the benoit pioulard listening matter (kranky, 2016)

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"Utterly transcendent...a river of intense emotion becomes engrained deep in the rich
embers of Meluch's sonic tapestry."
Fractured Air (UK)

Four Stars... "[Pioulard] couples his flair for atmosphere with lyrical storytelling that paints a more
complete picture of his world than ever before."
All Music Guide

"8/10 -- A baker's dozen of future-past pop songs etched onto water-warped tape... Euphoric."
PopMatters

"Imbued with a sense of how fleeting life can be... Meluch's words are sharp as ever,
evoking worlds of meaning in quick turns of phrase."
VICE

"The songs are natural, free, a glorious releasing of something that's been a burden."
Fluid Radio

"[A] spirit of gentle, often witty, humane resilience coupled with Meluch's never-better
songwriting skills make for an album that feels every bit as much a triumph as Sonnet did, even as it feels
like that album's near opposite."
Dusted

"A perfect entry point into his music for those who may be unfamiliar to his unique style,
[as well as] a work that will really inspire his many lifelong fans."
Echoes and Dust

"Pioulard has deftly crafted each [song] to be enrapturing in ways that toy with the heart
and mind and then reach deep into the soul."
4ZZZ FM

"Utterly perfect warmhearted lo-fi pop."
Norman Records

"Simple but intensely personal songwriting."
Exclaim!

"Starke und gefallige Melodien und Refrains in einem reizvollen Gegenpart zu den melancholischen
und manchmal dunklen Sounds und Effekten."
HHV (DE)

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