Sufjan To Release 5-Disc Christmas Box Set

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Sufjan To Release 5-Disc Christmas Box Set

Unread postby musicmonkey » Sun Sep 10, 2006 4:39 am

Sufjan To Release 5-Disc Christmas Box Set

Forget the 50 States. Christmas is a bigger concept. As some of you may or may not know, for the past few years, as a holiday tradition, Sufjan has embarked on an extraordinary experiment to record an annual Christmas EP. It started in 2001, the year of Epiphanies, and continued onward (skipping only 2004), culminating into an odd and idiosyncratic catalog of music that has only existed in the Asthmatic Kitty archives (and on a number of file sharing sites). The recording process took place every December, for one week, usually at home, provoking collaborations with friends, roommates, and musical peers. Armed with a ReaderÂ’s Digest Christmas Songbook (and a mug of hot cider) Sufjan & friends concocted a musical fruit cake year after year, implementing every musical instrument they could find lying around the house: banjo, oboe, Casiotone, wood flute, a buzzy guitar, hand claps, sleigh bells, Hammond organ, and some tree tinsel. Did we mention sleigh bells?


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Unread postby scottfinn » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:06 am

Oh, yeah. I think I am going to like that.

"Get behind me, Santa" has got to be the best song title....


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