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RICHARD BONE: Anthology (2013)

Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Anthology is a great compilation of wonderful melodiuous tracks where Richard Bone digs in the memories of his most accessible works

1 Waters of Assiyah 5:39 

2 In Japa 4:11

3 Outside the Incrimination Field 4:28

4 The Inland Sea 3:55

5 A Column of Glyphs 4:30

6 Vesperia Pt 3 6:46

7 Beginning to Fade 3:53

8 By Any Other Name 5:43

9 Aquaville 5:59

10 Imperial Glide 5:37

11 Amorita Dive 4:48

12 Always Drifting Down 6:07

13 My Pretty Debris 4:15

14 Zumaphile Shift 5:16

15 Father of Pearl 6:26

16 (You Are) Essence of Diamond 6:35

17 Unknown Waters 5:56

18 A Silent Season 5:07

19 Fractal Ashes 3:47

20 47 Youth St 6:33

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(DDL /2CD-R 105:21) (V.F.)

(A blend of New Age and eclectic EM)

Spring! Ah...What a good period of the year, and of life, to go after the discovery of this soft and oniric compilation of Richard Bone. Avoiding all labelling to establish himself in a style of the most diversified EM, the American synthesist, who released a good opus of ambient organic music in Serene Lives of Microbes in 2006, opens the vaults of his memoirs in a compilation of his most accessible music tracks. Available in downloadable format (we can also obtain it in a CD-r format), via the platform of the English label AD Music, ANTHOLOGY risks to disappoint those who have waited for an ambient album with abstract colors. Always unpredictable, it's rather from the garden of his introspection that Richard Bone decided to pick 20 fine musical pearls, pulled from his collection of albums on his Quirkworks label. ANTHOLOGY breathes of its 20 bewitching melodies which roam on ambient, even abstracted, structures, on lunar down-tempos and on soft orgasmic jazz which transport our feelings, as time calms their incomprehension. After an intro blown by fluty breezes, Waters of Assiyah lays down a fine structure of jazz/ lounge fusion in the deep of our ears. A delicate melody hangs onto glass arpeggios of which the fight between their echoing, resonant and crystal clear tones stimulates a harmony whispered to our ears with such sweetness that we ask for more.

And, faithful to his very eclectic signature, Richard Bone amazes with this stunning ethnic approach which drums finely on a seductive piano line, drawing so the main lines of an attractive musical rendezvous with a composer who is not afraid of losing his style in a universe of a thousand sound delights. We find these fragrances of jazz which are cradled by soft mid-tempos like Outside the Incrimination Field and its vampiric breezes, the lively