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Pioulard, Benoit / Hymnal
Album:Hymnal Collection:General
Artist:Pioulard, Benoit Added:04/2013

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-08-04 Pull Date:2013-10-06 
Week Ending:8 Sep1 Sep11 Aug

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4.Sep 07, 2013:Music Casserole
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5.Aug 30, 2013:Time Traveler
3.Jan 17, 2015:Music Casserole
6.Aug 07, 2013:minimum entropy

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2013-07-29 
Ambient pop. Recorded and loosely inspired by religious iconography and cathedrals explored while in Europe, he incorporates these themes into his woozy, effects-heavy, late night, collage-tape-DIY sound. Thomas Meluch (aka “Pioulard”) weaves back and forth between lush, dense folk-inflected pop and droning instrumental passages. Sometimes sleepy, often dense, usually intimate, Hymnal features string arrangements by Felix and guitar work by Kyle Bobby Dunn. RIYL: Memory Tapes, Peter Broderick, Trouble Books, Atlas Sound, Grizzly Bear. No FCCs noted.

*1. Sustained cathedral organ and warm blankets of voice. (3:00)
2. Strummy acoustic guitar dripping in reverb and shuffling along. (3:45)
3. Slow chamber folk pop cycle with start stop rhythm. (3:02)
4. Grainy piano instrumental tape. (1:06)
5. Chipper and bouncy, but still restrained. (3:56)
6. Droney, foreboding instrumental wash (6:13)
7. Found sounds, tape hiss, plingy strumming, light gait. (2:48)
*8. Lo-fi tape pop with light drum machine. (3:15)
*9. Swirly pretty atmospherics/ambient. (3:32)
10. Up-tempo fingerpicked folky warmth. Peter Broderick. (3:18)
*11. Clanging church bells gives way to hypnotic instrumental. (5:29)
*12. Hovering, blissful woozy 3am pop trance. (2:21)

Track Listing
1.Mercy 7.Florid
2.Hawkeye 8.Margin
3.Reliquary 9.Censer
4.Homily 10.Litiya
5.Excave 11.Knell
6.Gospel 12.Foxtail