Piero Scaruffi's Music Database - a review by Piero
Sudden Departure (Quirkworks, 2008) contains some of Bone's most sophisticated ideas. To start with, Unknown Waters concocts a mournful atmosphere by weaving together imitations of baroque, requiem and chamber music in a wave-like repetition of simple melodic patterns that peaks with simulated vocal drones. From the tinkling reflections of Sea Clouds to the angst-filled and slightly atonal The Memory of Caves to the oblique oscillations of School of the Builders to the peaceful sea of chords that envelops the piano sonata Temptara Bone projects a new sense of calm and maturity. Unfortunately Bone cannot resist the temptation to throw in a few dance pieces, from the funky/exotic Paetr Pax to the vocal-driven march-like scherzo of Ophir (what a waste of a great intuition), although Fractal Ashes must be one of his most intriguing "songs", a sort of psychedelic ditty with a melody a` la Beatles.