Friday, April 9, 2010
Benoît Pioulard - Précis
I go through a Benoit Pioulard phase at least once a year where I think this album is the greatest album ever created. Usually when I'm not in a Benoit Pioulard phase, I just think this is one of the greatest albums ever created. This is some of the most brilliantly-produced folk you'll ever hear. At each song's core is a simple folk song, but layered over each are organic field recordings, soft fuzzy electronics, and a wide array of shoegazey guitar techniques. The end result is a perfect dreamlike fusion of ambient electronics and simple folk songs that sounds completely natural and alive. I know those words sound like music that's been done before and beaten to death, but there simply isn't another album like this one.