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About whiteline1

WHITE_LINE was set up three years ago, in order to play and promote the work of artists and musicians working under the banner of "minimalism", in all its many guises. This has led to a regular and highly successful mix slot on the Garden of Earthly Delights radio show in the UK, and guest appearances on Resonance FM (frequenzen show). We now aim to extend the remit of the mix slots by reviewing (as often as possible) material that encapsulates and crystallises the minimalist ethic, and hopefully we'll be leading artists and audiences alike towards a deeper appreciation of this and other marginalised genres. I welcome your comments, and criticisms, and would love to hear from labels and artists who would like their work showcased on the show, or reviewed here. We regret that due to time constraints, we cannot review everything that is sent to us, but will endeavour to give exceptional work an "honourable mention" at the very least, and links to quality sites that we think worthy of mentioning. I am trying to support labels and artists as much as possible by promoting their work, not least because I am a stereotypical "struggling artist" myself, but also because there are so few younger artists entering this particular scene, and there is a danger of it becoming the sole domain of a handful of forty somethings who really ought to be doing something better with their time! Having worked for most of the more reputable underground magazines in the early 90's, I was never afforded the luxury of taking time and care over reviews, as deadlines and column space were always hanging like the sword of Damocles over me. With WHITE_LINE, I have the luxury of being able to review when I have time, and I am receptive to a particular mood, and hopefully this will reflect in the quality and length of some of the reviews. If you like what you see, please link to me to encourage more traffic through the site, and cross promote whatever is happening out there. Address for promotional material: 45 Drovers Walk Spring Park, Kingsthorpe Northampton NN2 8BB UK

Richard Chartier – Interior Field – LINE 2013

The drone endures. Something within us reliably and consistently responds to a continuous periodic waveform, whether it be through the spirituality of Indian classical musics, didgeridoo, bagpipes, Japanese Gagaku, or the inevitable reworkings, reinterpretations, and resurgences of that much maligned,

Richard Chartier – Interior Field – LINE 2013

The drone endures. Something within us reliably and consistently responds to a continuous periodic waveform, whether it be through the spirituality of Indian classical musics, didgeridoo, bagpipes, Japanese Gagaku, or the inevitable reworkings, reinterpretations, and resurgences of that much maligned,

Into The Light CD/MP3 Linden Hale

Perhaps the title, “Into The Light” is of personal significance for composer and pianist, Linden Hale, whose recorded work has, for too long, been dwelling in that dark non-place of obscurity. A resolute perfectionist by nature, Hale’s beautiful work has

Into The Light CD/MP3 Linden Hale

Perhaps the title, “Into The Light” is of personal significance for composer and pianist, Linden Hale, whose recorded work has, for too long, been dwelling in that dark non-place of obscurity. A resolute perfectionist by nature, Hale’s beautiful work has

Denovali Swingfest

As mentioned in last month’s review of Greg Haines’ work,  Denovali records are hosting and curating a two day leftfield music festival at The Scala in the heart of London. The lineup has been confirmed, and rest assured it’s a

Denovali Swingfest

As mentioned in last month’s review of Greg Haines’ work,  Denovali records are hosting and curating a two day leftfield music festival at The Scala in the heart of London. The lineup has been confirmed, and rest assured it’s a

Richard Skelton..

Any attempt at trying to describe or précis the work of Richard Skelton is going to be fraught with difficulty, verging on the near impossible. Pretty much everything that needs to be said about the man and his work, his

Richard Skelton..

Any attempt at trying to describe or précis the work of Richard Skelton is going to be fraught with difficulty, verging on the near impossible. Pretty much everything that needs to be said about the man and his work, his

Greg Haines – Digressions – Preservation/Re-Released on Denovali

Berlin based, and English born Greg Haines is one of a crop of young contemporary composers, whose work has now perhaps reached a natural crescendo. I first encountered his work “Slumbertides” some years back when I was guesting on a

Greg Haines – Digressions – Preservation/Re-Released on Denovali

Berlin based, and English born Greg Haines is one of a crop of young contemporary composers, whose work has now perhaps reached a natural crescendo. I first encountered his work “Slumbertides” some years back when I was guesting on a

WHITE_LINE Back in business

27 March 2013 After more than a year resting, recuperating, and taking stock of life, the universe and everything, I have decided to take WHITE_LINE reviews on once more. I am going to greatly scale things down, so please be

WHITE_LINE Back in business

27 March 2013 After more than a year resting, recuperating, and taking stock of life, the universe and everything, I have decided to take WHITE_LINE reviews on once more. I am going to greatly scale things down, so please be

Physical, Absent, Tangible – VVAA – CDR – Contour Editions

    http://www.contoureditions.com A compilation of sorts, “Physical, Absent, Tangible” brings together the creations of five artists on a new imprint curated by none other than Richard Garet. Garet’s own works have set the benchmark for soundscaping and sound installation art

Physical, Absent, Tangible – VVAA – CDR – Contour Editions

    http://www.contoureditions.com A compilation of sorts, “Physical, Absent, Tangible” brings together the creations of five artists on a new imprint curated by none other than Richard Garet. Garet’s own works have set the benchmark for soundscaping and sound installation art