Since a young age, Thomas Meluch (aka Benoît Pioulard) has been fascinated by natural sounds and the textures of decay. He played piano before his feet could reach the pedals and for more than a decade has sought to create a unique sonic environment influenced by pop song structures and the unpredictability of field recordings. An avid collector of instruments and analog devices, Meluch relies on guitar and voice as the bases for his body of work, which now includes five full-lengths for the beloved Kranky label (including 2015's "Sonnet") as well as collaborations with Rafael Anton Irisarri (aka The Sight Below) and Kyle Bobby Dunn.
Gardener is the solo electronic project from Dash Lewis, a Richmond, VA-based sound artist and musician. Using a modular synthesizer, various effects pedals, and his own voice, Lewis creates intricately layered, rhythmically complex slabs of psychedelia deeply influenced by Harmonia, Lichens, and Ariel Kalma.