Via WNYC, comes A Very Jolly Synthesized Christmas:
David Garland presents vintage recordings of holiday favorites performed on Moog, Buchla, and other analog synthesizers.
You might think this sonic tinsel would seem synthetic, but it’s full of genuine joy and warmth. Hear highlights from albums released in the late ’60s and early ’70s, including Douglas Leedy’s “A Very Merry Electric Christmas to You,” The Moog Machine’s “Christmas Becomes Electric,” and Sy Mann’s “Switched on Santa.”
And as a bonus, a Christmas visit with The Beatles!
Here’s a bit of bizarre holiday music from Bruce Haack, I Like Christmas, from the rare album Zoot, Zoot, Zoot, Here Comes Santa In His New Space Suit. Continue reading
Free Music Friday: The monome community has released an 8-track album of music for the holidays, Monome Community Christmas Album – Volume 2.
You can preview the album above and download it at the album’s Bandcamp page.
Tired of the Johnny Mathis and Bing Crosby?
How about some electronic music for Christmas, instead?
Syndae – an electronic music – has a Christmas 2009 Special Edition podcast full of tasty electronic goodness for you:
Christmas songs and carols, written or interpreted by well known artists from the electronic and new age music scene. Enjoy the wonderful and devotional sounds by Erik Wollo, Geigertek, Ilja, Jack Judson, John Dyson,Megatone, Michael Shipway, Picture Palace music ft. Amethyste, Ron Boots, Suzanne Ciani, Synth.NL, Terje Winther, and Voynich/Strellis.
Techno Jingle Bells, with 54,000+ Christmas lights synchronized using 112 channels of Light-O-Rama.
Thi is the official music video for Brett Domino‘s 2009 Christmas single, Hello Mistletoe (Goodbye Cold Snow). Continue reading
Fireside music, performed for your enjoyment in one take after a couple of glasses at the Spacedog HQ, Christmas Eve 2008. Featuring Dolly, the Lakeland Terrier who has hurt her paw.
Bell rig created and programmed by Sarah Angliss (Spacedog UK), camera Colin Uttley. Microphone-festooned coat hanger expertly held for the full three and a half minutes by Jenny Angliss.
The music is an adaptation of Troika, from Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kije. Continue reading
A little Santa Claus Talkbox via mootbooxle, with a semi-random video collage.