Pinkcourtesyphone + Gwyneth WentinkWhen She Had No Mirror… She Watched Her Shadow Line (DL) Pinkcourtesyphone is the sonic alter ego of Richard Chartier. His abilities in redesigning a listening space to enhance its characteristics have impressed time and again, either in solitude or across disparate partnerships. For instance, the one with analogue synth specialist Eleh: […]

Various Artists | Tranquility Variations Matter (CS/DL) Releasing tomorrow from independent Japanese imprint mAtter is an interesting collaborative work mixed by Yukitomo Hamasaki which fuses sixteen pieces into one. This marks the Tokyo-based label’s tenth anniversary, and their interests have always aligned with my own, art, sound + architecture. Aside from Hamasaki this recording includes […]

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 […]

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 […]