A m b i e n t A u r a l / V i d e o A r t i's t Richard Bone (born February 3, 1952 - Atlanta, GA) has been creating music since his early teens. He began his professional musical career by creating soundtracks and scores for off-Broadway companies working in experimental theater. In 1979 he released with his band Bone the single Pirate the Islands/Headlines Have It before joining the legendary new-wave band Shox Lumania in 1981. Richard then recorded a 7' entitled Digital Days/Alien Girl independently and was subsequently signed to the UK based label Survival Records where he released several LPs, EPs, singles and contributed to various compilation albums. His 1983 single Joy of Radiation reached #1 on the Hong Kong dance music charts. Richard started the label Quirkworks Laboratory Discs in 1991 allowing him freedom to create music of a more experimental nature and retain control of his musical direction. Since then Richard has released over twenty-five recordings of new material, several collaborations and contributed to many compilations. Of the new material recordings, three quickly rose to the #1 placement on industry charts and those three, along with several others, have also received numerous other honors. Richard has also created many videos, often referred to as moving paintings. A comprehensive collection of selected tracks entitled Anthology became available as a download only release March 25, 2013 and a recording of all new material, Images From A Parallel World released April 24, 2013 -- both on the AD Music label. A forthcoming vinyl EP entitled Cranium Fizz will be available August 2013 and a CD of new material, Vertical Life, is expected to be released early 2014 on the Quirkworks label. (updated 06/16/13) compiled by mk.