The Organization of Sound - A
Review by Matt Borghi
TALES FROM THE INCANTINA
This is quite possibly some of
the best work that Richard Bone has ever done.
Tales from the Incantina seems to take up
where Spectral Ships and Etherdome left off,
and then pushed it even a little further. This
is sure to be one of the best discs of 2001.
Bone’s sound has always had a profound effect
on me. His use of layering and multi-tracking
is second to none and melodically it’s
doubtful that there’s anyone that can touch
his work. He’s one of the few Ambient/ Space
artists that really knows how to develop
melodies well, and have them not be totally
overwhelming, all-consuming at the same time.
That’s a rare gift and one that I come back to
time and again, review after review. Incantina
like Bone’s Hypnos work is totally original
and in a league of its own. Interestingly
enough I hear a bit of a Brian Eno ala Apollo
sound on Incantina or perhaps it’s the
chording; whatever it is make no mistake about
it Bone has crafted a profoundly approachable
Ambient/Space work while at the same time
managing to outdo himself once again. This was
a much anticipated recording and one that was
worth the wait. Excellent!