Monday, December 9, 2013

A Stocking Stuffer from ITAV!
Comprised of irreverent and/or skewed "Christmas" songs recorded over the last 5 years for various installments of the Bermuda Snohawk holiday music compilations put out annually by GTG Records and Bermuda Mohawk Productions, The Christmas Past E.P. collects Stargrazer's entries into the holiday music genre.

(A genre Stargrazer helmsman Peter Richards -- me! -- has variously described as "bloodless," "insipid," and "craven."  So, yeah, not a big fan of most commercial Christmas songs.  Though I will take a moment to say that The Pogues' "Fairytale Of New York" is the best one ever!)

From earnest psych-folk to Santaphobia to a dissection of mechanical recording rights to a (possibly ill-advised) foray into roots reggae, this 4-song grab-bag is a blend of home recording shenanigans and more professional studio environments with actual engineers and more sophisticated arrangements.  Musical in-jokes and questionable tastefulness abound.

Here is a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Christmas Past E.P. for all your holiday music hatin' needs.