California Dreaming 2008
You certainly know the world hits "San Fransicsco", "California Dreaming" and "Hotel California", right? Why we just picked out these to cover them? Very simple: California Draming got real for us! We spent our summer holidays 2008 in the "Golden State", in wonderful California. There we visited San Francisco, Los Angeles and surroundings. We went out for whale watching at the Channel Islands, played live music at various beach boardwalks and pubs, met friends and extensively inhaled the Californian sun and joy of living. Since we intended to capture our impressions in pictures and videos anyway, we took the opportunity to do that in a more creative way. Therefore we combined vacation memories with music and made three music videos (that are available on our Official Website and on YouTube). We videotaped at various places in California and Austria to capture the special stories and atmospheres of the songs also visually. At home we went through our footage, sorted out the material and created these videos. In the studio we then recorded the songs one after the other and some parts we also re-arranged a bit (eg. The choirs) to give the whole thing our personal touch. In other words, the CD is the "soundtrack" to our video clips and we published it separately. We did all the guitars, drums and vocals ourselves. Our Mum played the saxophone and percussions and our Dad involved with the bass and keys. In addition he did the arrangements, the entire music recording, mixing and mastering (and the videotaping & cutting). And Mum did the beautiful CD artwork. We will never forget what we have experienced in America and in the studio while working on our "California Dreaming 2008" project. We hope that you can feel and relate to some of these "Good Vibrations". To all the dreams! Yours, Mona and Lisa PS: On our official website go to 'Music Clips' for an extra long sound clip :).