TALES FROM THE INCANTINA
The third album in a trilogy that includes
SPECTRAL SHIPS and ETHER DOME, TALES FROM THE INCANTINA continues Richard
Bone's journey into the inner reaches of ambient electronica. With its heavy
debt to early synth pioneers like Tangerine Dream and Brian Eno (but without
the beat-centered ethos of his other albums), TALES FROM THE INCANTINA's
subtle, enveloping washes of keys build layers of warm texture.Inspired by the
spiritual philosophies of the ancient Toltec people, TALES OF THE INCANTINA
plays like an aural hieroglyph. The totemic heads on the CD cover, and titles
like "The Fifth Riddle," "Sanctus Sonora," and
"Corazon del Cielo," point to Bone's attempt to capture the
metaphysical essence of the historic tribe. Bone achieves this end via an
electronic vocabulary that includes animal sounds, rain, muted guitar lines,
and piano motifs. At once futuristic and earthy, TALES is an ethereal
soundtrack tailor-made for quiet, focused introspection.
2001 Muze Inc.