Richard Bone – The Eternal Now


Release data: Richard Bone – The Eternal Now CD, Quirkworks Laboratory Discs, 1996 Richard Bone’s fully instrumental album “The Eternal Now” is divided in two parts: “Zone” and “The Millennium Pages”. The musical approach is rather industrial/ambient, and I wouldn’t call the music “warm” either. Especially the experimental passages in the first part were getting on my nerves as they kept on going, although there…

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Richard Bone – Saiyuji


Release data: Richard Bone – Saiyuji CD, Quirkworks Laboratory Discs, 2005 The press sheet states that “Saiyuji” (meaning Dawn), named after the ancient Buddhist temple in Singapore, is the last part of the trilogy begun with “Disorient” and “The Reality Temples”. Bone explains that the foundations of each track were created and shaped on vintage gear, and later some melody and world beat inspired rhythms…

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Richard Bone – Vesperia


Release data: Richard Bone – Vesperia CD, Quirkworks Laboratory Discs, 2006 The concept-album “Vesperia” certainly shows a new direction in the music of ambient composer Richard Bone. The album is a commissioned work made for vesper service at a Holliston church in Massachusetts. Containing only 40 minutes, it features four tracks with soft, sacred and overall flowing new age music, intended as a soundtrack for…

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Richard Bone – Experiments ’80-’82


Release data: Richard Bone – Experiments ’80-’82 CD, Quirkworks Laboratories, 2007 A while back ambient musician decided to revisit some 25- year old cassette tape recordings (composed with a Mini Moog, Korg MS10 and a Roland SH1) and restore them as best as possible. The material comes from two rare cassette only releases, “Quiz Party” and “Life in Video City” (of which less than 50…

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