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.
Vinyl LP £20.99 KRANK145LP
Amazing LP on Kranky.
CD £13.99 KRANK145
CD on Kranky.
There's barely a bad record out this week. How are you going to pay for it all? Credit Card is the answer. Buy now - worry later. You'll want this one too, its chirruping, pointy acoustic guitar meanderings, clangy percussion, homespun but fantastic melodies - this aint half as ambient as I was expecting from its sleeve and the opening bars. Nylon plucked acoustic guitar rattle, evocative wandering vocals and ambient interference - in fact this sits somewhere in a magical place between Jose Gonzales, Boards of Canada and Fennesz where wistful songwriting meets evocative warped 70's Polaroid nostalgia meets scratchy bedroom electronic noises. Absolutely top notch recommended. No messing. I'm giving it a 5.
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