Dark Winter Night - A Gothic Solstice

by Dark Christmas

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ALBUM REVIEW BY MARCUS MARTIN

Angels We Have Heard On High - Leper

A creeping vocal introduction echoes into a cold, twisted ambience of the chorus to this classic hymn. A gong joins the dark
atmosphere and lingering acapella to set a frosted stage for Dark Winter Night
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Joy To The World - Epic Church

And now for something completely different! A refreshing Coldwave instrumental rendition of Joy to the World - equally at home
in a 1978 BBC production, a keyboard and drum machine are all that are needed to bring a surprising amount of bounce into this album
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O little Town Of Bethlehem - Leper

Brooding atmosphere and San Francisco darkwave bridges compliment a lyric driven rendition.
Reverb echoes, nearly psychedelic effects, into the usual Leper sound of a creeping darkness
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The Human Race (remix) - Mick/Kurenbach

Fans of the Futurewave sound will recognize a few effects in this dance remix - complete with clean vocals from Scott Mick.
Showing the range of a synthesizer, Per-Anders Kurenbach utilizes tones and sounds that span several decades of digital music
to create a song that is uniquely modern
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Silent Night - Cain Johnson

Johnny Cash vocal rhythms compliment ethereal guitar with a pop ambience, in a song that meanders without dragging.
No song on this album yet deserves to be paired with a crackling fireplace like this song does due to its magnificent
listen-to-ibility and replay value
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Star Of Bethlehem - Per-Anders Kurenbach

Drums and synth lead an instrumental rendition with appearances by electric guitar glide us through a journey across a
futurescape of sound-waves. Per-Anders Kurenbach has brought to this album a sound not unlike a modern, darker Mannheim Steamroller
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What Child Is This? - The Beckoning

A gloomy and deep reflection of operatic vocals and epic rising tones lead to an atmosphere generated by the likes of Saviour Machine.
A hymn sung in somber manner with somber sampling - this is an ode of sorrow
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Aspire To Heaven - BATZZ in the belfry

This compilation ends with a magnificent instrumental piece. Romantic synthesizer sounds dance across a sky of moonlit wonder,
with forgotten memories resting with hopeful inspiration

credits

released December 2, 2016

Project Coordinator: David "Slaya" Smith
Mastering: James Plotkin
Photogaphy: David "Slaya" Smith
Photo Effects: Eben Plekkenpol

Christmas 2016

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