Benoît Pioulard Reimagines 'Hymnal' with the Help of Loscil, Cock & Swan, the Remote Viewer, Premieres New Segue Remix

Benoît Pioulard Reimagines 'Hymnal' with the Help of Loscil, Cock & Swan, the Remote Viewer, Premieres New Segue Remix
In 2013, Kranky released the fourth full-length album by ambient experimentalist Thomas Meluch under the name Benoît Pioulard. Met with much love, Hymnal is now set to receive the remix treatment care of Lost Tribe Sound, which has roped in noted artists such as Loscil, Cock & Swan, the Remote Viewer and William Ryan Fritch to deliver their takes on Pioulard's music.

Lost Tribe will release Hymnal Remixes on January 21 and will spread 19 remixes over the course of two discs. The double-disc album comes housed in a Japanese style digi-wallet made of "extra heavy uncoated stock with matte disc artwork" and is limited to 450 copies.

Of the remix album, the label explains: "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 multifaceted and radiant whole."



For a taste of what's in store, Exclaim! is premiering the remix of "Censer" by Segue, whose version takes the raw material of the original and stretches it out into a more thoughtfully relaxed arrangement, with a deep dub sub-base rhythm humming away underneath.

Check it out below.

Segue (a.k.a. Jordan Sauer) is rising Vancouver-based ambient producer, who released his fifth album Pacifica on Silent Season in 2013.

You can currently stream more remixes from the collection over on Bandcamp, where you can also pre-order the release.

Hymnal Remixes:

Disc 1:

1. Mercy (Fieldhead Remix)
2. Margin (William Ryan Fritch Remix)
3. Excave (Squanto Remix)
4. Litiya (The Green Kingdom Remix)
5. Homily (Cock & Swan Remix)
6. Florid (Brambles Remix)
7. Censer (Field Rotation Remix)
8. Reliquary (Part Timer Remix)
9. Margin (Zachary Gray Remix)
10. Foxtail (Graveyard Tapes Remix)

Disc 2:


1. Hawkeye (The Remote Viewer Remix)
2. Censer (Segue Remix)
3. Knell (Widesky Remix)
4. Florid (Loscil Remix)
5. Foxtail (Radere Remix)
6. Gospel (James Murray Remix)
7. Reliquary (Benoît Honoré Pioulard Remix)
8. Margin (Ruhe Remix)
9. Gospel (Window Magic Remix)