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Loscil, Benoît Pioulard, Contact Cult


Leaven Community Center Northeast
Fri., Feb. 10, 8 p.m. 2017 21+


Over the past 15 years, Benoît Pioulard (whose real name is Thomas Meluch) has established himself as one of the finest creators of intimate little tunes that flutter between ambient, soft-focused drones, field recordings, lo-fi electro-pop, and fuzzy folk. Pioulard’s music is always elegant and emotionally rich, even when there are no words to go along with the sounds. Last year he released The Benoît Pioulard Listening Matter on the estimable Kranky Records. It finds Pioulard exploring his more pop-oriented instincts: verses, choruses, and vocals that carry the melody. As always, the work is understated and beautiful, like the Magnetic Fields jamming to the tick of a vintage clock and getting shushed by Nick Drake. The results are gauzy and whimsical—a welcome peek at this side of Pioulard’s songwriting. BEN SALMON

Leaven Community Center

5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97211
(503) 287-7553

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  • Fri., Feb. 10, 8 p.m. 2017