Recorded between Vevey/Switzerland and Toiano/Italy from summer 2012 to summer 2013.
Recorded, mixed, mastered,played by Fred Merk, except lyrics and vocals on« Power of the hill » by Richard Birkin (aka Emphemetry), slide guitar on «Hold me» by Sacha Ruffieux, vocals, lyrics and contrabass on « Les Clochettes » by Rahel Steiner, drums on «Lumière Directe » by Théo Missillier .
Various old microphones, tape recorders, broken instruments, vintage synthesizers, tape delay and unconventional crappy materials were used in order to test them. As a result it gave this collection of songs.
Field recordings were done in the summer 2012 wandering through Vevey, Zermatt, Toiano, Gstadt.
Thank you Rahel, Sacha, Richard and Théo since you've captured the spirit of this record. Many thanks to Michael Frei, Rahel Steiner and Monica Gabriel for their advice.
A very special thank to Caroline Fayet, Louni, Ricardo Mariano and the sun from Toscana.
17F is the name of the project led by Frederic Merk from Vevey (Switzerland). 17f has released three albums "Son of a River" 2013, "The Boy who cried wolf" 2012 and "Tree of them" 2010. Mainly focused on ambient or psychedelic music.