Boomkat Product Review:
'Perhaps' is a hear breaking recording of Harold Budd playing solo piano in memory of his late friend, and associate teacher at the then newly formed California Institute of Arts, Jim Tenney. Originally given a digital release in 2007 by David Sylvian and Steve Jansen's Samadhisound, Root Strata have now done the right thing roping in D&M to remaster and cut it to double vinyl. The playing is perfectly, almost impossibly measured and recorded beautifully. It's surprisingly free of any overworked embellishment, with Budd communing the most solemn, direct elegy to someone who, by the sounds of this record, obviously meant a lot to him. We'd daresay it's an essential purchase for fans of modern, minimalist solo piano music; it's a real pearl.