Something You Are Or Something You Do
The Tapeworm, UK (TTW#95)
April 10, 2017

Edition #1 – cassette only – limited edition of 100 copies
Edition #2 – cassette only – pink shell, limited edition of 50 copies
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A: But It Felt / In Other Dreams (14:12)
B: She Who Controls (15:00)

Formed from plastics and particulars by Richard Chartier, 2015
“I am lonely, yet I feel wonderful…”

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Richard Chartier’s Pinkcourtesyphone pores vent another absorbing example of pharmaceutically affective ambient music from his louche, and now quite regular avatar. It’s the kinda music you might expect the ladies of Deux Filles to make once they had married into old Californian money and are now living out their autumn years gracefully, sequestered in the hills of LA in a dosed-up Lynchian fantasy. Intoxicating stuff.


Sound artist Richard Chartier’s polarising and parallel running project Pinkcourtesyphone takes his minimal, distant and abstracted drones to an emotionally and musically elevated level, over bearing but still remain incredibly minimal. Mechanical drones meets micro tonal harmony.


Another killer new release from The Tapeworm, this time a limited tape from Los Angeles based sound artist Richard Chartier. This one should hopefully attract interest from those of you who’ve been enjoying Cosey Fanni Tutti’s Art Sex Music book, given that her and Chartier have worked together collaboratively in the past. Despite running in prestigious art circles, Pinkcourtesyphone’s work is at once both playful and engaging, operating like a ‘syrup-y dream’ and striving ‘to be both elegant and detached’. Great experimental fare from a Mego, LINE and Room40 veteran!