Think Nina Persson (The Cardigins) vocals mixed with electronica goodness and you have a good start to Romantica’s cover of “Home for Christmas“. This track as well as others can be downloaded from the collection called Electric Fantastic X-mas 2007.
You can also download Electric Fantastic X-mas 2006.
As the website states:
“Electric Fantastic X-mas
What originally started out as a joke soon turned out to be an international sampler of electronic Christmas music. Participating on the sampler are some of the bands on the label along with international guest stars Bloodgroup from Iceland, Mikrowafle from Poland, Nouvelle Culture from France and the band Soviet from the United States.
Each band was given the task to record and produce a Christmas song in their own way. Some did versions of timeless classics, others wrote their own songs. Some put weeks of work into their tracks while others had a more relaxed approach to the project. Never the less, they all did what was needed and asked for nothing in return for you see – this is a free collection of songs in the true Christmas spirit. This is our gift to you!”
Down tempo hip-hop rhythms with jazzy guitar riffs and the breathy vocals of Regina Janssen lay the foundation for this track. Think Portishead meets French pop vocals. Nice mix indeed!
21 year old Santa Fe New Mexico native Zach Condon otherwise known as Beirut release a beautiful album this year entitled, “The Flying Club Cup”, which is named after a “hot air ballon festival in Paris”. This track combines elements such as Eastern Euro and folk sounds with playfulness and heart.
My favorite track off of Felix Da Housecat’s new album is “MovieDisco” with its Kraftwerk type synths and ladytron-ish vocals
The fourth studio album, “Seventh Tree” by British electronic duo Goldfrapp is scheduled for release by Mute Records on February 26, 2008. Goldfrapp have described the album as a “sensual counterpoint to the glitterball glamour of Supernature”, their last studio album of new material in 2005. The album’s first single, “A&E”, is scheduled to be released on February 12, 2008.
The cut we have for you today is called “Little Bird”. I dig the psychedelic sounds, beatles-esque bass line, and etheral vocals on this track. The album as a whole is major departure from “Supernature”.
Give this track at least a listen up to the 2:40 mark to really get the effect of this track.