Seattle-based Benoît Pioulard has become a stalwart of Chicago’s kranky imprint over the course of four full-lengths, the most recent of which is Hymnal. Lost Tribe Sound is pleased to release Hymnal Remixes, a compendium of interpretations, constructions, reductions and destructions.
Hymnal arose from a year spent in the UK and on mainland Europe, during which time religious architecture became an unexpected muse; the album’s songs convey a reverent tone through layers of analogue warmth, balancing ambient pieces with subdued pop tunes.
On Remixes, roll call yields the likes of Loscil (kranky), The Remote Viewer (City Center Offices/Moteer), Field Rotation (Facture/ Denovali), and Pioulard himself, as well as Lost Tribe regulars William Ryan Fritch, Graveyard Tapes, Part Timer, and Cock & Swan. The collection is loosely split in half by stylistic direction, the more rhythm-oriented first disc balanced by the ambient leanings of the second. Each entry is a unique study of its original version, and together they create a multi-faceted & radiant whole.
released January 21, 2014
All source material from the album 'Hymnal' by Benoît Pioulard, released on kranky as krank178. 'Hymnal Remixes' was composed & performed with permission from Kranky Ltd.
Published by James & Margret (ASCAP) & Lost Tribe Designs (ASCAP)
Curation & sequencing by Ryan Keane and Thomas Meluch
Photography by Thomas Meluch
Art design & layout by Ryan Keane
Mastered by Carl Saff
Additional guitar on Censer by Kyle Bobby Dunn
Cello on Reliquary & Litiya by Lucinda Chua
Special thanks to Joel Leoschke, Brian Foote, Nico Cox, Paul Elam (Fieldhead), William Ryan Fritch, Ben Lovell (Squanto), Michael Cottone (The Green Kingdom), Johnny and Ola (Cock & Swan), Mark Dawson (Brambles), Christoph Berg (Field Rotation), John McCaffrey (Part Timer), Zachary Gray, Matthew Collings & Euan McMeeken (Graveyard Tapes), Craig Tattersall (The Remote Viewer), Jordan Sauer (Segue), Seth Chrisman (Widesky), Scott Morgan (Loscil), Carl Ritger (Radere), James Murray, Brian Ruhe (Ruhe), Andreas Bonkowski (Window Magic) for his tape manipulations and remix, Tom for his trust in LTS to piece this project together, and a huge thanks to all our fans who listen to and support our efforts!