Bone Cave Ballet — The Echo of Entropy
((Not on label) no#, 2009, CD)
by Jon Davis, Published 2011-06-01"Bone Cave Ballet" — what an evocative name. So many possible interpretations, all of them intriguing. The music itself has a similar quality, with lyrics that catch your imagination without lending to easy understanding, and arrangements that fluidly change from section to section. What do you call music that is complex and obviously informed by the progressive rock of the past, but doesn't fit into one of the established sub-genres? It’s not symphonic, not avant, not math rock, not prog-metal, not a lot of things. It is interesting and engaging, both energetic and somewhat cerebral (though in a down-to-earth way rather than dealing directly with high concepts or metaphysics). The instrumentation generally consists of two guitars (usually one clean, one distorted), bass, drums, and two female voices (sometimes treated with effects); the production is crisp and live-sounding, without any gimmicks, distractions, or obvious overdubs. When they slip into odd meters, it sounds perfectly natural, just smooth outgrowths of the songs' flow. The interplay between the two guitars is particularly nice; even during the times when they're both playing chords, the tones and voicings are distinct.
Related artist(s): Bone Cave Ballet
SoundQuest Fest 2021 – SoundQuest Fest, first experienced as a live festival in Tucson Arizona in 2010 was created by ambient music pioneer Steve Roach. This 2021 event will unite a worldwide gathering of artists and audience members together for a 3-day online event unique in the realm of ambient music. From March 26-28th a continuous flow of streamed performances, audio-video wonder worlds and deep immersion zones will burn bright on Roach’s YouTube channel. » Read more
Chick Corea RIP – The sad news has reached us that Chick Corea has Returned to Forever, so to speak. The innovative keyboardist and composer died on February 9 at the age of 79. With a career that spanned from the 60s until shortly before his death, Corea touched many listeners with the incredible variety of music he produced in his lifetime. » Read more
Asia Minor Third Album on the Way – On January 29, AMS records will be releasing the long-awaited third album by classic Turkish-French band Asia Minor. Released last year in Japan, this will be the widespread debut of Points of Libration. The album features original members Setrak Bakirel (vocals, guitar) and Eril Tekeli (flute, guitar). » Read more
Harold Budd RIP – Harold Budd, one of pre-eminent American composers of avant-garde and minimalism, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Budd came to prominence in the 70s, championed by Brian Eno on his Obscure Records label, with music that blended academic minimalism with electric jazz and electronic music. Much of Budd's best known work was done in collaboration with other artists, including Eno, Daniel Lanois, Robin Guthrie, Andy Partridge, John Foxx, Jah Wobble, and many others. » Read more