Boomkat Product Review:
Harold Budd's soundtrack to the Mark Ruffalo-starring HBO show "I Know This Much Is True" contains some of the last material he wrote before his death in December. It's sublime stuff, paired with classic Budd tracks that make this the perfect intro to his catalog.
Budd remains one of the most influential composers in the ambient genre, and if "I Know This Much Is True" proves anything, it's that until the very end, he never lost his spark. New tracks like opener 'Penny Ann Drinkwater' sit alongside vintage material like 1981's 'The Serpent (In Quicksilver)' and nothing sounds unusual or out of place. In fact, the mood Budd manages to create here shows succinctly that his real genius was in retaining and continually refining his own sound while style and genre passed him by completely.
Whether you're an old fan or a new convert, this one's just gorgeous, peaceful music that goes straight for the heart. Recommended!