Happy Christmahanukwanzaakah, Merry Decemberween, Happy Festivus, Joyous Saturnalia!
Let all the inmates in our corner of the asylum rejoice, for this is the year when Demons of Gyrophonia has decided to record a Christmas album! The Christmas Album was recorded earlier this month, over the course of three recording sessions, and features 14 tracks of public domain Christmas songs (redone in a way that doesn’t make us want to horribly murder everyone in our respective paths), original improv experiments, and a new composition by our own Tommy Scheurich. You can listen to the whole album online on our Bandcamp store, and (should you choose to accept it) buy it for the paltry sum of $7.
This is our sixth and final album of the year (surely, there are few artists who could claim such a thing), and it’s turned very quickly into something we actually like and respect. We all generally regard Christmas music as the lowest form of music (and the newer it is, the worse it is), so we wanted to do something new and creative with these old standards that everyone hears hundreds of times a year over the span of these few weeks. I think we’ve turned out an album that’s unexpectedly reverent in many places, and dutifully irreverent in others. Enjoy!