The second track from the “magnum opus” of Lucette Bourdin – the “Horse Heaven” album, her last and perhaps most significant composition. For the highest (MP3 320 kbps) quality please refer to the Archive section.
A deep of compassion, a hushed sanctuary,
Her inward help unbarred a gate in heaven;
Love in her was wider than the universe,
The whole world could take refuge in her single heart.
The above is a quote from Savitri, which Lucette has placed on the cover of the album.
FROM ALBUM REVIEW BY EARTH MANTRA (earthmantra.com/horseheaven)
…this album is possibly the most mystical of Lucette’s releases, a collection of what we can only describe as ineffable prayers to the cosmos. Behind its subtle refrains, we can hear elements of both longing and contentedness, of both the organic and the celestial, of both the human and the divine, almost like the soundtrack to an out of body journey through the upper regions of space. To call the music radiantly gorgeous is to understate the case.
Another conclusion we can make is that this release is powerfully visual. One can imagine laying on a warm blanket somewhere in the deep desert beneath a midnight canopy of stars blazing across the great sky river. After listening to a few minutes of Horse Heaven, we are instantly transported there in a very real sense, the slow march of the heavens across the sky in perfect harmony with Lucette’s sound sculptures and compositions. We listen to a lot of space music, folks, but we are very hard pressed to think of another album that so gloriously and triumphantly evokes the night sky.
A final conclusion that we will draw is that this must be one of Lucette’s most intimate releases, one in which her true self is most clearly exposed and given willingly to the listener. Again, we might be tempted to interpret this for you, but we’ll simply say that there is so much emotion and profoundness in this work that at the end it seems we know Lucette much better than we did at the start, as if we have made an achingly beautiful journey through the heart of a true artist and wise soul.
For we believe that Horse Heaven may possibly be Lucette’s magnum opus, and certainly one of the most reflective and spiritual albums she has ever created. More than once, we found our eyes welling up with tears at the beauty and power of this simple music, and we think that you may well experience the same. In our view, nothing less than music for the ages.
For more, go to the Lucette Bourdin page.
Music from 2010 album of Lucette Bourdin “Horse Heaven”, published on Earth Mantra Netlabel.