New Benoît Pioulard Video – “Idyll”

By Amrit Singh / September 2, 2008

We last heard from young Thomas Meluch aka Benoît Pioulard back when he was making lovely work out of “Triggering Back.” Since he’s left his home in Michigan for a new life in Portland (he won’t have a hard time finding people to hang out with) and is set to issue a follow-up to his Kranky debut Précis, titled Tempers. “Idyll” is the first video from the collection, showcasing a relatively upbeat Benoît jangling, showcasing his distinct baritone, and harmonizing with himself to footage found via archive.org of a “Dutch filmstrip about heat transfer printing.” Don’t know why it fits, but it does.

That comes via The Fader, who have a long interview with Thomas on things related to the video and otherwise. Try out the first single (via P4K):

Benoît Pioulard – “Brown Bess” (MP3)

Few mix pretty and dark quite so well. Temper is out 10/14 via Kranky. Hear another from the new record, “Loupe,” at MySpace.