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"Sunder is the first full-length collaboration between Brooklyn-based Thomas Meluch (aka Benoît Pioulard) and Denver-based Jason Corder (aka offthesky). After years of independent work amid a like-minded community of ambient experimentalists, the two were brought together by the collaboration-centric Laaps label, for whom Corder has previously worked with Craig Tattersall (aka The Humble Bee).

Across Sunder's eight chapters, we hear careful constructions of tape-tinged guitar, voice, and field recordings, as well as strings, flute, bells and myriad other elements that arise and recede organically. Best experienced as a whole, the album's subtle flow is imbued with an arc that balances melancholy with windswept drift."

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Benoît Pioulard is the primary audiovisual project of Michigan-born, Brooklyn-based Thomas Meluch.  With six LPs on the renowned kranky imprint, as well as a catalog of works for Universal (UK), Morr Music (DE) and others, he has constructed a unique aesthetic steeped in the textures of analog decay and pop song structure using chiefly guitar, piano and tape processing.  He has also built an extensive archive of Polaroid photographs (many of which grace his album covers), the first official collection of which is the hardcover book "Sylva", released in 2019.  His most recent album "Eidetic" (Morr, 2023) was his first vocal-heavy work in several years, and will be followed in 2024 by the third LP from his Orcas project with Rafael Anton Irisarri (Dais, Room40).



Jason Corder is experimental-ambient multimedia artist based in Denver, CO. He has been producing music, video art, audio software, and the occasional interactive sound sculpture, for over 20 years. He teaches private courses on generative music and occasionally lectures on various sound design topics at Denver University.  He currently is the Audio Director at the Denver based videogame studio Dire Wolf.  Over the years, he has worked with labels such as Home Normal, 12k's term, Facture, IIKKI and more.  Over the years he has performed at Mutek, Decibel, Communikey and other festivals, sharing the bill with likeminded artists Pole, Matmos, William Basinski, and more.

pioulard.bandcamp.com/music
offthesky.bandcamp.com
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released January 22, 2024

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Recorded at La Berceuse (Brooklyn, NY) and Offthesky studio, Denver CO in 2022-23 with electric and acoustic guitar, voice, microcassette tape, field recordings, modular synth, strings and flute.

Special thanks to: Julie Slater for various string recordings & Shilpi Gupta for flute on "Guilt and Beauty".
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Mastered by Taylor Deupree
Artwork by Benoït Pioulard
Design by Sprflxgrfzm
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each release start with the end of the previous one.
in sound and visually.
an exquisite corpse with 100 releases which will make the loop.
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our other publishing house/label project, IIKKI, can be found here: iikki.bandcamp.com/music +
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