Benoît Pioulard is the project of Thomas Meluch, whose latest release, Lasted, mixes a dark, dreamy side of pop with one more experimental. “Shouting Distance” sides on the former, with more playful vocal and instrumental melodies. This is where Meluch shines, and it shows in the video for the song. “Shouting Distance” may just be footage of young kids skateboarding, but the film that’s used and the lighting give it a very cool retro feel. You can’t place it in time, but nor can you do the same with Benoît Pioulard. Meluch is mysterious like that; it’s a trait that makes his music really quite good.
Lasted can be found on Kranky Records.
Download: “RTO” by Benoit Pioulard