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Benoît Pioulard
Sylva

I'm worried on seeing Benoît Pioulard described in the press release as a 'veteran'. It seems he's only just got started. The Seattle native has always been one for a concept and this album sees him complement a linen book of Polaroid SX70 photographs with new music which is mostly instrumental but contains two stand out vocal pieces. His music is always beautifully immersive and we have no doubt this will be no different. 
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Benoît Pioulard
Sonnet

An intimate album of warm melodic droning. Benoit Pioulard started the process of making this album by recording unexpectedly musical tones from animal or mechanical sources (eg. extractor fans), and then transposing those sounds to his guitar. Released on almost-identically-priced vinyl and CD by the ever-loved Kranky label.

Benoît Pioulard & Sean Curtis Patrick
Avocationals

Benoît Pioulard & Sean Curtis Patrick unite for an LP of eerie shipwreck electronics. We mean that literally - Avocationals draws inspiration from the Great Lakes shipwrecks, of which it is estimated that there have been about 6,000 over the past few hundred years. Unsurprisingly you’re looking at the likes of James Leyland Kirby, Stars Of The Lid and William Basinski when it comes to Avocationals’ related listening.
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Benoît Pioulard
Slow spark, soft spoke

I love you Benoît, and if that's quite alright, I love you Benoît. Yes, Norman favourite Benoît Pioulard finally has a follow-up to The Benoît Pioulard Listening Matter at the ready. That LP was a wonderful collection of folksy songs reminiscent of Jose Gonzalez and the like, washed out in the usual crackling haze of his more typical drone music. He's off to a good start with the alliterative title Slow spark, soft spoke, which would surely impress an English Literature teacher. Here he returns to the profound, melancholic textures of his drone music, offering slow-releasing lo-fi for you to chime along with your feelings to. It already came out on tape so you might have already heard it -- but if not, snatch up this gem.

Benoît Pioulard
Temper / Precis

The first two albums by Benoit Pioulard, dating from 2006 and 2008 originally, get a nice double LP reissue here from Kranky. Temper and Precis showcase a talent apparently fully-formed already: these homemade-feeling songs, dripping in characterful fuzz and electronic tweaks, immediately draw you in to Benoit’s intimate world. Two albums in one package!
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Benoît Pioulard
Lasted

Benoît Pioulard may have concentrated a little more on his drifty ambient side in recent years and monumentally gorgeous it is but Lasted was the moment he blended his sonic explorations with glorious songwriting. It has a beautifully autumnal feel as if Jose Gonzales or Elliott Smith had been smothered head to foot in leaves fallen from sycamore trees. A beautiful record. 
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Ant’lrd & Benoît Pioulard
Deck Amber

Benoît Pioulard (a real favourite of ours: check out the Norman Podcast he did for us a few years back) teams up with Ant’lrd for a double cassette serving of gorgeous decay music, made with synths, tape loops, and a sense of wonder. A solo piece from each artist, and then seven hearty slabs of collaboration. Luscious materials, out on Sounds et al.
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Gailes
Seventeen Words

Two top-of-the-line melodic dronemakers team up to form Gailes: that’s Benoit Pioulard and Rafael Anton Irisarri. Seventeen Words was recorded during heavy winter times, and it has the special ability to sound both cold (the wind, the snow drifts) and warm (the thick walls and the fire). This is a vinyl release on Ba Da Bing!
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Benoît Pioulard
Temper

The second LP from Benoit Pioulard arrives via Kranky (Brian McBride, Tim Hecker). As it was on 2006’s Précis, so it is again with Temper. This is another set that blends the electronic and the acoustic into tracks of quiet feeling and gentle motion. Think Panda Bear but if he had been in, like, The Postal Service instead of Animal Collective.
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Benoît Pioulard
The Benoît Pioulard Listening Matter

On his sixth release for Kranky Benoît Pioulard weaves delicate candyfloss pop melodies through a hazy wooden shack in the sun setting. Reflective and at peace pop songs that let you just take a minute for yourself. Delicately plucked guitars and satisfyingly found sound-like percussion takes you away from it all.

Benoît Pioulard
Seize / Marre

Thomas Meluch, better known as Benoît Pioulard, is always busy making something: after 2015’s Sonnet and Noyaux, he’s now bringing us a new 7”. Seize / Marre is limited to 300 pressings, all of which signed by the artist. Seize drifts along peacefully, with acoustic guitars drenched in layers of gentle noise, whereas Marre is more about lush soundscapes, built with slowly expanding pads. Très calme.

Being / Benoît Pioulard / Symbol / Dead Voices On Air
Rail Cables - Spring Selection 2015

Spring Selection 2015, the latest release from the Rail Cables label, presents the listener with tracks from a number of different artists: Being, Benoit Pioulard, This Will Destroy You member Symbol, and ex-Zoviet*France member Dead Voices On Air to round the whole thing off. Quite a roster for one release eh?
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Benoît Pioulard
Noyaux

Noyaux follows up Benoît Pioulard’s recent release for ambient overlords Kranky with this new full-length on Morr Music. Four tracks stretch themselves out over the record, each one relating to a family member. I guess Pioulard must like his family, as these are beautifully warm pieces of droning ambience.

Benoît Pioulard
Hymnal Remixes

Benoit Pioulard is the alter ego of American singer / songwriter Thomas Meluch. Releasing music prolifically since 2001, 2013's 'Hymnal' is his most recent recording. Here it is given the remix treatment by a plethora of mix magicians, lending a new vibe to Pioulard's experimental folk sound. Double CD on Lost Tribe Sound. 

Foxes in Fiction + Benoit Pioulard
Ground Glass

The warming ambient of Benoit Pioulard meets the delicate and unobtrusive dream pop of Foxes In Fiction for a 7" of beautiful music that doesn't want to be a bother. Rather than divulge their music in the standard split format, they exchanged sound clips until their collaborative work built into these two longform pieces.
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Various (Part Timer, Aaron Martin, Benoit Pioulard etc.)
Lost Tribe Sound - One


Benoît Pioulard
Blocks EP


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Praveen & Benoit Pioulard
Songs Spun Simla


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Benoît Pioulard
Fir


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