Bissonnette, Christopher / Periphery
Album: Periphery   Collection:General
Artist:Bissonnette, Christopher   Added:Jan 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-02-12 Pull Date: 2006-04-16 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 19 Mar 12 Feb 26 Feb 19
Airplays: 1 1 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 15, 2006: The Dub Space
Tenor Viol
4. Feb 23, 2006: Rock in a Position
2. Mar 08, 2006: The Dub Space
In Accordance
5. Feb 22, 2006: The Dub Space
Travelling Light
3. Feb 24, 2006: college radio!
Comfortable Expectations
6. Feb 17, 2006: college radio!
In Accordance

Album Review
Ben Wolfson
Reviewed 2006-02-10
Reviewed by Ben Wolfson

Warm, spacious ambient music, with some melodic elements occasionally entering. The focus, though, is definitely on the background. Very well done. This is the aural equivalent of taking a nap in a warm bed on a cold day. Wavery organic sounds predominate.
Best: 6, 7

1: Opens with chimes and atmospherics like Eno's "Deep Blue Day". Gradually spacious piano stabs enter and gain prominence, followed by rising warm tones. As new elements enter the old ones fade out.
2: Lower. What might be some drum brushwork enters about a third of the way through.
3: Higher. Perhaps a reed involved---there's just the littlest bit of buzz around the edges. There's a little keyboard movement, though not much, and in the middle the sound gets much fuller and deeper.
4: This one is somewhat darker, and rather Murcof-like. The tones are lower and slightly ominous, with what sounds like a bowed bass and some scuttling string scraping near the middle. Those elements also contribute something sort of like a melody, though it's fairly buried.
5: Very similar to 2, though without the brushwork and with some minimal, Pole-esque beats. This is the weakest track.
6: This is the strongest track. The sound is fullest---there's just the right edge of hazy feedback to the warm, welcoming tones employed. Flutters of similarly-treated sounds enter
7: Sort of like a cross between 1 and 2; similar brushwork to 2 but higher and warmer like 1.

Track Listing
1. In Accordance   4. Substrata
2. Proportions In Motion   5. Tenor Viol
3. Comfortable Expectations   6. Travelling Light
  7. Pellucidity