and chronologically positioned between 'Music for Airports' and 'Day of Radiance' where it can only be described as a 'miracle in the making' collaborative venture that brought together American avant-garde pianist - Harold Budd and Mr Visionary himself(Eno) - adding subtle treatments, sonic ambiance and trademark production skills.
Eno's original Darwinian approach, was to explore and create new musical formulae, which ultimately led to the conception of minimal sound expression that required little or no direct concentration, thus the birth of ambient 'new age' music with the somewhat degrading tag: "Treat as incidental music" - where the philosophy was: "How minimalist can one take this and still keep the listener subconsciously enthralled, whilst they...say, read a book or do the daily chores?"
You can only admire the great man for throwing away the rule book, thus introducing a different way we should listen to music - but that doesn't mean we should agree with the concept? It's like looking at a piece of art, a fleeting glance tells you nothing about the image, you have to delve in deeper to get true perspective of the beauty within - that's how I feel when listening to 'The Plateaux of Mirror', there is so much to be missed without 100% commitment.
The music itself, is a wondrous treasure trove of gorgeousness.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For me personally this is the most beautiful ambient music, I have listened to. It flows beautifully note by note - and every time you listen to it, it is as amazing as it was... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nini
Along with The Pearl , for me this is one of the most sublime pieces of ambient music I own . One of the all time top Chill Out albums , if that is your bag .Published 17 months ago by Mr. R. J. Ball
A lovely calming album but not as good as Music For Airports in my opinion.Published 18 months ago by Tony Davis
I was experimenting with ambient music and came across this and thought I would buy it. I havn't played it much as wasn't quite as listenable as I thought but maybe should listen... Read morePublished on 1 April 2014 by Mr. Brian J. Sanderson
I already have Ambient 1 and wanted some more Brian Eno - I bought this after reading other fans' recommendations. I am not disappointed!Published on 12 Aug. 2013 by B J Harrison
This is an album of haunting, serene minimalism - like the most atmospheric work of Eric Satie. Budd's piano dominates (indeed, it's the only actual instrument throughout),... Read morePublished on 21 April 2013 by Muzikat