ATELIER / FERME
Poirier Marshall Partners
Poirier Marshall Partners is a collaboration between French born artist Roméo Poirier (sometimes known as Swim Platførm), and the Scottish musician Michael Marshall, aka Object Agency. Together, the pair craft sleek, infectious electro-acoustic music using a range of analogue keyboards, trumpets, field recordings and various other noise-makers.
Their debut recording, ATELIER / FERME, sees pin-sharp found sounds woven amongst cavernous clicks, pops and weirdly synthesised voices to form an addictive, technodelic bricolage. Think Domenique Dumont floating in a sensory deprivation tank, or Joe Hisaishi enjoying a fine wine tasting holiday in Alsace. The FERME sessions of side B, recorded live in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, are all brooding orchestral stabs shot through folds of analogue organ, conjured from a snow-covered cabin. Recommended for fans of To Rococo Rot and Huerco S.