When DIGITAL ACTIVITY turned their Soundlab into Santa's workshop, they emerged with a little side project called XMAS VOL. 1.
The nine extended Xmas soundscapes start down their traditional musical roads before veering off into inventive rhythmic and melodic excursions. From the classic and familiar to the edgy and outrageous, digital arranger GEOFF WESTEN brings his Rock Ambient textures to the songs he grew up with.
XMAS VOL. 1 will instantly evoke Xmas. As an underscore to your holidays, these classic melodies work every time! The instant you hear a few bars from any track, you'll be in that special Xmas place and feel good all over. XMAS VOL. 1 can be played as a background to establish the perfect holiday atmosphere for wrapping a few gifts or baking a batch of cookies. But turn up the volume and you'll be rewarded with the power and energy of the arrangements and orchestration.
There's a surprise around each musical twist and turn. "Jingle Bells" and "Silent Night" have been enhanced and brought into the 21st century; "Home For the Holidays" has a light country feel and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Xmas" is underscored with subtle, jazzy flourishes.
XMAS VOL. 1 will be the perfect backdrop for Xmas every year to celebrate the holidays with layers of pure digital delight. It's amazing how songs that are so old and familiar can sound so fresh and innovative!
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Who is this guy anyway? Go to Geoff Westen.