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Dotflac Our bodies are thrown into the void, in a dimension between dimensions where the laws of physics don't apply.

Space and time bend, unfold, stretch and collapse endlessly ; taking advantage of this situation, we catch hints of broken transmissions and shattered fragments of time, erratically drifting in this hallucinatory area.

Even if the artist's collaboration still shines the most in their previous Aurora Liminalis, Divertissement offers an enjoyable falsely still life out of this world. Favorite track: Divertissement Pt 1.
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Divertissement is the third collaborative full length from minimalist composer William Basinski and sound artist Richard Chartier.

The duo utilize electronics, piano, tape-loops and short wave radio to evoke a dense atmosphere suggesting hundreds of years of history rising up from the depths of a reverberating cathedral. Subtle, buried and intense murmurs of melody morph through this deeply consuming and slowly evolving composition in two parts.

Pressed in an edition of 500 with beautiful cover drawings by artist James Elaine.

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released August 21, 2015

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richard chartier Los Angeles, California

Richard Chartier is considered one of the key figures of reductionist electronic sound art. Chartier's minimalist digital work explores the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception and the act of listening itself.

He is also Pinkcourtesyphone.
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