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Pioulard, Benoit / Precis
Album:Precis Collection:General
Artist:Pioulard, Benoit Added:10/2006

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-01-28 Pull Date:2007-04-01 
Week Ending:1 Apr25 Mar18 Mar11 Mar4 Mar25 Feb18 Feb11 Feb

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Album Review
Scott Coomes
Reviewed 2007-03-07 
Benoit Pioulard: Precis
Label: Kranky
Dreamy, atmospheric, indie pop. Voice low in the mix (at times reminiscent of the jesus and mary chain). MELLOW (but occasionally beautiful). Songs generally rely on guitar strumming for structure. White noise in background provides rich sounding textures. Lots of samples and electronic goodies low in the mix. Melodic, but sedate vocals. No FCCs. Best tracks: #15, 2, 8, 9, 5, 14
1) 3:08 – shimmering white-noise…gives way at end.
2) 3:08 – starts suddenly. Gentle strumming and soft singing. Heavy reverb. Some glockenspiel, xylophone,
3) 2:42 - Starts with guitar wah distortion. Vocals low in mix. Soft percussion, harmonica.
4) 2:30 – poppy singing. Mellow rhythm drives piece.
5) 1:16 –shimmering white noise. Pretty distorted piano interlude
6) 2:51 - starts w/brief white noise. Trad. picking. Fast tempo. Mellow.
7) 1:43 – dulcimer-ish. Electronic clip percussion. White noise background. pretty
8) 3:04 –xylophone. Ballad. White noise percussion.
9) 1:31 –white noise with xylophone. Noisy interlude.
10) 2:22 –arpeggio guitar chords. Upbeat singing. Sweet, mysterious chord progression.
11) 2:42 –urgent feeling guitar/cymbal sweeps.
12) 0:40 –white noise interlude.
13) 2:59 –folksy/poppy acoustic strumming. Happy vocals?
14) 2:58 –acoustic strumming, electronic percussion. Instrumental. Lush.
15) 3:18 –sad, poppy. Melodic vocals. Nice instrumental ending.

Track Listing
1.La Guerre De Sept Ans 8.Polimend
2.Together & Down 9.Coup De Foudre
3.Ext. Leslie Park 10.Hirondelle
4.Triggering Back 11.Needle & Thread
5.Moth Wings 12.R Coloring
6.Alan & Down 13.Sous La Plage
7.Corpus Chant 14.Patter
 15.Ash Into The Sky