Within the Cloak of Christmastime
And so this is Christmas, you can always see it, when your coming into town, once you hang it on the wall, you can never take it down. ....Xmas = magic, magic is mystery, mystery = unknown, unknown known, and children know this. Within the Cloak of Christmastime provides an idosynchratic look at what might have been and what might be in this season of love. Atonal childs piano, original homespun Christmas songs, recorded over a 7 year time frame, aspire to provide an Alice in Christmasland perspective to this season. 'Joy to the World' was found on a tape player I bought at a thrift shop...wrapped in simple paper came in a dream....a zither found in Bertha's attic, written by Joost/Krantz. Recorded at the now defunct, KJ studios in Bloomington Illinois while snow gently cascaded by the light posts situated outside the 2nd story recording studio. The patience and grace of Geoff Beran as engineer and soundscape artisan. Once upon a time there was a small boy, Troubadore. As a youth he was excited, eager, and curious when he discovered Santa in his living room....one night ....long ago....