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A Very Different Christmas

by Lon Kaiser

A different look at some popular christmas carols and some groovy originals. A juxtaposition of classical, electronic and jazz influence. Smooth reharmonization.
Genre: Holiday: Electronic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
6:56 $0.99
2. Veni Redemptor Gentium (feat. Eric Dudley)
6:48 $0.99
3. Santa With a Flask (feat. Grace Genereux)
5:46 $1.99
4. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
6:19 FREE
5. Victoria's Holiday Bash
5:32 $1.99
6. Victoria's Nightcap
5:30 $0.99
7. Oh Holy Night (feat. Eric Dudley)
4:13 $0.99
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Album Notes
Long ago, before the landscape of America became defined by shopping malls and before holiday shopping was conducted in clicks and taps, there was music. Christmas music. Silent nights and merry gentlemen, God rest them. But times change, and with this record I embrace that change with a reharmonization of christmas standards. The album is a "Bowie Balance" of instrumentals and Lyrics. Neither take lead. Instead there is a bit of a waltz between Vocals (both human and vocoder), NASA transmissions as a humbling reminder of our humanity and our place in the universe, shredding keyboard solos and groove. There is a bit of Meters, Tom Waits, Elvis and Early Music and Bel Canto performance throughout. But of course... these are all my influences. And let’s face it; it’s pretty easy to picture Santa with a flask!

My aural mood board was "NASA, Electronica, Donald Fagan, Xmas, austereness, reharmonization, bright shiny things, classical, red satin and angelic misbehavior"

Victoria's Tracks were from an earlier Holiday Inspired project and I am glad they finally found a home.

Lon Kaiser: Vocals, Arrangements, Keyboards, Vocoder, Drum Programming, Bass, Production, Conception.
Eric Dudley: Tenor on "Oh Holy Hight" and a stunning Improvisation on "Veni Redemptor Gentium"
Grace Genereux: Vocalist "Santa With A Flask "
And Starring Keith Flanders as Houston Mission Control on "Oh Holy Night"
Thank you NASA, ISS, ESA for the Inspiration and the Holiday Well Wishes.
Cover Art: Brian Repetti

All Master Recordings Property of: Lon Kaiser Music Publishing (Cantilever Music)

Santa With a Flask, Veni Redemptor Gentium, Victoria's Holiday Blast, Victorias' Nightcap written by Lon Kaiser.
All Mastered by Lon Kaiser except for Victoria's Holiday Blast and Night which were Mastered by Mike Dillon.

Thank you to: My Parents, Family, Suz McCaffrey, and also Sean Mahan for whom Santa With A Flask is dedicated to.
Also a huge thanks to Eric Dudley for making the time in a HECTIC Christmas Concert schedule to rush to my apartment and The Genereux Family for letting me subject Grace through 3 straight hours of singing hard music with questionable lyrics.
I could not have done this without UAD2 Plug-ins
Copyright December 2013

-- Lon Kaiser is a Brooklyn based composer and pianist and composer known for his genre bending capabilities and his hybridization of improvisational styles. Hard to put into a genre ‘per-se’, Lon Kaiser is a champion of new music and makes it his mission to never alienate his audience. As a performer also of Urban Music and Nu-Jazz, Lon Kaiser has worked with Neo-Jazz Orchestra “Burnt Sugar”, co-wrote music with Carl Hancock Rux and has performed alongside vocal powerhouses Martha Redbone, Nona Hendryx.



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Peter Gallo

Mom Never Understood My Music Either.
An instant Holiday Classic for the times. Here's a "Home for the Holidays" review... Mom, at first, praised the slick Jazz-Lounge sounding Christmas favorites, but had nothing but criticism for the NASA transmissions on "O Holy Night" that in Mom's opinion, ruined a beautiful song. (Some people have no taste) Great album, Lon! Where can we hear more of what you do?