May / Atra

by Benoît Pioulard

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    Limited Edition 160g LP (Black):
    160 gram black vinyl housed in a full color, matte jacket. Full color center labels. Record placed in a white paper innersleeve. Shrinkwrapped.

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Respiration 01:09
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Moss Detail 08:55
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Grane 04:17
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Échelle 02:58
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Kit 05:46 video
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Hiems 05:31
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Benoît Pioulard’s monumental EP ‘May’ was originally released through his imprint, ‘Disques d'Honoré | BHP-03’ digitally and as a strictly limited edition cassette that quickly sold out.

This LP features the May EP in its entirety (side a) and the ‘Atra’ EP, which encompasses four brand new, previously unreleased tracks (side b). Atra is Latin for "black" ; this collection is intended to be a blustery penumbra against the verdancy of the May EP.

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"Picture yourself in a boat on a river, as the song goes. Benoit Pioulard solidifies the carelessness of an idle day with May / Atra, an LP as blissful as the day is long. Limited to a worldwide release of 200 copies, ambient label and music blog Past Inside The Present give first utterance to Pioulard’s formless craft, the boundless expanse of materials melting away as time elapses gently into memory." --BLEEP

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released September 10, 2019

Recorded at La Berceuse (WA), 2018
Mastered at Black Knoll Studio (NY) by Rafael Anton Irisarri
Cover image taken with Polaroid SX70 film by BP
Published by James and Margaret (ASCAP)
Design & assemblage by Sean Curtis Patrick

Benoît Pioulard’s full discography available at Pioulard.bandcamp.com/music

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Past Inside the Present (PITP) is an American ambient label with a focus on offering up some of the very best ambient, drone, soundscape, and minimal music by passionate artists from across the globe.

Distribution through A Thousand Arms (US), Juno Records (UK), Tobira Records (JP), Linus Records (JP), HHV (DE), BLEEP (UK), Phonica Records (UK), Boomkat (UK), and others.
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