Boomkat Product Review:
French sound artist Roméo Poirier pens a loveletter to Jan Jelinek with the Farben-esque 'Muscle De Sable', bagging a remix from the man himself and then remixing the remix. A veritable musical human centipede.
Poirier follows 2020's Sferic-released "Hotel Nota" with this latest for Jelinek's own Faitische imprint, and if his previous work was clearly inspired by the German vanguard, this one's a straight up tribute. 'Muscle De Sable' harks back to Jelinek's peak period, the stunning disco-inspired color series under the Farben moniker, and his 2001 album "Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records", with loungy glitches sitting cross-legged behind slippery disco-cum easy listening strings and clunkily looped pads. At any point it sounds as if the track's about to boil over into a house-friendly 4/4, but even Jelinek refuses to take the bait on his own version, instead adding familiar pitch bends and foley clatters.
Poirier himself finishes the cycle, grabbing hold of Jelinek's additions with both hands and centering them in an almost three-minute coda that'll be highly satisfying for ~Scape devotees.