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benoit pioulard

the benoit pioulard listening matter



Released: 14th Oct 2016



Released: 14th Oct 2016


A profoundly human and moving experience, which sees a return to vocal based pop-structures for Thomas Meluch working under this moniker.

This is the sixth album on the kranky label, and offers a rekindled focus on self-examination - a step away from his mostly instrumental recent work. Recording began during a period of grief, turmoil and self-medication, and continued throughout two years of growth and healing. Reflections on vice ('Layette', 'Anchor as the muse'), virtue ('Narcologue') and death ('A mantle for Charon') feature equally in this concise treatise aimed at the flawed-but-resilient core in us all. By coincidence this album was completed on the very day Meluch’s only brother died; accordingly, it’s dedicated to him and anyone seeking paths away from their demons.

the benoit pioulard listening matter


  1. Initials B.P.
  2. Narcologue
  3. Anchor as the Muse
  4. A World of What-There-Is
  5. Layette
  6. I Walked into the Blackness and Built a Fire
  7. Like There’s Nothing Under You
  8. Perennial Comforts
  9. Defect
  10. A Mantle for Charon
  11. In-The-Vapor
  12. The Sun is Going to Explode but Whatever it’s OK
  13. Ruth