French-born, Brussels-based artist Roméo Poirier finds home on sferic with his third full-length LP ‘Hotel Notaʼ. Keeping the ever-present influence of the sea in focus, Poirier projects himself to a fantasised coastline, imagining a landscape in flux, continuously reconfigured by the movement of water and those that inhabit its space. Bass tones swell and retreat, colliding with smothered jazz notes and hazily layered, foaming textual abstraction, yet the pacing and rhythm remains loose and organic. Sounds are developed patiently, naturally sculpted to fit the palette. Elements processed through water with a range of eccentric, yet pioneering techniques that lend to a unique sense of cohesion and textual integration throughout. Hotel Nota is a place, one that can be revisited over time, a renewal of both place and self thatʼs in state of continual transformation. A meditation that feels as ageless as the atmosphere it inhibits.