Presented by Aquarium Drunkard, Maston plays a live session with L'Eclair at Ritmo Studios in Leysin, Switzerland. This version showcases tracks from the Maston discography.
[00:00] 01. Rain Dance
[03:49] 02. Swans
[05:44] 03. Scenic
[08:00] 04. Souvenir
[09:49] 05. Les Monstres
[12:02] 06. Swiss Franc
And a link to the most recent record, Souvenir:
Maston performs "Ghost" from the album, Souvenir, live from Ritmo Studio in Leysin, Switzerland with support from members of L'eclair.
Recorded live at Ritmo Studio, Leysin, Switzerland
Engineer: Benoit Gerard
Electric Piano/Vocals: Frank Maston
Synthesizer: Sébastien Bui
Guitar: Stefan Lilov
Percussion: Alain Sandri Bass: Elie Ghersinu
Drums: Yavor Lilov Composed by Maston
Filmed by Club Soda
Directed and Edited by Valentin Schaer
Cameras by Patrick Chevalley & Valentin Schaer
As premiered on Shindig, Frank Maston releases the latest single from his upcoming record, Souvenir (due out September 10th, 2021). According to Maston:
“‘Swiss Franc’ is the last song on the album and the song we close the live show with. The light and dark elements give it a nice sense of balance – like a discotheque dirge. The video was made using some analogue video synthesisers, blended with a swiss franc coin which I modelled and animated. It’s one of my favourite tracks on the record and is very emblematic of my relationship and musical collaboration with L’Eclair, hence the title.”
More on Souvenir:
In 2018, composer/producer Frank Maston was living in Paris, working on new music when he was introduced to Geneva based band L’Eclair. Blown away by what he heard, there seemed to be a mutual understanding and appreciation for that loungey, groovy world of library and soundtrack music from the ’70s. An immediate thought occurred to him – what if he could record with this simpatico group backing him up? The result is the colourful and kinetic album Souvenir.
In 2018, composer/producer Frank Maston was living in Paris, working on new music when he was introduced to Geneva based band L’Eclair. Blown away by what he heard, there seemed to be a mutual understanding and appreciation for that loungey, groovy world of library and soundtrack music from the seventies. An immediate thought occurred to him - what if he could record with this simpatico group backing him up?
The result is the colorful and kinetic album Souvenir, out September 10 on Innovative Leisure / Calico Discos (the label of Cali band Allah Las).
The new single, “Ghost," is centered around a descending chord progression, with cryptic lyrics sung in falsetto. It has an air tight rhythm section, synthesizer acrobatics, a catchy melody and two solo sections. It was one of the first songs written for the record and the music was recorded in one take. The song is both reflective and optimistic, and all around a feel good tune."
Read more at Flood: https://floodmagazine.com/90221/maston-ghost-premiere/
And pre-order Souvenir: https://maston.bandcamp.com/album/souvenir