Title: A Secret Place
“The Tobacconists are Scott Foust (Idea Fire Company/Swill Radio) and Frans de Waard (Kapotte Muziek/Korm Plastics).
In 2005, Frans joined Idea Fire Company on their European tour (as documented on the "Vital - Live In Europe" CD). Four years later, Scott F. returned to Europe to screen his feature film "Heres To Love" and reconnected with Frans to form The Tobacconists. An intensive week of rehearsals yielded six new pieces of music, followed by a European tour and a proper studio recording. These new pieces became "A Secret Place."
"A Secret Place" differs from their first LP by its inclusion of bass guitar, rhythms, and synthesizers. Scott Foust calls himself a "one man Dome (Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis post-Wire project) promotion army" and admirer of Gilbert & Lewis recorded output of the 1980s, but hes not alone: both Mike and Frans are massive fans too, so they decided this new record should have some of those signature Dome bass lines and general playfulness.
Released in an edition of 300 LPs on "transparent green" 180 gram vinyl in collaboration with Portugals A Giant Fern. Only 100 for the US.
Recorded by Scott Foust, Frans de Waard and Mike Popovich in April 2012 at Geluidwerkplaats Extrapool and mixed later on in 2012 by Frans de Waard, assisted by Scott Foust. Mastered by Jos Smolders @ Earlabs. An Tone Four Giver was commissioned by Gogbot Festival and is dedicated to the memory of Anton Viergever (1958-2012). Smoking Is Green. Ahoy!” - Fabrica. Artwork by Carlos Costa and Iria Cunha. Photo on the label by Jolanda Kempers.