Through the Hill

Last updated
Through the Hill
Through the Hill old.jpg
Studio album by
Released1994-07-08 (Original)

2003-11-25 (Re-Release)

2005-08-30 (Re-Release)
Genre Ambient
Label All Saints Records, Gyroscope (1994)
Hannibal (2005)
Harold Budd chronology
She Is a Phantom
Through the Hill
Reissue cover
Through the Hill.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [1]

Through the Hill is an album composed and performed by Andy Partridge and Harold Budd. [2] [3]

Track listing

1. "Hand 19" – 1:22
2. "Through the Hill" – 4:07
3. "Great Valley of Gongs" – 3:09
4. "Western Island of Apples" – 3:05
5. "Anima Mundi" – 4:46
6. "Hand 20" – 3:02
7. "The Place of Odd Glances" – 3:19
8. "Well for the Sweat of the Moon" – 3:26
9. "Tenochtitlan's Numberless Bridges" – 3:57
10. "Ceramic Avenue" – 5:20
11. "Hand 21" – 1:55
12. "Missing Pieces to the Game of Salt and Onyx" – 6:01
13. "Mantle of Peacock Bones" – 2:09
14. "Bronze Coins Showing Genitals" - 4:20
15. "Bearded Aphrodite" - 2:36
16. "Hand 22" - 2:25
17. "Bruegel" - 2:40

Related Research Articles

Harold Budd American musician

Harold Montgomory Budd is an American avant-garde composer and poet. He was born in Los Angeles and raised in the Mojave Desert. He has developed a style of playing piano he terms "soft pedal".

<i>Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror</i> 1980 studio album by Harold Budd and Brian Eno

Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror is a 1980 album by Harold Budd and Brian Eno. This is the second installment of Eno's Ambient series, which began in 1978 with Ambient 1: Music for Airports, identifiable by its similar cover art which evokes rural terrain on a map.

<i>Ambient 4: On Land</i> 1982 studio album by Brian Eno

Ambient 4: On Land is the eighth solo studio album by British ambient musician Brian Eno. It was the final edition in Eno's ambient series, which began in 1978 with Music for Airports.

<i>The Pearl</i> (album) 1984 studio album by Harold Budd and Brian Eno

The Pearl is an album by ambient musicians Harold Budd and Brian Eno, which was released in 1984. This album is similar to Budd and Eno's previous collaboration Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, consisting mostly of subtly treated piano textures, but this time with more pronounced electronic treatments and nature recordings. This album was produced with Daniel Lanois, who is also credited on the front cover.

<i>The Moon and the Melodies</i> 1986 studio album by Harold Budd feat. Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie & Simon Raymonde

The Moon and the Melodies is a studio album resulting from the collaboration between the members of Scottish dream pop band Cocteau Twins and the American minimalist composer Harold Budd. It was released 10 November 1986 by 4AD. The name "Cocteau Twins" did not appear on the release, which instead credited the band's three members and Budd individually.

<i>Shake Off the Dust... Arise</i> 2004 studio album by Matisyahu

Shake Off the Dust... Arise is Matisyahu's debut album and was released October 28, 2004 by JDub Records. It fell out of print following his move to Epic Records, and would remain a collector's item until it was remastered and reissued in October 2010, sold exclusively through his official website. The album is now widely available as a digital download through standard retailers, albeit with slightly modified cover art. The album's name comes from the Hebrew liturgical poem "Lekhah Dodi" which is sung by most Jewish denominations in order to welcome the holy Sabbath, which in the poem is referred to as a bride. The original line in the "Lekhah Dodi" poem is "התנערי מעפר, קומי".

<i>Avalon Sutra / As Long as I Can Hold My Breath</i> 2005 studio album by Harold Budd

Avalon Sutra / As Long As I Can Hold My Breath is a double album by Harold Budd which, at the time of its release in 2005, was reported to be his final musical work. However, both Music for 'Fragments from the Inside' and Mysterious Skin - Music from the Film, a collaboration with Robin Guthrie, were released a few months after this album. The first disc is titled Avalon Sutra, and the second, a remix from Akira Rabelais, is titled As Long as I Can Hold My Breath.

<i>The Pavilion of Dreams</i> 1978 studio album by Harold Budd

The Pavilion of Dreams is the second album from composer Harold Budd.

<i>Lovely Thunder</i> 1986 studio album by Harold Budd

Lovely Thunder is a studio album by the American ambient artist Harold Budd. It was released in 1986 on E.G. Records. The vinyl release did not include "Valse Pour le Fin du Temps".

<i>Music for Films III</i> 1988 studio album by Brian Eno

Music for Films III is the third entry in Brian Eno's "Music for Films" series. It features tracks by Brian Eno, Roger Eno, Michael Brook, and Harold Budd among others.

<i>Perfect Self</i> 2001 studio album by Stereomud

Perfect Self is the debut album by the American rock band Stereomud. It was released on May 22, 2001 through Loud Records and was manufactured via Columbia Records. The album met with moderate commercial success, with its two singles "Pain", and "Steppin Away", both of which featured their own music videos.

<i>Translucence/Drift Music</i> 2003 studio album by Harold Budd and John Foxx

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.

<i>Domination</i> (Cannonball Adderley album) 1965 studio album by Cannonball Adderley

Domination is an album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley released on the Capitol label featuring performances of by Adderley with an orchestra conducted by Oliver Nelson. The CD release added the bonus track "Experience in E" composed by Joe Zawinul and originally released on the 1970 album The Cannonball Adderley Quintet & Orchestra.

<i>Dee Gee Days: The Savoy Sessions</i> 1976 compilation album by Dizzy Gillespie

Dee Gee Days: The Savoy Sessions is a compilation album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie featuring performances recorded in 1951 and 1952 and originally released on Gillespie's own Dee Gee Records label. Many of the tracks were first released as 78 rpm records but were later released on albums including School Days (Regent) and The Champ (Savoy).

<i>Rare, Rarer & Rarest</i> 2013 compilation album by Blood Sweat & Tears

Rare, Rarer & Rarest is a compilation album by the band Blood, Sweat & Tears released by Wounded Bird Records/Sony Music on July 2, 2013. The songs here were recorded over an eight-year period and include mono single mixes, previously unreleased songs, and the music the band recorded for a film soundtrack from 1970.

<i>A Seat at the Table</i> 2016 studio album by Solange

A Seat at the Table is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Solange. It was released on September 30, 2016, by Saint Records and Columbia Records. While recording the album, Knowles released an EP, titled True (2012) and launched her own record label named Saint Records. Writing for the album began as early as 2008, while the recording sessions took place from 2013 to June 2016. Solange enlisted a variety of collaborators including rappers Saba, Lil Wayne and Q-Tip; singer-songwriters The-Dream, BJ the Chicago Kid, Kelly Rowland and Tweet; and musicians Sampha, Kelela and David Longstreth.

<i>Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants</i> 1960 studio album by Budd Johnson with Nat Adderley, Harry Edison, Ray Nance & Clark Terry

Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants is an album by saxophonist Budd Johnson which was recorded in 1960 and released on the Riverside label.

<i>Off the Wall</i> (Budd Johnson album) 1965 studio album by Budd Johnson with Joe Newman

Off the Wall is an album by saxophonist Budd Johnson with trumpeter Joe Newman which was recorded in late 1964 and released on the Argo label.

<i>Ya! Ya!</i> (1964 album) 1964 studio album by Budd Johnson

Ya! Ya! is an album by saxophonist Budd Johnson which was recorded in early 1964 and released on the Argo label.


  1. Mills, Ted. Through the Hill at AllMusic
  2. "Harold Budd: Budd in May". The Independent. May 8, 2005.
  3. " :: XTC".