V/A – X-mas Card From Outer Space (Oscar’s X-mas Carols 1984-1987) LP
A1. Grandmaster O – Santa Cut 01:25
A2. Ende Shneafliet – X-mas Card From Outer Space 03:53
A3. Mark Lane – When The Candle Burns Tonight 03:21
A4. Atom Cristal – Cristalissages 02:51
A5. Ptose – What Will You Bring (To Me)? 02:27
A6. Atrox & F.P. & The Doubling Riders – The Little Match Girl 05:30
A7. Bene Gesserit – Joyeux Poëme !! 01:48
A8. Geluidshouwerij – Snow Blow 03:04
B1. The Legendary Pink Dots – Governement Health Warning 01:25
B2. Jacques van Erven – Longfellow’s Christmas Bells 03:33
B3. Pascal Comelade – Creche Musicale Et Plastique 02:19
B5. Doxa Sinistra – Sade Claus Is Coming To Town (Chapter I – VII) 04:47
B6. Van Kaye & Ignit – Happy Holiday 03:57
B7. Edward Ka-Spel – Jesus Wept 02:20
B8. Genetic Factor – Vigila Di Natale 05:56
A young Oscar Smit (DJ and music journalist) falls in love with the torrential music of the Christmas recording by Phil Spector, “A Christmas Gift For You”; and since then, he has been obsessed with all the versions, albums and songs which have something to do with Christmas time.
On the other hand, he is also a true fan of dark and experimental music, and knows largely the underground scene which arose in the 80ies; an international movement with a working philosophy totally “DIY”, which used to distribute most of their publications by post and cassette format. So he tries to follow the possible common points between both passions, but soon realizes that they are basically nonexistent. Far from getting discouraged, he starts up an unusual project: to ask these bands, just known by a few and which he loves so much, to record their own Christmas tracks.
This is how in 1984 “Oscar’s X-Mas Carols” is born; the first cassette compilated by Oscar Smit’s imprint Noel Tapes in Holland, which would be followed by two more; “Santa Claus Comes” (1985) and “Is That You Santa Claus?” (1987). X-mas Card From Outer Space (Oscar X-Mas Carols 1984-1987)” is a selection of the best tracks of these three… more
released November 23, 2017
Mastered from the original tapes by Ruud Lekx.
Compiled by Oscar Smit and Jordi Serrano.
Cover painting by Max Kisman.
Edition of 400 copies. Features: laminated translucent sleeve, hand stamped (12”x12”). Complete with dossier including liner notes by Oscar Smit, band bios, photos and download code.
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