Pinkcourtesyphone / Elegant & Detached
Album: Elegant & Detached   Collection:General
Artist:Pinkcourtesyphone   Added:Dec 2012
Label:Room 40  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-02-26 Pull Date: 2013-04-28 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Apr 14 Apr 7 Mar 31 Mar 24 Mar 17 Mar 10 Mar 3
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 10, 2013: minimum entropy
Sans Many Things
4. Mar 22, 2013: orangeasm (pt2)
An Awaiting Room (For Tati)/Stars Fell
2. Apr 02, 2013: Pumping Tires
Millimeters Off/Non Us (Tiny)
5. Mar 15, 2013: Orangeasm
Sans Many Things
3. Mar 30, 2013: Music Casserole
Sans Many Things
6. Mar 07, 2013: mammogram marathon
Sans Many Things

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-02-25
“Nonfunctional music for unsocial situations…” courtesy of Washington D.C. “microsound” artist and Richard Chartier. Five extra-long experimental pieces that are true to the album’s name: elegant and detached. Somber and quite lonely, with lots of repetition. I don’t know if I would ever play any of this before midnight, but it’s certainly fascinating stuff. That being said, if you’re a fan of experimental music, you will have no trouble integrating this into your show. FCC CLEAN

1. (11:14) Chopped up sound samples of women speaking in German over what sounds like the amplified sound of air whispering through a room. It’s probably impossible to listen to this while other people are in the room.
2. (15:03) Opens up with metallic thudding and subtle high-pitched buzzing—later melts into several movements of numbing synth washes.
3. (23:20) Minimal ambient music. Every once in a while something will snap, crackle, or pop. The last 10 minutes get a little chipper with some bird chirping and cascading xylophones.
4. (11:54) High-pitched ambient washes with what sounds like a slowed down laundry machine.
5. (9:00) A fragmented beat over a serene ambient backdrop. Every once in a while a vocal sample will say “very close.” Ringing percussion lends the whole thing an alien luminescence. My favorite of the lot.

Track Listing
1. Petraglyph (For Ranier)   3. An Awaiting Room (For Tati)/Stars Fell
2. Sans Motif/Closer To Here Than You Care To Be   4. Millimeters Off/Non Us (Tiny)
  5. Sans Many Things