from the book written by Jim
the Universe: A Chronology of Ambient and Electronica
THE SPECTRAL SHIPS
"At that moment a
blackvessel sailing on a cloud appeared and carried
off the man's spirit." Thus Richard Bone
quotes Horace Beck in the liner notes for "The
Spectral Ships." This CD is a return to the
minimalist ambience of "The Eternal Now."
Dark, ominous and ethereal, the music flows
within an eerie soundscape, evoking images of
those vessels in the clouds. This is an
atmospheric atmosphere. The walls of sound are
delicate. Each wall is built upon the
preceding wall. They replace each other as the
first wall slowly and gently dissipates into
the background. There are no monumental walls,
only continuous and stable walls. Richard is
in a zone. He can do no wrong.
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