Thursday, April 10, 2008

New Christopher Bissonnette on Pitchfork

Canadian sound sculptor Christopher Bissonnette [who sits just a few feet to my left here at the o2 Detroit studio] certainly sounds right at home on the Kranky label. While his mix of orchestral instruments and electronic sounds brings to mind the last two Stars of the Lid records in terms of texture, "A Touch of Heartbreak", taken from his forthcoming sophomore record In Between Words, carries a dramatic jolt more vigorous and dynamic than SOTL's eminently patient approach. Beginning with streamlined and airy tones, Bissonnette gradually introduces a churning mess of white noise that threatens to overtake the track but never quite does; heard loud, this is deceptively pulse-quickening stuff that refuses to remain in the background.

Check it our right here.

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