In April 2009, Scott Foust (Idea Fire Company) was invited to screen his feature length movie "Here’s to Love" in Europe. The trip gave him the opportunity to join musical hands with former IFCo collaborator Frans de Waard (Beequeen, Freiband, Kapotte Muziek, etc). Since both Scott and Frans are heavy and enthusiastic smokers, they settled upon The Tobacconists as the name for their duo (Ashtray Temple was considered, then rejected).
Scott and Frans got to work in Nijmegen's 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. This expanded version of their piece 'Ocean Drama' was made from source recordings that Foust recorded on a boat.
"'Ocean Drama' is pretty damn amazing, and stands as some of the best work that either Scott Foust or Frans de Waard have done throughout their career." - Aquarius Records
"A honey of a single, half-hour sea-sick dirge." - Mimaroglu Music Sales
released September 1, 2010
Recorded 2009 at Geluidwerksplaats Extrapool. Nijmegen, The Netherlands by Scott Foust and Frans de Waard. Mixed by Frans de Waard, September 2009.
Smoking is Green!
Originally released as a CDR in a limited edition of 100 copies.
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