Junkyard Angel

Julian Cowley, The Wire, no. 213, November 1, 2001

These 13 improvisations by Lussier on acoustic guitar are predominantly dry in tone and draw on an extensive repertoire of techniques, many retrieved from Derek Bailey’s slipstream.The solos are neatly constructed, but what differentiates Déboutonné from comparable investigations is the recording technique. Eight microphones were used to capture the performance. The mix derived from these multiple sources produces a cubistic picture of the guitarist in action. Obviously, listening on headphones is recommended for entering fully into the field, where the single instrument is refracted out, assuming a distinctive acoustic character at each point of reception.

… a cubistic picture of the guitarist in action.

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