Boomkat Product Review:
In the sublime darkness of 'Description Of Problem', Pinkcourtesyphone rouses itself from whatever reverie with the help of cameos from William Basinski, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Evelina Domnitch, AGF and Kid Congo Powers. Again, we're returned to that noirish, narcotised ambient space which made 'Foley Folly Folio' a staunch fave around these parts (prompting a vinyl release on our Boomkat Editions label), and which deeply infected the proceeding collections, 'Elegant & Detached', and 'A Ravishment Of Mirror'. According to the jacket, it was "formed from places, plastics, and particulars during 2010-2013 by Pinkcourtesyphone / Richard Chartier", and drifts from the 16 minute title track embedded with a William Basinski voicemail, to ethereal ambient operatics in 'I Wish You Goodbye' with Evelina Domnitch, taking in 11 minutes of isolationist reflection in 'Perfunctory Attachments' alongside the sickly industro-ambient zones of 'Our Story' with AGF; the stark, eighteen minute pinnacle/abyss of 'Boundlessly' featuring a poignant reading by X-TG's Cosey Fanni Tutti, supplemented by the darkest darkroomversion of 'iamnotaphotograph' with Kid Congo Powers. An iced tonic and small round chaser for the sanguine and disaffected listener.