Review of Wayfinding [12k2047]

Ethereal (FR)

(translated from French)

After five years without any new recordings from him, and having missed his album published on Dronarivm last March, we find Christopher Bissonnette for his new long-format. Leaving Kranky for 12k, the musician finds there a label perfectly suited to his musical register, especially since it evolves slightly with this record, integrating more cracklings and electro-acoustic elements. The luminous and cottony aspect of its textures, relayed by a matching cover art, also fits perfectly into the catalog of the New York label, adept at this type of impressionist and delicate work.

Operating in small steps, the Canadian handles beaded melodic snatches and more disturbing electronic contributions in a pretty in-between, thought to be quite introspective and referring to warm domestic interiors. An almost imperceptible feedback, just scintillating harmonics, a form of vaporous tremor or a fine burst of sizzling saturation come, moreover, complete the palette of Christopher Bissonnette, constituting a very relevant whole, and perfectly adequate for this period. of the year when the first cold comes and you feel the need to listen to comforting music.

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