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Ambient 2/Plateaux of Mirror Import

4.6 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (13 Jan. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Virgin Japan
  • ASIN: B00069BOXM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 866,500 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I too am sliding into my late forties and this collection of ambient works consistently works to evoke landscapes and moods that never tire or become formulaic. Echoed by Biosphere and Eluvium in their imagery and use of tonal layers with dripped melodies, Brian Eno remains the original source to my mind.
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
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i first heard this album when i was in my teens and I am now 40. It has travelled with me for years and been a constant. It flows,often with an aching mournful beauty that only spare reverberating piano chords can achieve.Ambient it may be but it is never background.in fact i find it very moving.It conjures up all kinds of images and memories for me. get it and let it become part of your life.
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Of the thousands of CDs I own, this is one of the dozen or so that I would consider indispensable. (Another one is The Pearl, the second collaboration between Budd and Eno.) I bought this album shortly after it was released in 1980, already having been blown away by the first of Eno's Ambient albums, Music for Airports. On this recording, Budd's subtle, atmospheric piano music meets with Eno's production and sound treatments. Eno spoke of "live improvisation" on the album, saying, "I would set up a sound, he would improvise to it, and occasionally I would add something: but it was mainly him performing in a sound-world I had created."

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.
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I think that "The Plateaux Of Mirror" and "The Pearl" are the "ambient discs" pre-eminently...
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.
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This is the second in the Ambient series from Brian Eno and collaborators, it's hard to know how to explain why this is so good, how it reveals itself to you slowly and in multiple plays, the best way to listen to this series is to put them together into a multi-track CD player or MP3 player to get the effect they produce. The soundscapes are decades ahead of their time, and exist in a world created for this music to inhabit by itself, whole and complete.
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I have listened to this so many times that, by rights, I should have tired of it by now. But I haven't. This music is as close to magic as any sounds can be. It sounds deeply old and familiar (and so comforting) but ever fresh and surprising - all at the same time.
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How accurately can you describe the true beauty of 'The Plateaux of Mirror' - that hasn't already been described?

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.
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