Saturday, June 6, 2020
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Artist: Richard Chartier & Yann Novak (@)
Title: Undefined
Format: CD
Label: FARMACIA901 (@)
Rated: *****
The linear notes states that "Undefined is dedicated to the uncertainties of Los Angeles" so it has a curious development: Chartier sends to Novak an unfinished work with no explanation other than "add to it, subtract from it, or a combination in order to finish the piece". Then Chartier would accept or reject the result.
The track is a long journey of sound, it starts quietly with a subtle drone and some quiet noises slowly developing to remember the listener as it's more important the texture than the shape. A bright drone dominates the second part of this track and acts as the dominant color in a Rothko painting until silence begins and a quiet drone is reminiscent of the meaning of "lowercase music" and "quiet environment" and in the final part is substituted by quiet noises event if this sounds like an oxymoron (at least for western culture).
This release is not ground breaking but the stature of the artists involved is so huge that is could be voted as one star of five star related if you love the genre or not.

p.s.: From the vote you can see from which side I am: in my 2013 rewind playlist.

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