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FREE Christmas Album Out Now (For A Limited Time)

Posted by admin On November - 7 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

As I have mentioned in my previous post, “Monsters In The Christmas Album” is now out once more, and you can download it for free on my music page. Download Monsters In The Christmas Album by Indie Folker here…

There is one video that we’ve managed to shoot last year:

…aaand, hopefully, there will be another video coming very soon for the song Is Christmas Time Just A Dream. That’s this one:

Have an indie Christmas dear Friends!

I have been working hard on making the ‘Monsters In The Christmas Album’ in the last few weeks – as I have plastered this information on every profile and webspace available to me, I’m very sure most of you know this. This and the fact that it will be out on December 1st and it will be a free download. Anyway, it was the most fast-paced recording marathon I’ve ever been involved in. Please read on, I will keep it short.

Initially, I wanted six songs for the record, so the task was to actually write and record one song per week. With only six weeks before the release, I later realized I had to work even faster than anticipated to have time for mastering as well. For those not familiar with the terms associated with music recording, mastering is done AFTER the record is fully recorded and mixed. What this meant is that I had to finish one week in advance to actually have time to master the thing properly. And if all that wasn’t enough, I wanted a video as well, so that bumped me back a few days also.
You can see why I had my hands full, I hope. Seriously, I’ve had nightmares thanks to this. BUT I am proud and glad to say: I’ve finished the last song today, so there is still plenty of time to do the mastering and any corrections required. Phew, right? Now, if only I could make it so all the artwork would be done in time too…

The working titles for the songs at this point (not necessarily in the order they will appear on the record):
1. Christmas Song
2. The Eyes, The Beard, The Nose, The Stomach, The Lungs
3. To Get Away From Everything
4. God, Is Christmas Time A Dream?
5. Taste Like Candy
6. Christmas Is A-lookin’ Good

Come back here on the 1st of December if you want to get some really alternative Christmas songs for free. And tell your family and friends, OK? 🙂

The first video for the “Monsters In The Christmas Album” is now done. I am hoping for some Youtube and Facebook love from all of you, getting this thing out there will make me very happy when I finally make the album public on December 1st. It will be a free download, as I might’ve already mentioned.

How Christmas Slowly Comes About

Posted by admin On October - 23 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

After reading a book on The Beatles, I learned that they released a Christmas album every year. I like The Beatles, but I don’t obsess over them, so I really wasn’t aware of this fact. It seemed like a good idea, so I started writing holliday songs that very day. I never did this before, I never thought I should do this before. But it was a really good idea, I though. Especially if misters John Lennon and Paul McCartney decided they should have seven of them…

Heck, even one of my biggest heros, Bob Dylan, decided to make one…

Of course, I later found out that the Beatles’ albums didn’t have only new and original songs on them. It was mainly a special album for the fans, sometimes with traditional carols or other well known holiday songs. Oh, well, I wasn’t going to back down now. I already had my third song scribbled down, had a few more ideas to go, and had already decided I will make it an album for Christmas. I mean, who knows, maybe I can accidentaly write the next Fairytale Of New York, right? 😛

In any case, after two weeks of recording I can safely say it will turn out to be a decent sounding record. I am totally on top of this. It’s not that hard, once you decide on what you actually want. Of course, you have to bare in mind, this will be an indie rock album, not a bunch of original carols. At the same time, it won’t be a regular album either, which I can distribute throughout the year. It will be seasonal, but serious as it can get. I really can’t explain it any better, so I hope you understand. 😛
I even have the title and the theme figured out. But I will only disclose the title for now: “Monsters In The Christmas Album”, hehe.