It's been a while since we last heard from Thomas Meluch, aka Benoit Pioulard, whose album Precis was one of the highlights of 2006. He'll be releasing a new album, Temper, in October, but in the meantime, Moodgadget has digitally reissued his debut EP, Enge. The four-song EP captured four wispy glimpses of a young man’s muse, with "Pinconning" leading off with a bang. The songs are all jingle-jangle mornings of songs, with the trademark hazy sound firmly in place. This digital reissue expands the original release by adding three remixes, one of which is a remix from Precis, and one new song, "Aeolian Death Song." The remixes add different elements; "Kids Are Getting Younger" is enhanced by a clapping beat, while "Pinconning" is expanded into a trip-hop kaleidoscope of sound. While it maybe only a brief thing, Enge is still a nice little trip and a lovely diversion while we wait for what’s surely one of this fall’s anticipated new releases.
Listen To: "Pinconning"
Labels: Benoit Pioulard, Moodgadget, Reviews b