“These 7 pieces were originally created as backing tracks
for various collaborations between 1997 and 2006 that,
for one reason or another, never came to fruition. Having
all but forgotten what I had recorded, I recently came
across the masters and decided to give them a listen. To
my surprise they seemed to have a life of their own.
Where I expected to find arid, empty passages I found
ambient oases brimming with imaginary instruments.
Sparse perhaps but proving, once again, that less can often
be more. I hope you enjoy them. RB”
RICHARD BONE (born February 3, 1952 - Atlanta, GA) has been creating music for over twenty-five years. He began his early musical career creating soundtracks and scores for several off-Broadway companies working in experimental theater. In 1979 he released the single Pirate the Islands/Headlines Have It before joining the legendary band Shox Lumania in 1981. That same year Richard recorded a solo 7" called Digital Days/Alien Girl on his own that was picked up by Survival Records in the UK. While with Survival he released two LPs, four EPs, two 45s and composed several singles for various compilations albums. In 1983 his single Joy of Radiation reached #1 on the charts in Hong Kong.
Richard started Quirkworks Laboratory Discs in 1991 allowing him the freedom to create music of a more experimental nature and remain in control of his musical direction. The next fifteen years would see Richard release twenty recordings of new material, a compilation of previous Quirkworks' releases, a CD of alternate or previously unreleased tracks, co-produce and contribute musically to Mary Zema's Songs of Early Paradise as well as contributing tracks to numerous compilations and various other musical projects. Of the new material recordings, three quickly rose to the #1 placement on industry charts as well as receiving numerous other honors. In 2004 Richard's recording The Reality Temples was nominated for the NAR Lifestyle Music Awards Best Electronic Album and his 2005 recording Saiyuji was nominated for the NAR Lifestyle Music Awards Best Ambient Album.
In March 2007 Bone released Via Poetica, a collaboration with poet/vocalist Lisa Indish and Experiments '80-'82, a limited edition CD of selected tracks from his work from 1980 to 1982. Bone has also completed a new rhythmic recording entitled Infinite Plastic Creation that released September 10th of this year. Other projects for the future include a new video project in progress titled Short Waves - 20 Brief Excursions in Surreal Video and an in-depth biographical book devoted to Bone's life and musical career compiled by a British author.