As I mentioned in the previous post, there are lots of new musical offerings this Christmas season. Of course, what a tradition! Some of the great seasonal recording of the not so distant past: Jethro Tull, Sarah McLachlan, George Winston (remember him!).
In addition to the excellent releases by The Reasoning, Neal Morse, Leah, and Kevin McCormick, the intrepid goth progger, Mike Kershaw, has just released WINTER. As he describes it:
This is a seasonal EP with 4 quite different songs. I decided to record this whilst writing for my next album ‘Ice Age’ as there was a track that didn’t fit exactly with the feel of the album and along with a couple of songs that referenced Xmas which I could never have put on a normal album release. Land of Gloom is a short, fun, upbeat track that at face value is Christmas standard but the lyrics suggest something else Silent, Silent Night is an altogether more serious track and the lyrics speak for themselves really Reason to Believe was the title track of my 2011 album and I thought it would fit nicely alongside these other songs. However rather than just including it in its original form I have re-recorded a good deal of it and given it a new sound. A song of hope. Snowman was a track specifically written for ‘Ice Age’ that on reflection didn’t fit with the mood of the album but was too good to discard. Basically a love song with Mellotrons!! Hope you enjoy listening.
Much enjoyment, indeed, at progarchy central. Thanks, Mike! Get yours at: http://mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/