That Summer's very first vinyl, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its first album, “Drowsiness of Ancient Gardens”, consists of reworks (covers and remixes) of a number of That Summer's songs by some of the industrious musicians who have been part of the “band” over the years, in some way or other.
“This album was recorded in the Summer of 1993 (or was it 1992?) in Belleville, in the North-eastern part of Paris, in the back of a house on the rue du Faubourg du Temple.
Today I'd be hardpressed to find it again.
Taped on a eight-track analog recorder (except ‘Winter Gardens', recorded elsewhere later).
The album was mixed at a different studio on the avenue Jean Jaurès.
That Summer's firstborn was then released worldwide in 1994 by Adiaphora, a microlabel run by Bertrand Dermoncourt, Christophe Taupin & myself.
The tapes are physically lost, as are the few photos documenting these sessions.
- Twenty years later, a bunch of musicians (some of them back from those ancient gardens) shall tell the story.
Ladies & gentlemen, listen carefully.”
Avec Nicolas Jorio, Tony Wakeford, Bruno Letort, The Crooner of Doom, Cyril Secq, Tarwater, Rainier Lericolais, Julien Sirjacq & Etienne Bonhomme, Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Minizza, Eminence Grise, Charles-Eric.