david shea / scanner

Free Chocolate Love



Our only incursion in Exotica Music, recorded at Diamond Cutter Studios, NYC and at Soap Factory, London, published in 2000. Photography by Berengere Marin Dubuard, and Kristi Monfries as a model.
On the rear sleeve: Electronica for young lovers!

"Sit back, relax and plunge into the lush enticing world of Free Chocolate Love. The split album is a tribute from David Shea and Scanner to lounge or cocktail music, the first opus of a new series called Themes. Themes is a high-tech travel invitation to the land of 'cult' music, from Les Baxter to Prince Charles, Jean-Jacques Perrey to Latino soul, soundtracks to whatever. What is the essence of all these strange cult anthems, what is the common factor between kitschy disco and Attilio Mineo's futuristic extravagance? An answer to discover in the next Themes volumes through the work of musicians like Atom Heart, Stock, Hausen & Walkman, and Rip-Off Artist. There's a wide range of influences: lounge, electrofunk, disco, samba, electro-pop, so if there is a general thematic guideline behind Themes, there are no genre restrictions. The main idea is the confrontation of these pearls from the 'past' and the present technology or techniques. In David Shea's universe nothing seems to be impossible. Imagine Spike Jones remixed by John Cage or Lil' Louis working with Stockhausen, the meeting of Tex Avery and Jean-Luc Godard with a musical illustration from Les Baxter. As a human sampler, David Shea tends to redefine the common space-continuum, geographical, sociological and musical frontiers, reaching a point of restructuration where anachronism is senseless." (Notes from Forced Exposure)


01 XX7's Theme / Shea 6:53
02 Misty Moods Them / Shea 4:00
03 Theme From Lost, Lonely & Vicious / Scanner 4:12
04 Theme From Love Of Light / Scanner 3:48
05 Theme From Smootchy Smootchy / Scanner 5:17
06 Themes From Waterfall / Shea 7:12
07 Theme From Peach Garden / Shea 8:28
08 Theme From Moon Landing / Scanner 6:59