Pegase is French for “pegasus,” and in this case it’s also the name of the solo project of Raphaël d’Hervez (who’s backed by a full band live). It’s a re-imagining of bedroom electronica with multi-layered arrangements and vocals that range from an easy, subtle tenor to a pretty sweet falsetto. His songs are woven with whimsy in his vocal samples, glockenspiel and wood block textures, and the bending sound of a synthesized sitar. There’s a playfulness contrasted by an underlying sadness in the lyrics that puts on edge on all that dreaminess.
Pegase released two EPs last year. You can stream or download them and a couple of remixes he’s done on Bandcamp. Look out for his debut full length Out Of Range set for release February 3rd 2014.