Richard Bone: Tales from the Incantina
If you enjoyed Bone’s Etherdome CD then prepare to again enjoy Bone’s creation of a liltingly lite massage of melodic ambience very much like Etherdome and it is filled with deep relaxations and swaying movements like a grand porch swing or a great vine each caught in slow-mo. "A Column of Glyphs" is my current fav, followed very closely by "Nine gods Nine", (Hear splendid glories of the keys! You will hear a Vangelis leaning as well), Bone composes all tracks, being inspired by the ancient Toltec philosophies of the soul.
Prepare your head for a good deal of channel panning on several pieces, how very Eno! B one, (which is Eno b backwards), really went deeply Eno on "House of Elegant Idols" which is my 3rd fav. Outro track is an ambient chamber-orch-ish lullaby.
As far as looking for the eerie and disturbed sounds, (which Richard Bone isWELLcapable of doing), bespeaking fierce Toltec warrior castes, human sacrifice, severed-head wall hangings, and ball games where losers were put to death you won't find any of that in Bone's soft tread this go round. You should instead, listen for the craftsmanship, the artisan spirit, and the grandeur of their architecture . . . Toltecs at ease . . . perhaps light-headed after a therapeutic or ritualistically, recreational blood-letting.
Track Listing: Eleven Eno-esque tracks of melodic trance bliss ambience await you.
Personnel: Richard Bone does all keys, synths, and treatments.
Record Label: Indium/ Quirkworks Laboratory