A Homemade Stereo Recording
This is the debut full-length release by The Performers: Dave Gahisho (sounds, voice, palm trees) and James "Hawaii" Fantome (visions, bass, fireworks) from Marseille. Originally formed in the early 2000s to compose soundtracks and write screenplays, after an imaginary travel between Maui and Brooklyn, they started to record songs for a new project entitled A Homemade Stereo Recording. The album was produced between 2003 and 2007 with the concept of a "slow-motion journey around the world" using an old 4-track tape recorder and few instruments (broken analog keyboards, guitars and Theremin). With a little help from a computer and friends, all the sound material was gradually put together to complete this beautiful and strange soundtrack. The 10 tracks on this album use diverse elements such as rock, country, ethnic music, lounge, electronica, and so on, but these elements flow smoothly into one another, arousing beautiful landscapes, as if watching a perfect film. The album can be seen as the soundtrack to a movie that has yet to be written. The artwork was designed by the artists themselves, visually capturing the main sounds used on this album -- palm trees and fireworks.