“Near Miss” is That Summer’s sixth album
It was then recorded in two weeks in Berlin, on summer 2008, in Bernd Jestram’s studio. You can hear the homogeneity and vitality of the sound, which gave David Sanson complete freedom to make fast tracks, in the first part of the album. Some of the tracks were written back in the early 1990s, like Ghost Tracks or The Hues of You, produced by Krikor.
Eight tracks (plus one), some of them hinting at idols (All Cats Are Grey / Cure), punctuated with interludes, including featurings with Cyril Secq (astrïd) and Matthias Grübel (Phon°noir, Telekaster). A comprehensive piece of work which confirms the uniqueness of That Summer amongst the French rock scene, with a combination of melodies a la Depeche Mode (the ballad Obviously, sang by Sylvain Chauveau) and a sensibility for atmospheres owing to Bark Psychosis’ or Slowdive’s peaceful pop, Mark Hollis’, Robert Wyatt’s and Brian Eno’s rebellious one, or even to classical music.