Duenn | BgmLine (DL)   “Sound soaking in excellence” Though it goes without saying, Japanese electronic music in all it’s sub-genres, is a treasure trove of gems. Our world would not be the same without the involvement and the contribution of Japanese artists in every discipline! Duenn, hailing from Fukuoka, Japan, is a sound artist, […]

Monty Adkins Empire (Line, DL) Still Juniper Snow (Huddersfield Contemporary Records, CD/DL) This month sees two releases featuring British sound artist Monty Adkins, both finding their origins and inspiration in the visual arts. Empire, released on Richard Chartier’s LINE imprint, attempts to create a soundtrack to Andy Warhol’s famous black and white silent film of […]

Joaquín Gutiérrez Hadid Sustain (Line; DL) This three track full length by Argentine artist Joaquín Gutiérrez Hadid will be out on August 30th. It’s quite invisible at first, but el dorado slowly opens with a wee twinkle of electronic shimmer and a few pops. Clocking in with a running time of nearly twenty minutes the […]

pinkcourtesyphone Romantic Threat EP (Line; DL) pinkcourtesyphone is not necessarily the softer side of Richard Chartier, quite the contrary. Don’t let the feminine mystique and hex-toned cover fool you, this is the funkier (though not so much here), more melodic alter ego of the man behind the Line imprint. The ep is a spin-off of […]

Just out is an EP by Italian trio Triac (Rossano Polidoro, Marco Seracini, Augusto Tatone), Departure on Richard Chartier’s fine Line (Digital only). This is their fourth release (mini and full releases), and from the start of Departure One (of five similar excursions) we are let go into an ambient cloud of pure light. The […]

For two decades Richard Chartier has been releasing minimal sound art that has ranged from nearly inaudible sine waves to the flounce and circumstance of smart post-techno records from his alter ego, Pinkcourtesytelephone. Here, on his respectable LINE imprint of sound art editions comes his tribute to a peer in the industry who we lost […]