ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE: After several releases by artists of the collective around Raster-Noton on american label LINE, a long-outstanding invitation was issued into the opposite direction. So last but not least the present release is an expression of long-lasting artistic ties between both labels. In the greyness heavy waves begin to glide into the one-hour work. they swell and flood a vacuum. Chartier is able to intensify this maelstrom in long and graceful moves. In a majestic and subtle manner he creates a subsonic vastness, capturing the listener, disconnecting him from the irrelevant reality. The end mirrors the beginning - revealing the idea of an endless space in an endless composition. finally Incidence is a sound stream seeking to transform time into a certain timelessness. Richard Chartier runs the label LINE, following the traditions of trente oiseaux by focusing on minimalist and not beat-oriented sound experiments. His compositions often test the limits of auditory perceptibility. In this way chartier concentrates on tiniest changes within seemingly static sound masses.


released November 1, 2006

remastered in 2009 with bonus track


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richard chartier Los Angeles, California

Richard Chartier is a Los Angeles-based artist considered one of the key figures in minimalist sound art. Chartier’s works explore the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception and the act of listening itself.

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