The Royal Orchestra of Titicaca | Earthling Hymns of Christmas Past

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Earthling Hymns of Christmas Past

by The Royal Orchestra of Titicaca

Xmas tunes for believers, heathens and people who don't like xmas tunes
Genre: Holiday: Spiritual
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  Song Share Time Download
1. 12 Days
0:41 $0.99
2. Jingle Bells
5:03 $0.99
3. Deck the Halls
3:05 $0.99
4. Up
1:44 $0.99
5. Silent Night
6:23 $0.99
6. Go Tell It on the Mountain
6:42 $0.99
7. Up Up
0:59 $0.99
8. We Wish You a Merry
3:07 $0.99
9. The First Noel
3:33 $0.99
10. Joy to the World
6:00 $0.99
11. 14 Days
0:47 $0.99
12. Auld Lang Syne
3:33 $0.99
13. Cup of Kindness
6:00 $0.99
14. Thgin Tnelis
4:12 $0.99
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Album Notes
Every holiday season, we melt and cringe at the old carols being fed to us through multiple dimensions, they confuse us, they embrace us then slap us, they're brainwashers rocking an empty crib, they're also classic songs which make us smile and trigger floods of memories, good and bad. The child's eyes glitter, the grinch mocks inside then the promise of ice cream silences him, yes, the grinch is definitely male and Christmas is full of lies. The lies become truth too old and tangled to unravel, yet the Saturnalia season seems to be part of our genetic code, no matter what you call it, what you claim the holiday is about, all humans can agree that the end of the year, the holiday season, is an ideal time to indulge the senses and hopefully revel in pure, deep love, the greatest gift the season can bring.

How Earthling Hymns of Christmas Past came to be is a story full of profound questions, full of white light, happy highs and tedious toil, not devoid of pleasantries, janitorial duties and inspired sonorous eloquence, plus the act of removing all instances of Jesus from the lyrics, replacing his name with words like love and consciousness was surprisingly satisfying and effective, good will to all life under the banner of life. Sacrilege? No, a modification, a test. These songs have been around long before us and will be around long after we pass, they are in the public domain, they are material to reinterpret, they are part of our evolution as a species, one Christmas at a time.

Among the new interpretations we have: Jingle Bells, sporting steel toe boots treading nimbly on snow, a mad hatter's parade; Bepo's charm and humor surfing Deck the Halls, hooligans in tow; Silent Night as spiritual psychedelic country sludge; Joy to the World as a post apocalyptic hymn, calling for every heart to prepare to bloom, the war is done. The Royal Orchestra of Titicaca's interpretation of Go Tell It on the Mountain sings consciousness is born! Space ship sounds included. It is one answer to the question: what is one event that would inspire us in the here and now to go tell it on the mountain? A very good question, the orchestra responds: let's imagine, first contact with benign alien beings who land on Earth and trigger a new phase of consciousness, an assurance we're not alone in the Universe, they share their otherworldly knowledge with us and set in motion a new age of enlightenment... go climb a mountain, megaphone in hand.

The Royal Orchestra of Titicaca, Bepo "Ricochet" Armstrong and The Monster Choir of Alturas are Marcelo Radulovich and his multiple personalities. The orchestra and choir are also Chris Conner (trumpet, percussion, vocals) and Scott Sayre (trombone, melodica, keyboards, percussion, vocals) who contributed their immense talents to various tracks. Earthling Hymns of Christmas Past is a wet album, rich and resonant, colorful, melodious, paced, bubbling with good will, love and creativity, it is music for camp fires, windy nights and stimulating conversation. We at Titicacaman Records are happy to bring to you this collection of Christmas songs with the hopes they will offer a fresh perspective and a welcome alternative to seasonal sounds.

Produced/recorded/designed by Marcelo Radulovich at Titicacaman Studio in 2016.

Chris Conner: trumpet on tracks 2, 5, 8, 10 & 14; vocals on tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12 & 14; percussion on track 13. Scott Sayre: trombone on tracks 2 & 8; melodica on tracks 8, 9 & 13; keys on tracks 5, 12 & 14; percussion on track 13; vocals on tracks 3, 5, 6, 12 & 14. All other instruments and voices by Marcelo Radulovich.



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