Benoît Pioulard
Précis

Kranky
2006
A
Reviewed by: Todd Hutlock
Reviewed on: 2006-10-20



Posted 10/20/2006 - 06:58:15 AM by meatbreak:
 From your review, it sounds like it will sound like Songs Of Green Pheasant's debut album. That was some ethereally cloaked fog-folk soundscaping of the highest order too. This sounds good.
 
Posted 10/20/2006 - 12:26:18 PM by Cacophony:
 good album. kranky is having an unbelievably good year.
 
Posted 10/20/2006 - 12:51:44 PM by florenz6:
 Entertaining review! A little bit too euphoric for my taste, but "Precis" is a very fine album. Looking back, "The Forest and the Sea" by Leafcutter John(Staubgold Rec.) is a somehow more adventurous and radical and one of my top albums of 2006 (especially in the way of confronting and blending song and sound)...
 
Posted 10/20/2006 - 02:50:07 PM by florenz6:
 But, huh, gave it another listen, and - well, I didn´t want to undermine the beauty of this album with my comparison. In fact, there is no weak moment on "Precis" - joyfulness and autumn moods. i liked this album at first; could happen I start to love it now...
 
Posted 10/20/2006 - 11:22:25 PM by pabanks46:
 I second the Kranky comment; Christina Carter, Tim Hecker, Hatekeyama, etc... just such memorable albums all year. Also, former label-members Growing put out their best album so far. Excellent.
 
Posted 10/21/2006 - 04:36:06 AM by kriminal_01:
 Woah woah woah Benoit totally fucked up his album title. Shouldn't it be "Music to help you become a hermit crab" OR "How to be a loner shut inside your room locked away from the world."?
 
Posted 10/21/2006 - 07:59:25 AM by :
 Kranky's fortitude always leaves Tri Repetae playas vacuumed out of their shoe holes; HEY, dear Kranky, THIS is where you put your feet! Yeah. I dunno about Pioulard though. Graywacke out-prousted a behemoth in April, Punchmerfaut, umm, The Young Timers, Trachiotomy, She Gives Good Foot, The Sins of Bad blah blah to name a few day-grazers to rattle the market simultaneously in where? San Fran, Helsinki, Chennai, Beethoven Town etc etc. These are the sounds of 2006 and where a cursory onceover leads begs the question - why try to keep moving forward when the drowsy dictates of 21st Century amorphism are bleeding the scene dry? It's as tainted a sound as you'll hear but counter-referencing it's own pointed movement. As Good As You'll Hear All Year. A gay hay dog-babies! Mr Pioulard grimaces when I write the truth don't you BP? Yeah, schmuch, nice one, but a freak folk whack round the head for you honey.
 
Posted 10/21/2006 - 09:46:21 AM by orangeromeda:
 a fella can't help it if he likes to be alone, kriminal. =]
 
Posted 10/21/2006 - 10:04:34 AM by florenz6:
 ... and when we now sing some praise for Kranky Records, let me just say I miss their home band LABRADFORD. I got all the Kranky works from the Lab´s , and starting from the third on, they are all little masterpieces. But it seemed they became more and more quiet with every album. Was "Fixed::Contect" now their final statement?! Well, sounded that way, with a last beautiful sigh, that way...
 
Posted 10/24/2006 - 01:17:08 PM by draglikepull:
 All this talk about Kranky and no one's mentioned the exceptional "Lisbon" album that Keith Fullerton Whitman released a few months back? Definitely a strong year for Kranky, I completely agree.
 
Posted 10/24/2006 - 01:52:23 PM by florenz6:
 How can we know everything? Except we have this scientological filter/logo called "The Truth" burned inside our brain:) I will go for that "Lisbon"-recording! Will get a fair chance. I know the name of the composer, but did never come across some of his work. Now, does anybody kow about the end or future plans of Labradford? Maybe one of guys from Kranky Headquarters might answer this question.
 
Posted 11/02/2006 - 12:38:28 PM by scratch:
 I'm not sure how I feel about this album yet...it's definitely good, maybe the singing is a bit too distant and numb...will definitely go back to it. florenz6: I miss Labradford too. Been listening to Aix Em Klemm a lot lately (Adam Wiltzie meets Bobby Donne), I love this album. The Dead Texan album released last year is my favorite album ever on Kranky...might not be your cup of tea tho ;-) Will go for Leafcutter John.
 
Posted 11/15/2006 - 02:02:56 AM by florenz6:
 RE: Scratch: The Dead Texan and Aix Em Klemm were both my "cup of tea" - I´ve heared there will be something new from Aix Em Klemm (weird name!)in spring 2007!