PinioL

“ With two drummers and two bassists, two keyboard players and two guitarists, PinioL obviously have a lot going on, in fact one can pretty safely describe them as proud maximalists – Bran Coucou’s seven long tracks are heaving, roiling and writhing, constantly evolving compositions, revelling in their ability to be both super-weighty and improbably nimble. “

The Quietus

” Piniol is today’s King Crimson: technically proficient, creative, adventurous, but it also adds that certain je ne sais quoi that makes most French prog stand out. “

Can this even be called music

Make no mistake: when dealing with Piniol, you shouldn’t put the spectacular side of the formula before the music.

Of course, on paper, this 7-headed Hydra clearly stands out fromthe French musical landscape. In an ever-growing trend of simplicity (be it in the line-up or the music, precisely), Piniol set no limits. Born of the spontaneous reunion of two bands (Poil and Ni), Piniol (yes, there’s a pun, but you need to know French slang…) have, from day one, chosen to occupy various musical grounds, all of them wild and free (noise, jazz, avant-rock, math) while cultivating a permanent research and perpetual movement, like only 7 brains can create.

On stage, Piniol are two bass/drum/guitar trios, one on stage left and the other on stage right, separated, or maybe linked, by a keyboard player, the central and converging point. All these elements put together give an impression of strangeness: Are we seeing double?
Maybe yes, maybe no, but definitely, that state of uncertainty is an invitation to lose your senses and surrender. You are expected to give in to the unclassifiable music – a music that is both well thought out and (un)intentionally primal – that you will hear on Bran Coucou, the latest album produced and released by Lyon-based collective Dur Et Doux. From frontal bits to dry and stocky sections, Piniol won’t chose between maxi and minimalism and state their singularity loud and clear in their syncretic approach of musical extremes that could be quite hard to associate at first sight.

The result is a good surprise: Bran Coucou is amazingly digestible and will have a single consequence: the need to see the whole thing live. You get it, the Piniol maze has several entrances but only one way out : ecstasy!

Antoine Arnera | keybooard, vocals
Boris Cassone | bass
Jean Joly | drums
Guilhem Meier | drums
Anthony Béard | guitar
François Mignot | guitar
Benoit Lecomte | bass

Tour

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Past gigs

2019

09.11 La Méandre (CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE – FR) 
08.11 Humbug (BASEL – CH)
07.08 Rock on the l’Oule #25 (LA-MOTTE-CHALANCON – FR)
28.07 Burg Herzberg festival (BREITENBACH AM HERZBERG – DE)
26.07 Labore festival (NETZSCHKAU – DE) 
25.07 Z-Bau (NÜRNBERG -DE) 
29.06 Fusion festival (Rechlin-Lärz – DE)
18.05 Industriestrasse (LUZERN – CH) 
17.05 Le Fil (SAINT-ETIENNE – FR) 
16.05 Baie des singes (COURNON – FR)
11.05 Rock in opposition aux Abattoirs (BOURGOIN-JALLIEU – FR)
13.04 Das Hintertreffen festival (BERLIN – DE) 
16.02 Complexity festival (HAARLEM – NL)
15.02 Recyclart (BRUXELLES – BE)
31.01 Bizarre (VENISSIEUX – FR)

2018

30.11 La demeurée (SAINT CONTEST – FR) 
29.11 La Scène Michelet (NANTES – FR) 
28.11 Mains d’Oeuvres (PARIS – FR)
20.10 JazzKeller (HOFHEIM – DE)
19.10 Güterbahnhof Tor 9 (BREMEN – DE) 
18.10 MS Stubnitz (HAMBURG – DE) 
17.10 Kassablanca (JENA – DE)
16.10 Mistni Borci (PILSEN – CZ)
15.10 Underdogs (PRAGUE – CZ)
14.10 Glockenbachwerkstatt (MÜNICH – DE) 
10.10 Jack Jack (BRON – FR) – PinioL
15.09 Rock in Opposition (CARMAUX – FR)
03.08 On Air 2018 (MARSEILLE – FR)
27.07 Festival l’Abeille Beugle (VAUNIERES – FR)
20.07 Zappanale (BAD DOBERAN – DE)
05.05 L’étuve (PONT D’HERAULT – FR)
04.05 Salle Camille Claudel (CLERMONT – FR)
03.05 FGO Barbara (PARIS – FR)
02.05 Le Périscope (LYON – FR)
01.05 Cour du théâtre (ANNONAY – FR)
27.01 Du Bleu en Hiver (TULLE – FR)
26.01 El Doggo (LIMOGES – FR)
25.01 Le Nadir (BOURGES – FR)

2017

16.11 4 Ecluses (DUNERQUE – FR)
23.09 Freakshow festival (WURZBURG – DE)
09.06 Festival Stéréolithe (NANCY – FR)
04.06 Musikaren Eguna (ORDIARP – FR)
03.06 Magic Madou Festival (PEZENAS – FR)

2016
14.10 Délicieux Amours (LA RODIA – FR) – PinioL + Brice et sa pute
28 29 30.07 Festival de l’Abeille Beugle (VAUNIERES – FR) Sheezahee, Icsis, Brice et sa pute, Chromb!, L’Effondras, Gwyn Wurst, Pierre Pierre, PinioL…
09.04 Espace Paul B (MASSY – FR)
26.03 Le Périscope (LYON – FR)
20.02 Mix’art Myrys (TOULOUSE – FR)
19.02 La Tannerie (BOURG-EN-BROUSSE – FR) – Délicieux Amours : PinioL + Pili Coït

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