Label: Songs From Under The Floorboards
廃盤ラストストック。Idea Fire CompanyのScott Foust、Kapotte MuziekやBeequeenでお馴染みのベテランFrans de WaardによるデュオユニットThe Tobacconistsの限定100部1stCD-R。もとは2009年にプライベートリリースしたミニCD[The Route]に収録されていたもので、今回はそれを再編集した長尺完全版を収録。録音済みのテープ、ラジオ、エコー・マシン、2者の要素が上手い具合に絡んだ傑作録音。
'In April 2009, Scott Foust (Idea Fire Company, XX Committe, Tart, and the Swill Radio label) was invited to screen his feature length movie Here's To Love in Europe, as well as staging his The Four Accomplishments performance. The trip to Europe also gave him the opportunity to join musical hands with Frans de Waard (Beequeen, Freiband, Shifts, Kapotte Muziek), who had been on tour with Idea Fire Company in 2005, resulting in the IFCo album Vital. As both Scott and Frans are heavy smokers, they settled upon The Tobacconists as the name for their collaborative musical venture (Ashtray Temple was considered, then rejected). Scott and Frans got to work in the Extrapool studio, composing six pieces using a small keyboard, an echo machine, a radio, some pre-recorded tapes, a laptop, and some contact microphones. Then, they took the road to perform in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the UK. At the end of their tour, they spent a week conducting proper studio recordings of all six pieces plus a seventh, 'The Dark Secrets Of Dr. Perati', which was released as a 7 by Plinkity Plonk/Swill Radio. The six pieces will be released in 2011 as an LP, Smoking Is Green, by Hanson Records/Swill Radio. One piece from the forthcoming record, Ocean Drama, was deemed suitable for an extensive rework using the entire principle recording, made by Foust on a boat. This extended version of Ocean Drama, now available as a stand-alone album from Songs From Under the Floorboards, is more spacious, giving room to each individual sound with a great sense of the 'drama'. It is the most radiophonic piece that The Tobacconists have created so far. First edition of 100 pro-duplicated CDRs in jewel case with full-color artwork.'