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Marking his 2nd release with Mellotron, 'Persona' is a touching, personal and deeply immersive ambient experience, showcasing the full extent of the young American's extraordinary talent for song writing. Every track is an ambitious & powerful homage to years of intense refinement and self discovery, transforming the pioneering composer into a poster child for the new wave of rejuvenating ambient soundscapes.
"The title hints at the way major shifts in life can help reveal you to yourself in the way pieces of a mask crumble away with time", explains Pioulard in regards to his exemplary cathartic blend of "melancholy, hope and letting-go". Fusing together his extraordinary talents with guitar, synth and even his voice, 'Persona' is a rich, thought provoking collection unlike anything else Pioulard has released before, and a testament to his personal journey over the last 13 years.
'3L', the record's opening track & lead single provides an alternative tone & direction to what the musician has released before, an experience not dissimilar to, in his own words, "light opening up, a slow fog rolling in or a buried dream confessing itself in the moments after waking". It's very clear that Pioulard thinks and cares incredibly deeply about every second of his compositions, and it's evident within every subtle change, experimental gamble & emotive melody coursing entirely throughout each track in 'Persona'.
Not one to sit idly by, 2019 has already been a substantial year for Benoit
Pioulard, and this latest stellar achievement shows he isn't looking to close it out just yet.
Pioulard 'Persona' is out now from all digital stores; including Spotify, Apple Music
and Amazon Music.