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In 2000, The Wire wrote of
's work: "
it's worth stretching the ears in search of Chartier's sequences of exquisitely sculpted sonic events, as gorgeous detail bodies forth out of the shadows,
" the same holds true today. Formed over the course of five years,
was a process of removal/erasure. Only trace elements appear from what was. Their interactions merely a ghost of a composition -- subtle echoes across the sound spectrum. A glacially paced progression of discreet relational sonic events and flows. Inspired in part by the rigorous line drawings of American visual artist
, whose 2011 untitled drawing graces the cover,
draws the listener in to follow patterns. Meyers often creates large scale on-site works that transform a space into durational installations of seemingly endless lines. Seen from a distance these lines appear as almost natural ripples in a wall surface, but deeper, upon closer inspection, the delicate echoes and fluctuations of the artist's hand arise from the density of details. Chartier's precise sound compositions work in a similar manner. Austere and shimmering, the two compositions on
beg for careful listening on headphones. Or let these two compositions play quietly amplified across your space. Either way, a physically captivating dimensional experience.
is a continuing reflection on major aesthetic elements of Chartier's artistic language as it has evolved through the years. This is Chartier's first new solo studio album since 2013's field recording exploration,
, and 2012's purely digital
, both released on Line. Richard Chartier is a Los Angeles based artist and is considered one of the key figures in the current of reductionist sound known as both "microsound" and Neo-Modernist.
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