Year of release: 2012
Format: EP
Catalog number: WAM-033

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Returning to Barcelona in November of 2011, Leslie recorded this as a sort of score to a film, or a concept album. She spent one month before working in the studio with Dave field-recording the streets of Barcelona and turning the sounds of the city (street cleaners, bicycles, pedestrians, festivities) into beats and textures and base tracks for the song structures. During pre-production, Leslie wrote various thematic dialogues for the EP and recorded people reading in their own mother tongue. She wanted the album to be part parody, part emotive exploration... and what you have is "When Smart Girls Do Stupid Things"....

credits :

Dave Bianchi: Production, Sound-design, Recording/Engineering
Charlie Wilson: Recording, Post-Production Mixing, Mastering


Leslie Helpert: Composition, Lyric, Dialogue, Monologue, Sound Design, Pre-production recording, Midi Synth, All Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Percussion, Vocals

Oriol Roca: Drum Kit
Miguel Serna Dominguez: Contrabass and Electric Bass
Fran Bartlett: Cello
Sinead Savage: Backup Vocals, Peaches
Danny Lippitt: Backup Vocals, Peaches
Duffy O’Brick: Monologue, Peaches, Vocals on last track: “Tro(out)”

Spoken Dialogues: Antoine Casteignau, Eila van Reck, Amanda Jayne Wright, Andrea CirottoTechnical and creative support: Leonardo Aldrey, Samuel Watkins Fisher, Taylor Rankin, Patrick Ferguson, C.K. Koch, Count Kellam, Yann de Kéroullas
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