The Tobacconists – A Secret Place

2014-06-25 13.19.58

The countdown goes further. Here’s the second release from me this week! Another one I am very proud off. The Tobacconists are Scott Foust and me and in 2012 also with a third member, Mike Popovich. We rehearsed our opera ‘Smoking Is Green’ and in between recorded material for two LPs. One is this one, while other is a strong, rhythmical one (think Second Layer, Cabaret Voltaire) still waiting to find a home somewhere. Scott and I worked long distance on the mixes and Jos Smolders did a smashing job on the mastering. The b-side is dedicated to Anton Viergever, who died, very close to this date actually come to think of it again. The record is a release by A Giant Fern (Portugal) in close collaboration with Fabrica Discos in the USA. Fucking awesome cover too. Oh boy (as mister Kimble would say)! I believe limited to 300 copies.

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About fransdewaard
Probably most known from his ongoing work with Kapotte Muziek (a group that fully concentrates on recycling through musique concrete) and as one half of ambient sound-artists Beequeen. As well as writing the informative and acclaimed weekly newsletter "Vital Weekly", Frans De Waard also founded the Korm Plastics label in 1984, initally only offering cassettes, but since 1992 offering an ever-growing catalogue of CDs and vinyl of contemporary experimental music.

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