What do you get when you mix about a dozen musicians (including members of The Animals & The Police) with a lot of drugs? An acid psych opus! What do you get when you package it in a prefab jacket with stock christmas art and a festive title? Total confusion! We hypothesize that if you take enough drugs you may think this private press treasure is a holiday album...but we’re not so sure.
Little is known about the group A Letter Home and their home-studio recorded, private press release. The title, as well as the cover and its stock vintage holiday card design, indicate that this album is some sort of ode to Christmas past, but upon listening there is no sign of Yuletide joy, nary a jingle or jangle nor mention of sugar plums, reindeer sleighs, or figgy pudding.
With an ever shifting lineup of musicians and singers that differ from song to song, it’s likely that these recording sessions were more about sharing in an experience and communal bonding than they were about releasing an actual album. No reason for press photos or an advertising campaign. Just music for the sake of - and the love of - creating music.
Check out this great review in Ugly Things Magazine!
Also available on LP!
Future, Past, Present • Child In Question • In The U.S.A. • The Question • River Tyne • I Believe • Who Are You? • Listen • Try! • Relax