Alexander Bonus' sixth album (his fourth in 2006) continues his exploration into dark ambient sound-worlds. In Palimpsest, Bonus compares, contrasts, and mixes the chant cultures of both Europe and Tuva, digitally superimposing-like a sonic jigsaw-their independent forms to find the universalities within these ancient genres. The album is divided into three fluid tracks, which simulates the reading of a multi-layered ancient book. It is a musical text written upon an older text: A Palimpsest. Palimpsest is Bonus' most spontaneous thematic album to date-produced over two days-and is intended as an homage to musical traditions both Eastern and Western, both past and present.