PRICE: $13.00
NOT IN STOCK
1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Précis
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KRANK 098CD KRANK 098CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/17/2006

"Précis is the first album from Thomas Meluch under his musical pseudonym Benoît Pioulard. Following a series of limited, handmade cassette and CD-R releases for friends and family over the last several years, and the well-received Enge EP, Précis arose as a documentation of a coming to terms with impermanence, marked by analog residue and the imperfections of human influence. A multi-instrumentalist with an insatiable palette, Pioulard bases most of his songs on treated acoustic guitars and honeyed vocals, backed by carefully layered bells, bass, dulcimer, old tape samples, field recordings and myriad other sources. These sounds, though sculpted roughly into pop songs, have their own delicate patterns of ebb and flow, distortion and disappearance. From the sunny refrain of 'Triggering Back' to the descent of nighttime chills on 'Needle & Thread,' Précis sighs in time with the seasons. It's an album about him, her, and you; it's an exaltation of the ways these things end."