Reissue. A hidden gem produced by Harold Budd in 1981. Gene Bowen is a singer/songwriter based in California. He worked with Harold Budd at California Institute for the Arts in the '70s. He has contributed to Harold Budd's landmark ambient work with Brian Eno - Ambient 2: Plateaux of Mirror (1980), the Serpent (In Quicksilver) (1981), Abandon Cities (1984). Bourgeois Magnetic was originally released on Budd and Bowen's own Cantil label in 1981. Budd plays piano on three of the albums five tracks.