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Lasted

by Benoit Pioulard

Lasted by Benoit Pioulard

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Lasted

by Benoit Pioulard

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Label: Kranky
On his third album, Portland, Ore.'s Benoit Pioulard (Thomas Meluch) continues to refine his idiosyncratic style, fusing field recordings and ambient atmospherics with acoustic guitars and folk-leaning vocals. Running through 14 songs in just 40 minutes, the album nevertheless feels unhurried, balancing textural sketches with fleshed-out songs like "Shouting Distance," "Tie" and "Ailleurs," whose aching hush recalls Jose Gonzalez and, more distantly, Nick Drake. A beautiful record, sometimes overwhelmingly so, Lasted is the best thing Pioulard has done, and a highlight in the Kranky catalog.

About This Album

On his third album, Portland, Ore.'s Benoit Pioulard (Thomas Meluch) continues to refine his idiosyncratic style, fusing field recordings and ambient atmospherics with acoustic guitars and folk-leaning vocals. Running through 14 songs in just 40 minutes, the album nevertheless feels unhurried, balancing textural sketches with fleshed-out songs like "Shouting Distance," "Tie" and "Ailleurs," whose aching hush recalls Jose Gonzalez and, more distantly, Nick Drake. A beautiful record, sometimes overwhelmingly so, Lasted is the best thing Pioulard has done, and a highlight in the Kranky catalog.

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About This Album

On his third album, Portland, Ore.'s Benoit Pioulard (Thomas Meluch) continues to refine his idiosyncratic style, fusing field recordings and ambient atmospherics with acoustic guitars and folk-leaning vocals. Running through 14 songs in just 40 minutes, the album nevertheless feels unhurried, balancing textural sketches with fleshed-out songs like "Shouting Distance," "Tie" and "Ailleurs," whose aching hush recalls Jose Gonzalez and, more distantly, Nick Drake. A beautiful record, sometimes overwhelmingly so, Lasted is the best thing Pioulard has done, and a highlight in the Kranky catalog.