Enlightenment, Under the Christmas Tree?

by Neil Burns

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All your worst seasonal nightmares come true, in a casually tuneful, disturbing mini-epic. Nothing and no-one is safe: carols, popular Christmas tunes, shopping panics and turkey dinners are bound together in deceptively cheerful wrapping, which pits smooth 60s lounge pop sounds against Reichian rhythms, in a set of (mind) expanded variations.


released December 1, 2007
Neil Burns: vocals, piano, vibraphone, marimba, untuned percussion, kit, electric bass, synth. Claire Maxwell: Flute. Christopher Norby: Clarinet. Rachel McClure: E flat horn. Adrien Crozet: Trumpet. Tom Evans: baritone sax and vocals. Lorna McLaughlin and Siobhan Shiels: vocals. Tom Hughes: cello. Recorded and mixed by Neil Burns.



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Neil Burns Downpatrick, UK

Neil Burns is a composer based in Derry & Down, N. Ireland. His work navigates the cracks between impressionism, minimalism, ambient and contemporary classical, with hints of jazz, and pop culture debris.

He also writes odd pop/jazz/folk songs with Comrade Hat and, more occasionally, electronica as Withneil and I.
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