During the 2006 Japan Tour, Franck and Bones were woken, at an early hour in the countryside of the Izu peninsula, by the sweetest sound made by man. Unlike the sledgehammer usual alarm clock bells, a soothing melody is played out loud to rice field villagers and bamboo woodland, not forgetting one whimsical gaijin who treasures these miraculous sounds.
Unable to record or remember clearly every morning chyme, like one gradually forgets the face of lost loved ones, or most things before the age of three, these vague memories grew into songs for this record. An album one could have named "soul plaster" or "under the kotatsu", something to keep warm when apparently cold...
A kotatsu is a low, wooden table frame covered by a futon, or a heavy blanket upon which a table top sits. Underneath is a heat source, often built into the table itself.
Egg Timer: a small hourglass or clock device running about three to five minutes used to time the boiling of an egg. One of our first shows in Japan was the Live Freak anniversary festival. A phoenix logo is stuck there to the back of the stage. A golden egg was laid that night. The japanese egg timer then kept ticking, all the way to the Kyoto Kinkakuji (where we did not burn down the Golden Pavilion), Pacific Ocean (after tickling Fujisan's toes), and various other places of interest, including a personal paradise in the Umejima area where I would take an outdoor moonlit bath in spicy sento waters.
released September 9, 2009
A 09/09/09 release.
Coproduction 'La Cabine' / 'Yukikoflowers'. Recorded and Mastered @ "Studio Ka" by Patrice Kubiak and Benjamin Mraz.
Bass: Franck Claise
Acoustic drums: Nicolas Bertin
Vocals, guitars, piano, bass, sanshin, virtual instruments and effects: Andrew Martin
Thankyou to Laetitia, Roku and La Cabine for making this happen.