Benoît Pioulard is Thomas Meluch, and his Kranky debut Précis is full of surreal folk, with plenty of textures in odd places from things like bells and dulcimers, mostly performed Thomas himself. We’re not blown away by his record, but the winning moments have us keeping tabs on the kid. And we mean “kid”; the young lad’s ’84 born, so much more to come. Here’s his new vid for Précis standout “Triggering Back,” appropriately set in an odd-tinted forest.
Benoît’s made our other favorite track available as a free download. Well-worth grabbing.