sonnet (kranky, 2015)
purchase [cd & lp]
"Four Stars (****) - As with the best music of this kind, Sonnet rewards paying rapt attention to its minute
"7.2/10 - A regeneration... best consumed whole in a single sitting, where [the] sense
"8/10 - Compelling and lovely."
"[Sonnet] moves Pioulard into an upper echelon of evocative memory-decay music that includes
"Four Stars - Schedule this in, find a comfy, lonely spot - hire a surround sound if you need to."
"Crafted by a confident, skilled hand... A fresh new set of colours for [Pioulard's] palette."
"Incredibly lush... When it comes to ambient music, Sonnet is one of the highest peaks."
"A divine world of swirling ambient sounds and luminous guitar tones - awash with a myriad of
"Some of the most affecting instrumental music you'll hear this year... Breathtaking."
"On bustling streets, rickety trains, or walks through the park, Sonnet tints the air, the detritus and beauty
"Four stars - Noisy tape trundling and forest babble give a sense of alienation amongst the familiar sombre
"Album of the Week - A thing of beauty... Highly recommended."
"A looping sonic utopia."
"A sonic poem for somnambulists and those who engage in other types of nocturnal wandering."
"A striking balance between a vast soundscape and human-made industrial elements."
"Gorgeous dream-pop and warbling, Basinski-esque ambient music."
"A lofty experience [with] melodies unfolding more patiently than spring, layered textures fuzzier
"Just because we've thoroughly enjoyed the airy and otherworldly folk on aural display post-millennium,
"Easily one of [his] best records... Builds upon the many experimental notions explored on his earlier
"I am lost in the best of ways... a high-mark in his discography."
"Per questo motivo, il Nostro non puo piu essere chiamato cantante, cantautore, ecc. bensi, poeta."
"Straight up ambient bliss... Highly recommended."
"Atmosfere sofisticate e che rilanciano la musica come esperienza, come connessione con cio che ci circonda."
"Pioulard [e] una sorta di Vivaldi contemporaneo, spogliato del barocchismo e alle prese con pedali,
"Eine derart traumhafte, dichte und gleichzeitig luftige Atmosphare generiert, dass dem andachtig
"Eine weiche, wollene Decke, die an einem Fruhlingsabend den notwendigen letzten Rest Warme spendet:
"Mit anderen Mitteln vermag es Pioulard diesmal, eine entruckte Traumstimmung vermittels