Hope your Thanksgiving went well, mine sure did. Now on to the next holiday!
Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. It's a time of remembrance, a time of joy, and a time of celebration. It's also a time when a particular type of music is played.
I created a piece of Christmas music about two years ago and I've always wanted to put more together ever since. I missed my chance last year, but this past week I recorded another three pieces and gathered all of them in one collection simply titled "The Christmas EP".
The EP consists of four tracks. Three of them are covers and one is an original.
I find it to be more of a challenge putting my own spin on already existing music than coming up with something completely original. All of the covers on this album were written well before any of us were born and it's nearly impossible to improve upon the countless renditions that have already been made. Despite this, I tried to add something to each one that I had never heard in any version before. The first track contains a guitar played with a cello bow and a sample from The Peanuts special "A Charlie Brown Christmas", the second track is driven by a pounding drum beat (listen to that one LOUD), and the fourth track sounds as if it is being played by a music box.
The third - and only original track - contains a sample from one of the best Christmas films of all time.
The entire EP can be downloaded for free. Just click here or the music link at the top of this page. Then click "Buy Now" and enter "0".
Thanks for listening.