Boomkat Product Review:
Richard Chartier's Pinkcourtesyphone dials in another disquieting episode of ambient tristesse from his Los Angeles zipcode. Described as "a sonic love note of smudged ink", the latest in his much-adored series pursues a classically Lynchian, L.A. aesthetic into thee most noir headspaces, maintaining an unshakeably elegant posture whilst revealing an elusive, aching emotional sehnsucht behind its stoic, glassy gaze. 'Sentimental Something' unfolds in five segued sections across three tracks, drifting from the dark and into the half-light across 20 minutes of 'Fabric Illusion/High On Neuroticism', whereas 'Tears of Modernism' is given to queasy gut feelings that never quite resolve themselves, and 'Casual Encounter' turns into 'Formal Encounter' via ten minutes of lurking tone clusters and stereo-drift chords precipitating a rainfall of screwed percussion that could be the soundtrack to a scene from Inland Empire slowed by 400%. We love this stuff.