A oneiric wonderland: woozy, stoney, and sublime. It's like the soundtrack to a decaying, haunted Los Angeles in perpetual grey dusk. Similar to The Caretaker, but The Shining theme switched for Mulholland Dr.
Richard Chartier (Pinkcourtesyphone) combines Hollywood Babylon with the forgotten memories of Leyland Kirby's project The Caretaker. Imagine Hollywoodland as just a memory...fading fast
Favorite track: charm, offensive (for J.D.).
And now you can sit down. The follow up to Pinkcourtesyphone’s previous collection of negative mood music ‘Indelicate Slices’ has arrived and it is even more of a sonic banquet than its predecessor.‘Leaving Everything To Be Desired’ is a sumptuous serenade revealing with candor the essence of the many careful adjectives used for situational descriptions.
Pinkcourtesyphone swerves range out of another interior from sparkling dream-soft shimmers of strings, creamy arrangements, drifting drones, to dissected cha chas. Sometimes charmingly flamboyant, sometimes darkly wistful, sometimes deadeningly soothing, sometimes abrasively tender, but always engaging and ultimately engulfing of us.
This recording of temporal extravagances is meant to enhance with all the pillowy richness of high fidelity to bring you every fascinating hue and shade of sound. It’s soft focus aesthetics lull the mind’s ear into a state of woozy intoxication, comfortably unsteady underfoot.
This could be the album you felt you have been entitled to, designed to be kept nearby.
its night, late late night… without sleep
the dreamtime has come and gone
leaving us with perhaps an uncomfortable predictability
suddenly we can no longer deny the shock of each moment
released September 25, 2020
formed from places, plastics & particulars during 2018-2020 by Pinkcourtesyphone / Richard Chartier
piano on track 6 by Luigi Turra
mastered by Lawrence English
design / photography by Richard Chartier
thank you to R.Eckhardt, L.English, L.Turra, W.Basinski, J.Dorris, P.Swanson, E.Domnitch, D.Gelfand, F.Jobin, D.Cornish, C.Oliveria. no thanks to carelessness + entitlement
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the tiny moments we all take for granted, in music and in life, amplified and magnified, forcing us to confront the uncomfortable, the mundane, the sublime. what more can be said of flawlessness? Matt Nichols