Richard Chartier - composer, sound artist, designer, LINE label curator - has released over 30 critically acclaimed albums under his own name since 1998, building himself an unrivaled status in the 'reductionist' electronic sound art field.
As Pinkcourtesyphone, he has released released music since 2012 with a somewhat different angle - the alias giving him some space for a slightly 'looser' approach:
"Pinkcourtesyphone is a more emotional, dare one say musical side of his work.
Pinkcourtesyphone is dark but not arch, with a slight hint of humor.
Pinkcourtesyphone is amorphous, changing, and slipping in and out of consciousness.
Pinkcourtesyphone operates like a syrup-y dream and strives to be both elegant and detached."