The prolific German musician, who has died aged 74, released an astonishing range of music, spanning techno, prog rock, ambient and more. A lovely primer on his enormous musical output from Alex Petrides here, we’ll say farewell with this epic piece under his Richard Wahnfried alias – ‘Druck’. x
In memory of Harold Budd; ambient, minimalist, neoclassical, whatever the label his legacy is a body of work full of shimmering, timeless beauty…
The Chill Out Tent’s very own Chris Coco curated this lovely tribute mix for our Edition #9 event in December 2020, a beautiful reminder of Budd’s special music…
1 Harold Budd & Brian Eno – Foreshadowed
2 Harold Budd & Brian Eno – The Plateaux Of Mirror
3 Harold Budd – Aztec Hotel
4 Harold Budd & Brian Eno – First Light
5 Harold Budd – Very Slender Homage
6 Harold Budd – Jane 16 (For Pale Saints)
7 Harold Budd – Saint’s Name Spoken
Jose Padilla was a friend, mentor and inspiration to many people in the Chill Out Tent community. His passing is a huge loss to all who knew him and his work. We pass on our thoughts and condolences to all his friends and family at this sad time.
We are working on an appropriate way to mark Jose’s passing in the coming weeks, until that’s possible we’ve compiled an archive of material to remember him by, articles, interviews, films, mixtapes and performances all celebrating a life in music. If we’ve missed anything, let us know and we can update this page accordingly. Adios Jose…
Tributes; DJ Harvey, Financial Times, Guardian, Test Pressing, Ban Ban Ton Ton, Ban Ban Ton Ton, Real Ibiza, Andy Wilson, Phat Phil Cooper, Mark Broadbent, The Real Ibiza, Pete Fowler, Pete Fowler, Francois K, Francois K, Is it Balearic?, Bill Brewster, Apiento & Phil Mison, Pete Gooding & Mark Barrott, Hobbes Music,
His musical legacy: The genre defining Cafe del Mar compilation albums really should be a starting point into Jose’s world.
Those Legendary Mixtapes:
Jose’s Mixcloud channel, full of radio shows and mixtapes for stations like Ibiza Sonica, some great shows here, particular favourites of ours being his series of ‘Back to My Roots’ shows.
The legendary series of cassette mixtapes sold over the counter and the Cafe del Mar have been widely digitised, they provide an insight into Jose’s balearic blueprint of ambient, electronics, classical, new-age, film scores and rock all going into the mix…
Following last week’s sad news of Peter Green’s death, we had to make this week’s ‘classic’ one of his performances. Such a sad loss, but what a legacy…
Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer whose symphonic scores backed everything from spaghetti westerns to romance, horror and sci-fi films, has died aged 91. Our Chill Out Tent Classic this week is one of his most famous compositions…