The Sight Below and Benoît Pioulard Join Forces as Orcas
Published Jan 30, 2012Last year, ambient pop group the Sight Below teamed up with Benoît Pioulard to record a cover of Broadcast's "Until Then" in tribute to the band's late singer Trish Keenan. Now, the Sight Below's Rafael Anton Irisarri has hooked up again with Pioulard for a new project.
The duo have adopted the moniker Orcas and announced plans for their self-titled debut album. According to a press release, their music "is a careful balance of chiaroscuro elements, where pop hook and spatial ambience converge. Orcas has taken an immersive, fluid vector for their passions; a resonant call like sonar from the depths."
Album track "Carrion" supports that description well, with soft, slowly unfolding instrumentation and hushed vocals. Hear it for yourself by streaming the song below.
Orcas will be available on April 24 via Morr Music.
1. "Pallor Cedes"
2. "Arrow Drawn"
3. "Standard Error"
5. "A Subtle Escape"
6. "Until Then"
7. "Certain Abstractions"
8. "I Saw My Echo"
9. "High Fences"