|the gifted children : christmas, volume 3|
(December 17, 2010)
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|Description from tinhorn planet:|
|the third annual christmas release by the gifted children!|
the first 'side' features some fairly traditional interpretations of christmas classics: a shoegazer take on 'i saw three ships' is followed by what starts as an intimate, around-the-hearth version of 'white christmas' that expands into some jangly indie pop. then comes a stripped down 'all through the night' with some sweet harmonies at the very end. 'go tell it on the mountain' features some obscure 60s psych samples and bombastic kick drums as a music bed... then comes a somber 'i saw mommy kissing santa claus', sounding like a codeine-laden country song. the first half finishes with a dark ambient piece called 'nowell'...
the second 'side' of this year's christmas release takes things in a completely different direction, starting with a very strange cover of 'what can you get a wookiee for christmas (when he already owns a comb)', from 1981's ill-conceived and bizarre star wars christmas album. an ominous yet dancefloor-friendly 'carol of the bells' is next, followed by a creepy, orchestra-and-electronics version of the lesser known 'sleep well, little children'. the whole thing wraps up with a wash of chopped up, reverb-soaked choirs and strings in 'jul'... we hope you enjoy - huzzah!