Comprised solely of unreleased material and material made for labels other than his own (Chartier co-runs the Line label with 12k founder Taylor Deupree), Other Materials is an interesting survey of Chartier's musical progression from 1999-2001. While the foundations of his artistic principles are evidently solidified from the beginning (the act of listening and involvement, experiments with microtonality versus silence over a long space of time), the methods and sound palettes that he chooses have developed significantly over quite a short period. This is probably due to the evolution of technology and advancements in sound design, but that's not a reason to take the early works for granted, as they're equally as stunning and intense now as they were the first time around.
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AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston
feat: Taylor Deupree