Monthly Archives: October 2019

Haunting Gothic Rock From Istanbul – Rain To Rust – Flowers Of Doubt

I was lucky enough to receive this promo in my email inbox on a dark and gray Autumn morning. This is the type of expertly crafted gothic rock that gives inclement weather and depression an attractive patina.

According to a fan review on Bandcamp “Mert Yıldız, who plays almost everything here, attains an enviable tone on his excellent bass and guitar work; echoing greats like McGeoch and Gallup. His strong, vocals eschew theatrical effect for a straightforward power and integrity. The music could be said to straddle the line of demarcation between Post-Punk and the earliest flowerings of Goth, before it became a stylistic straitjacket.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself. I want to be in this band.

If you’re into The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy, The Comsat Angels, etc., this is for you.

Highly recommended.

Wesley Mayhem – Etter, MN

Mix – Richard Chartier October 2019 Mix for Dublab’s Between Two Points Radio Show

This is an enthralling spooky 2-hour odyssey. Perfect for your Halloween run-up.

Between Two Points is a monthly transMIXion by Los Angeles based sound artist Richard Chartier for Dublab. A beginning, an end and the layered transitional sonic flow enclosed, ‘between two points’ explores textures, tones, place, and space, featuring experimental, avant-garde, ambient works from the mid-20th century through to our current time. A mysterious progression unfolding for your ears.
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Richard Chartier is considered one of the key figures in sound art described as “microsound” and Neo-Modernist. Chartier’s minimalist digital work explores the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception and the act of listening itself. Chartier’s sound works/installations have been presented in galleries and museums internationally and he has performed his work around the world. In 2000 he formed the recording label LINE exploring the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism.

Chartier (often as Pinkcourtesyphone) began DJing in 1991. Sets can be an eclectic mix, ranging from mid-20th century analog-ica, to post punk synth oddities, to ambient soundscapes, to lounge-y reverberations, to contemporary electronica. Ponderous beats, melodies, & noise nonchalantly mixed into a flowing soundtrack for you, your cocktail, & your inner ear.

White Winged Moth – Scratch(ed) Music

If you woke up this morning thinking that you’d like to find a masterful evolving experimental drone track, you’ve landed on the right page, in this distant corner of the web.

Not a lot more to say about this other than, “Wow.”