1 Paulina Cassidy: Frosty the Snowman | MP3 Excerpt
2 Jill Tracy: Coventry Carol
3 Abney Park: Steampunk Jingle Bells | MP3 Excerpt
4 Nicki Jaine (with Ego Likeness): The Little Drummer Boy | MP3 Excerpt
5 Ashkelon Sain with The Dorian Fields: The Christmas Song
(Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) | MP3 Excerpt
6 All My Faith Lost …: In the Bleak Midwinter | MP3 Excerpt
7 Maroulis, Koehn and Mooney: Ave Maria
8 Ego Likeness: What Child Is This?
9 Ericah Hagle: Hanerot Halalu | MP3 Excerpt
10 Mirabilis: Wexford Carol | MP3 Excerpt
11 Forrest Fang: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen MP3 Excerpt
12 Forrest Fang: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
(Ambient Remix) MP3 Excerpt
Disc 2 Non-Traditionals
1 Black Tape for a Blue Girl: Forbidden Colors
(theme from “Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence”) | MP3 Excerpt
2 Paulina Cassidy: Snow Queen | MP3 Excerpt
3 Unto Ashes: King of Frost
4 KatzKab: My Sad Wishlist | MP3 Excerpt
5 Unextraordinary Gentlemen: Carriage Driven Horses | MP3 Excerpt
6 Autumn’s Grey Solace: Through the Snowy Trees | MP3 Excerpt
7 Lovespirals: Happy Holidays
8 My Last Duchess: Cradle Song | MP3 Excerpt
9 Paulina Cassidy: Angels We Have Heard | MP3 Excerpt
10 Erik Wøllo: Crystal Bells 1 | MP3 Excerpt
11 Erik Wøllo: Crystal Bells 2 | MP3 Excerpt
Ornamental ~ Various Artists | 2012 2-CD $14
Spread holiday cheer and buy
Take the chill off the long, dark winter nights with this merry-cholic potpourri of Yuletide moments. This holiday 2-CD set contains 20 previously-unreleased tracks recorded exclusively for this compilation as well as three tracks only available on obscure compilations. It’s an artfully-wrapped holiday treat direct from your favorite Projekt artists with some well-chosen guests.
Stuff your stocking with Projekt’s special blend of steampunk, dark cabaret, gothic, dreampop, Medieval and ethereal-flavored winter classics. Ornamental celebrates in style with one disc of holiday traditionals and one disc of originals in a holiday mood, all designed to woefully delight your friends and puzzle a few of your family members
Black Tape for a Blue Girl presents their first new recording since 2009’s 10 Neurotics: a lush cover of “Forbidden Colours” (theme from the 1985 David Bowie film, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence written by David Sylvian / Ryuichi Sakamoto). It’s a haunting, neo-classical track in the vein of their Remnants of a Deeper Purity album, with lush cello from Unwoman; a track that’s sure to put some spice in your wassail.
Fall under the haunting spell of Jill Tracy’s 16th century lament “Coventry Carol” and frolic to the Steampunk legend Abney Park’s “Jingle Bells.” Florida’s Autumn’s Grey Solace charms with the ethereal shoegaze of “Through the Snowy Trees,” while France’s KatzKab wishes you a Joyeux Noël with their perverted Santa-tale, “My Sad Wishlist.” There’s also new music from Unto Ashes, LoveSpirals, Forrest Fang, Erik Wøllo, and noted cover-artist Pauline Cassidy.
And it wouldn’t be Projekt, without amazing ambient / electronic music. Forrest Fang and Erik Wøllo each close out a disc with an extended soundscape for your snowy fireplace relaxation.
An ethereal tinged holiday experience.
About the cover: The cover features Deerboy and Sapling sharing secrets by Canadian artist Paulina Cassidy. She taps into a world of magical creatures, creating and sharing her own brew of whimsy. Her unique vision and fanciful designs are collected worldwide. She is creator of the Paulina Tarot, the Joie de Vivre Tarot, and The Faerie Guidance Oracle. In addition to her visual art, Paulina is a songwriter. She now resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband and two cats. Website: paulina.ws