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WATCH: New Benoît Pioulard
Laurie Tuffrey , March 7th, 2013 07:33

Gothic pop cuts 'Reliquary'/'Homily' from new LP Hymnal, released this week through Kranky

Following the release of his fourth album, Hymnal, this week, Benoît Pioulard has released the video for album tracks 'Reliquary' and 'Homily' - have a watch above.

'Reliquary' is a pop sketch, built around ringing Spanish guitar and close-sounding submerged rhythms, over which Thomas Meluch intones his vaguely unnerving vocals, lending the track the shadowy, gothic resonance of the European cathedrals that gave inspiration to the album. A late highlight is the inclusion of 'Homily', a postscript echoing 'Reliquary' with arpeggiated keys wavering over Meluch's favoured drone sounds, matched to almost-hidden footage of waves crashing, seeping through at the bottom of the screen.

Hymnal is out through ace Chicago independent label Kranky, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year; get hold of the album via their store here.

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