“Fantome is one of the best bands on the local scene today. The band leaves every venue in which it performs awash in the massive echoes of beautiful guitar sounds courtesy of longtime local guitarist Tracy Horenbein, who has hit a tight stride with vocalist Chantal-Marie Wright, bassist Scott Sweeney and drummer Alan Donaldson.”
"Emerald Coast," by Fantome — The first single and final track off the local shoegaze act's "Bare Mythology" has an interesting story behind it. Guitarist Tracy Hornbein and mysterious auxiliary fifth member and producer Chan, a married couple, found a small toy piano while walking along the Gulf shore beaches. When news broke of Deepwater Horizon, the two of them were inspired to compose this maudlin instrumental featuring a killer synth line on top of a melody played by the very toy piano they found. Some might find it a sad elegy for a Gulf Coast that will never be the same. I like to think its a hopeful ode that one day things will go back to how they were and that nature, like a child, abides. Listen to it on your iPod when you feel quiet and contemplative, ideally standing on the shores of a Franklin County beach with the salty breeze blowing on your face, thinking about our coast's place in the world.
"Fantome's dreamy soundscapes and shimmering guitars pick up where Mira left off."
“We can’t wait for their next album–these guys are ones to watch!”
Radio Free David
“We like Fantome quite a bit. They are not afraid of keyboards and their blend of music reminds you of a bygone era (but one they are trying to bring back…and doing a nice job of it, too!
Radio Free David
“The music becomes a journey inward, while allowing for the dancer in me to travel in circles. Fascinating.”
Eartaste Music Blog
"Can we talk about the insane CD cover of the possessed lady holding the fish over her head? Haunting, dynamic female-fronted shoegaze, from Tallahassee."
“Debut CD "Velvet on the Air" now available on Soulow Records!”
“Fantome's sound is an experimental combination of edgy indie...”
"Raise spirits with the chilling music of Fantome"