March 20, 2008 saw the release of Richard Bone’s beautiful packaged audiovisual project “Short Waves”, which was carefully crafted over the course of a year and a half.
Those familiar with Bone’s previous releases know he has a rather peculiar approach towards ambient music, in which he uses lots of treated sounds, unusual combinations next to implementing remarkable twists.
The outcome on this album is no exception, on which Bone states influences as varied as Harold Budd (“The Indifferent O”) and Bob James can easily be heard.
The dvd holds 12 impressionistic videos, for which Richard had the idea to create 12 concise pieces that would capture the viewer’s imagination but then, like an elusive dream, are gone.
Sound clips and still images are available on Bone’s website for those who like to get a taste of the whole concept.
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