Date: 19 Oct 2017
Now - I'm not one to crap on about Christmas before December. In fact, I've been accused of being 'Bah! Humbug!' in years gone by for moaning about the appearance of Christmas paraphernalia a number of months before the festivities actually begin. As such, please accept my sincerest apologies for some Christmas news from me. And, yes, check the date: it is only October.
For the past few months I've been recording a Christmas EP with the working title Let It Snow. The plan is to include three Christmas songs. The lead track is Snowbound Dreams and is virtually completed. It was written in 1999 and I've been meaning for eighteen years to create a definitive version. Unlike the Phantom Islands album released earlier this year, the track is keyboard-dependent with minimal guitar. This is the same for the second track, January Snows, which is a short instrumental written back in 1991. The final track Thaw is more guitar based. This was written in 1995 and the bulk of the song was lifted to become Gathering of the Clouds in my We Cirri suite (which I am also in the process of recording). However, it's questionable whether this third song will be ready in time.
I'm looking to release the EP (or single if Thaw isn't completed) on Monday 4 December through the usual outlets. I'm also planning (but haven't started) a video for Snowbound Dreams. Again, this may or may not materialise due to other obligations. I'll let you know next month how close the project is to completion.
Until then, keep well - Math