"For most of my life I have felt somewhat of an aversion to christmas songs. This probably dates back to the christmas where I received my very first CD. It was a christmas album with carols sung by a British boy choir accompagnied by organ and flute and it didn't quite fit the taste of a grunge loving 12-year old kid. My dislike in the genre gradually changed during the last three christmasses or so when artists like Sufjan Stevens and Low convinced me that christmas music could be more than cheasy popsongs, boy choirs, and flute. So this year when the snow started falling in November I was inspired to give the genre a try myself. This resulted in four little songs containing all the best of the season: snow, bells, christmas trees, winter depression, angels, three wise men, baby Jesus, singing saws, and my own little boy choir. I wish you all a merry christmas and hope you enjoy the music." - Mechanical Bird, December 2008.
4 Christmas Fables was initially printed in 25 copies that were sent to friends and families as a Christmas greeting. Feel free to download a copy yourself here and share it with you own friends and family this christmas.
released December 1, 2008
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