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    IO Sound (Canada) / IO007 / CD + Digital / edition of 500 / Oct 31, 2013

    Triple-panel, gatefold design with immersive & spaced-out full colour artwork for interstellar meditation.

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    Drifting in outerspace, the solar phone is ringing, static transmissions from afar... Please Pick Up...

    For its 7th release, IO SOUND presents nine reworks of Pinkcourtesyphone, the industrialist / ambient face of microsound composer and LINE label director Richard Chartier. On Line 1, twelve acclaimed sound artists from across the planet attend to the lost transmissions of Pinkcourtesyphone, creating a haunting work of interstellar ambiance, spaced-out deep techno, and industrialist IDM. Expect fully immersive audio from our earthly cousins on Raster-Noton, 12k, Dragon’s Eye, and Sandwell District.

    On Line 2, Pinkcourtesyphone joins forces with Kid Congo Powers of The Cramps, The Gun Club, and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Kid speaks with just a hint of malice in his voice, torturing the strange disco of diva Amanda Lear: “I am a photograph... I am in colour and softly lit, overexposed and well blown-up”.

    IO SOUND transmits to you a new echo from outer space: an industrialist retouch of haunted techno, industrialist IDM, outerspace ambiance and darkwave house.



    LINE 1: The Pink Hit of Space
    a collection of reworks of Pinkcourtesyphone works from Foley Folly Folio and Elegant & Detached

    1. “sans” ( “sans many things” Evelina Domnitch + Dmitry Gelfand rework)
    2. “An Awaiting Room” (Frank Bretschneider rework)
    3. “Singularity Version” (Yves De Mey rework)
    4. “PinkCourtesyPjusk” (Pjusk rework)
    5. “a dark room full of plastic plants” (succulents rework by Simon Scott)
    6. “here is something… that is nothing” (Yann Novak + Robert Crouch rework)

    LINE 2: Phototrash
    a incredibly loose dark reinterpretation of Amanda Lear’s “I am a photograph” and the sleazy track “Move to Trash” featuring the vocal stylings of fellow Aries Kid Congo Powers (The Cramps, The Gun Club, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and so much more!).

    7. “iamaphotograph” – Pinkcourtesyphone + Kid Congo Powers
    8. “iamaphotograph” (Creepy Autograph mix) – Pinkcourtesyphone + Kid Congo Powers
    9. “blow up” (iamaphotograph cut by CoH) – Pinkcourtesyphone + Kid Congo Powers
    10. “unhomeli phono” (S* + ghost of Tomas Phillips rework) – Pinkcourtesyphone + Kid Congo Powers
    11. “move to trash” – Pinkcourtesyphone + Kid Congo Powers


    listen to excerpts from the entire release on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/io-sound/sets/io-007

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IO Sound (Canada) / IO007 / CD + Digital / edition of 500 / Oct 31, 2013

LINE 1: The Pink Hit of Space
a collection of reworks of Pinkcourtesyphone works from Foley Folly Folio and Elegant & Detached

1. “sans” ( “sans many things” Evelina Domnitch + Dmitry Gelfand rework)
2. “An Awaiting Room” (Frank Bretschneider rework)
3. “Singularity Version” (Yves De Mey rework)
4. “PinkCourtesyPjusk” (Pjusk rework)
5. “a dark room full of plastic plants” (succulents rework by Simon Scott)
6. “here is something… that is nothing” (Yann Novak + Robert Crouch rework)

LINE 2: Phototrash
a incredibly loose dark reinterpretation of Amanda Lear’s “I am a photograph” and the sleazy track “Move to Trash” featuring the vocal stylings of fellow Aries Kid Congo Powers (The Cramps, The Gun Club, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and so much more!).

7. “iamaphotograph” – Pinkcourtesyphone + Kid Congo Powers
8. “iamaphotograph” (Creepy Autograph mix) – Pinkcourtesyphone + Kid Congo Powers
9. “blow up” (iamaphotograph cut by CoH) – Pinkcourtesyphone + Kid Congo Powers
10. “unhomeli phono” (S* + ghost of Tomas Phillips rework) – Pinkcourtesyphone + Kid Congo Powers
11. “move to trash” – Pinkcourtesyphone + Kid Congo Powers

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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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