Fear and Loathing Fanzine Reviews
RICHARD BONE. Age of Falconry CD (Mega Dodo)
I really didn’t know what to expect from this release but it proved to be an enjoyable surprise. Richard Bone was born in the Fifties and first made a name for himself by creating soundtracks for experimental theatre performances. He then joined the cult-band Shox Lumania in 1981, whose music straddled both New Wave and No Wave. During the Eighties, he released several albums and EP’s through the independent UK label Survival. ‘Age of Falconry’ is entirely instrumental and consists of soundscapes that recall both the hypnotic repetition of Neu but also a real sense of pastoral awareness. Even tracks like ‘Damfino’ with its’ rumbling, almost menacing bass rhythm is tempered by spacious melodic sounds. This is something you really need to listen to when you can really immerse yourself into it, with no distractions or preconceptions. It’s interesting, insistent and totally compelling, like having a dream where you really don’t know where it’s going to lead. Give it a listen and you might just love it.
Fear and Loathing Fanzine (reviews January June 2017)