Eclectic Earwig Reviews - Review
by John W.
THE SPECTRAL SHIPS
This is a class of ultra-noir ambience
yet divided into 9 unique compositions. One
might think Eno listening to this but not
quite, a sampled voice speaks causing Bill
Nelson to come to mind yet again - not
Next piece and I envision sonar blips,
scuba divers, and an old submarine flick. Then
schizo voices go abuzzing with assorted
metallic titterings augmenting the spectrum.
This is complex, somber, dark but curiously
The way Bone weaves so many akilter
textures and shadings into a cohesive whole of
H. R. Gigerian beauty is difficult to imagine
even being possible.
He does it over and over. Be it alien
wind-storms or flocks of Lovecraftian night
gaunts sailing overhead, their mournful cries
drifting down from jet-black skies - Bone does
This is not dinner music nor is it
recommended to anyone low on PROZAC.
Darknesses ineffable and distorted despairs
slither amongst ruins of soundworlds.
Bleached Bone scatters the smoldering remains.
Echoes of the Underworld? A Stygian muse? Yea
verily, I pronounce this Goth-Ambience, an
Enoesque Music for Films #666. Visit dead
planets, forbidden realms of occultic tomes'
On track 8, "astrea", a slight bit of
noir-space music bleeds through yet holds
forth more complexity and denseness than any
of Serrie's works. "ephemera" wanders into the
final void, voice samples for an OOBE and
pathways into dark forests of mystery cult. A
nod here to Nelson and Skinny Puppy? While
Enoscapes of piano meander, loops, flanged and
phased synths and echoes bring the end to this
amazingly creepy journey.
If you enjoyed David Storr's Invaders
from Mars soundtrack, this will feed your head
much, much more. Bone has crafted a perfect
descent into the Pit of Deep Nothingness;
acrid, caustic, and deadly but tasting of
honey and dizzying like a tainted wine.
Highest recommendations! Spooky
John W. Patterson