Ahhhhh, Christmas Eve. A time for sitting and listening to music that transports you. This is what I have been wrapping presents to this year, sipping mulled wine and eating mince pies.
First up is the incredible Golau Glau with their Silver Tear EP.
The first track "Nowell" is a fantastic mix of instrumental and soundscape capturing how Christmas music mingles with the everyday at this time of year, puncturing the mundane with the magical.
The title track recreates the Christmas tale in a new piece of star-based folklore. Lovely to hear the unique Golau Glau vocal again. First fell in love with this voice on the superb Close Encounters track "Seeing this Shape". Suits Christmas perfectly.
We end with the ethereal Night of the Star. Three great tracks. Watch out for more from Golau Glau in 2014.
Next a spooky mix of music and spoken word from the godlike Melmoth the Wanderer. This mingles extracts from "Box of Delights" and other nostalgic treats with a beautiful selection of ethereal wonder.
Finally settle down for a warm and toasty mix from "Evening of Light".
All very calming this Christmas.
Here's to a successful and fun 2014