Benoît Pioulard was responsible for the fabulous Sonnet and Stanza releases in 2015 and so was already high on my radar. And then, as a close of year gift, he posted Madrigal on Soundcloud.
Decayed tape loops and processed guitar create the perfect end of year treat – nostalgic, wistful and introspective, Madigal sounds as good through headphones on quiet walks around the empty park as it does in front of the fire with coffee and flapjacks on a quiet morning between Christmas and New Year.
But here’s the thing, I keep coming back to this piece and grow fonder of it each time I do. A fantastic present for everyone.Download it now.