hymnal (kranky, 2013)
"His most complete and personal statement yet...Hymnal is Pioulard at
"Four stars...Pioulard has been remarkably consistent since the beginning, [but] Hymnal's
Track of the Day ("Margin") : A collection that drones and sways with
"[Pioulard is] peerless at his best moments, and Hymnal is very nearly nothing but."
"Hymnal brings new light to previous atmospheric meditations... A beautiful album."
"Another perspective within Pioulard's career that, through time, is a testament of exquisite
"Heavenly...it carries the listener with a musical deftness that is both profound and serene."
"Four stars...Rich & rewarding ; its overwhelming strength is the way the tracks vary and alternate,
Four moustaches... "Like an old Western film, where eerie songs turn into grey, jagged peaks
"A distinct airiness permeates Hymnal from start to end. One of Meluch's strengths is an ability
"Recommended...Why this guy isn't considered the Brian Wilson or Neil Diamond of our age
"Hymnal could be another kranky classic... Thoroughly unique and attention-grabbing."
"A beautiful piece of work that has a sun-drenched daydream psychedelic vibe to it,
"Sublime... Like a spirit filtered through a screen door."
"Even the sleepiest of melodies...is invested with a headphone-
"Somewhere between campfire warmth and ice-cold shivers...it ends up working seamlessly
"A soft-focus spaciness seeps in, making it Benoit Pioulard's most hypnotic album thus far."
"Four Stars... Hymnal is a beautifully judged exposition, not just of sentiment, but also of process."
"A quite beautiful record, and one that is well worth checking out."
"Stunning...his best effort yet."
"A mood piece that's designed to be affecting but never static."
"Four stars...Gloriously faded and frayed homespun pop."
"Quite simply a stunner."
"Een cd met een unieke atmosfeer en van een ongelooflijke schoonheid. Zijn magnum opus."
"C'est typiquement l'un de ces artistes qui a reussi a creer un environnement sonore tres
"Un musicista che riesce, con disarmante semplicita, a dipingere paesaggi sonori pur non
"Equilibrato e riuscito."
"In äußerst wenig wird man so wundersam absinken wie in das