begins with a soft jingling of bells and unhurried meditative sounds
of piano. The music of Richard Bone awakens you by its first
accords and involves you in its slightly strange, otherworldly,
miraculous action. It disorientates you, and you absolutely don't
know what is going to happen, and you just have to prepare to
perceive the unavoidable.
And so it starts. Together with
the uterine plangent sound rhythm appears, and echoes of a charming
female voice within it. The rhythms are detective and increasingly
dramatic. The melody recalls more and more the music of the Middle
East, but you are not listening to a music from this planet's past.
You are listening to the music of Cosmic East, full of mysteries, as
if you turned to be somewhere in the future, within the great
Eurasian civilization. And then you are planing in your imagination
over the huge space of the Great Deserts and giant megalopolises,
changing voluntarily the direction of your flight, not stopping for a
moment. Your eyes are fixing green oases and dark brown branches of mountains.
The name of the new album by Richard
Bone - "Disorient" - is not occasional.
This music really makes you drop all the expectations and the
You have to be extremely flexible.
And then your ears will not be deceived by the sounds of a cosmic
Shangri-La, full of chirrup of unknown birds; they are followed by a
melody of passion. Now it is an intimate communication of two lovers,
an ecstasy, overflowing bliss of bodies and emotions.
Speaking about the music of Richard
Bone, I use the word "cosmic" expressly; it has
a vast inner space and depth. The musician reveals for you his
universe and you can see that it is shoreless. It scares you a little
and at the same time excites you. This Infinity, which is behind the
sounds of the arabesque melodies of Richard Bone, stimulates
your imagination and takes away your whole somnolence.
Music of the album "Disorient"
is harmonic in its unpredictability. That is a reality of a higher
rank. It belongs not to the world of the slave civilizations, but to
the world of spiritual beings. Richard Bone isn't afraid to
change, and he is honest to his listeners. He is not going to
replicate the successful findings of past projects, but moves to new
and newer ideas.
And as always, reviewing the
projects of Richard Bone, I can mark the excellent, perfect
sound design of his new album "Disorient".
This music enshrouds you, and you forget about everything else.
is an hour of pleasure, a joy for a music gourmand, an unbelievably
juicy and fragrant exotic fruit, delivered with care from some far
lands, still unknown for the travelers.
I have not heard something
comparative in respect of internal power and greatness of impact for
a long time.
It's time to drop our somnolence;
it's time to know us and to make clear the things that are not
understood yet. Change of the guidelines and breaking of the
conventional, established life. Bright colors outside you and new
horizons within you. "Disorient" is the
fantastic bliss of being alive...
P.S. Translated by Andrej Karatkevich.
Review by Serge Kozolovsky
reprinted here with permission.