Composer Christopher Bono's major new ambient-orchestral album BARDO will be released on the Our Silent Canvas label on July 15, 2014. The 60-minute, full-album work is a surreal musical drama narrating the journey of "The Fool" (a character derived from the ancient Tarot system), which illustrates the character's cycle from despair and darkness, through the afterlife, transcendence, and finally rebirth. The album will have digital distribution through Naxos, and will be available on CD and special edition vinyl through Our Silent Canvas (www.oursilentcanvas.org).
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Christopher Bono's - Ghost Against Ghost teams with FILMHarmonic orchestra for 'Todeserfahrung' / LOUDER
Ghost Against Ghost have released a stream of their new single Todeserfahrung exclusively with Prog. The project is the brainchild of frontman and composer Christopher Bono, with Bono teaming up with Prague's FILMHarmonic orchestra for the single. The collaboration is said to have taken the group's sound "in ever more grandiose directions, including ethereal vocals, ambient keyboards and effects all ...
Christopher Bono - Checkpoint Charlie / The Creators Project
If Romantic composers and prog rock bands share anything, it'd be a surplus of ambition and a flair for the melancholic. Ghost Against Ghost frontman and producer Christopher Bono combines these musical mindsets on Checkpoint Charlie, an EP on which he also adds tasteful doses of drone, psychedelia and post-rock textures. A two-part excerpt from Ghost Against Ghost's upcoming album Oia, Checkpoin...
Christopher Bono - Bardo selected #3 most popular Album Review on Second Inversion!
Last June KING fm's Second Inversion began reviewing albums on a weekly basis and they can now celebrate a year's worth of awesome content by announcing the top 5 reviews. All 52 albums are superb and Christopher Bono - Bardo was selected as the third best release of the year. Composer Christopher Bono's major new ambient-orchestral album BARDO is a surreal musical drama narrati...
Christopher Bono: from baseball player to classically trained composer / NJ Star Ledger
As a sophomore at the University of South Carolina, everything Christopher Bono wanted seemed to be falling into place. A baseball player since age 3, his greatest ambition was to play professionally, and the Seattle Mariners had just drafted him. Then, the same month he received the news, he tore his shoulder and broke his foot. He tried to keep playing for about six months, but that only made...
Christopher Bono - Bardo / Classical: KING 'Second Inversion' review
Christopher Bono spent his early life devoted to baseball and was even drafted by the Seattle Mariners before an injury prevented him from playing, but it's this music that he really knocks out of the park. This is an artist just totally hitting his stride. I feel like I haven't even experienced enough in life to fully appreciate an album like this; music that is powerful an...
Christopher Bono - Bardo / Democrat & Chronicle review
This album by Christopher Bono is getting a big push as a serious hybrid of classical and ambient electronica. I can't wait to see the classical purists' heads explode. Bardo is too good to be confined to the space for which it was originally composed, with the audience arranged along a double-helix staircase inside an ominous tower that looks like an old World War II shore-defense post, in a California ...
Christopher Bono's BARDO - All Music 'Album Premiere'
Christopher Bono's life has taken him on the unlikely path of highly-scouted baseball prospect to classical composer. His latest recording, BARDO, initially began as part of a project commissioned for a performance in a tower that took place on a spiral staircase. The initial four "Bardo" tracks were later accompanied by ambient interludes, expanding the collection into a full album. Musically, ...