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.


1 comment:

  1. One of my absolute favourite albums EVER. I agree with everything you've said! I just can't get over how good this album is; every time I listen to it I get the chills. Every few months I go through a BP phase where I listen to Précis on repeat for a few days, and it never, ever gets old.
    Thanks for the beautiful words about Précis :)