(Nov/Dec 2000 Issue)
heavily psychedelic artwork and titles, Bone's
nine synthesizer compositions swing with great
cheer. The key is his ode to "The Dharma
Bums," which demonstrates that his own
approach to mysticism reflects the jazz-loving
Beat Generation -- it's a bluesy,
conversational combo outing. "Waters of
Assiyah" and "Sister Samadhi" are up-tempo
tunes. "Ariel Dane & The Seraphim Swing"
interestingly combines big band riffs with
space textures. The title cut also gets smooth
jazz treatment with electric piano and tabla.
Humor and optimism abound. "Jhana" is the
closest thing to a New Age sound, but its lead
melody keeps breaking into those jazzy