Boomkat Product Review:
**Edition of 500** The conceptual follow-up to Richard Chartier's 'Fields for Mixing' is an immersive new stereo variation of a multi-channel installation diffusing detailed field recordings made in spaces around the world. Originally presented at Civilian Arts Projects in Washington, DC in 2012, it now manifests on CD. Through his patented processing techniques Chartier transposes unique spatial settings into a hyperreal cloud of drones, crackles and fizzing electrical energies which challenge perceptions of where and what you're listening to. The 2nd part uses significant elements of binaural recordings made at the McMillan sand Filtration Site in Washington, DC (a unique historical site, built in 1905 and currently slated for demolition and redevelopment) during a major rainstorm, to great effect, masterfully shaping a foreboding and enigmatic 26 minute soundfield with a slowly evolving sense of underlying melodic progression.