Boomkat Product Review:
Romeo Poiriér and Michael Marshall’s choice morsels of balmy ambient resurface on a maiden vinyl voyage with Kit, who were also behind Poirier’s coveted ‘Plage Arrière’ sojourn
Neatly timed to arrive in the glistening wake of Roméo’s ‘Hotel Nota’ side for sferic, his five year old trip with long time pal, Marshall acts like a nano-break for the mind in light of the times, offering 40 minutes out of your usual environs and supplanted into daydreamy wooze. As ever, comparisons to Jan Jelinek are warranted with Romeo’s involvement, but we also surely reminded to the likes of To Rococo Rot at their sweetest, melodic, Joe Hishashi’s city-pop, or Huerco S.’ frayed ambient textures, all simply adding up to a very pleasant and endearing dose of sunshine sonics for your lunch break.
The ‘Atelier’ tracks were recorded in Strasbourg, combining trumpet, guitar, saxophone and array of vintage synths in gently playful, instrumental grooves that bubble with warm promise, characterised in the air-stepping charms of ’Stras5’, while their ‘Altitude1’ number was realised in Brussels and features deliciously hypnagogic sax liens by Devon Loch. Finally the ‘Ferme’ tracks were captured out in the hills of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines and follow their nose for smudged micro-house into sublime, jazzier climes on ‘Ferme6’ and dope Detroit beatdown in ‘Ferme7.’