A group named Kasio Kristmas made up of Platinum and Gold-winning artists has recorded one of the most experimental Christmas albums I’ve heard in a long time.
Their album is a collection of traditional Christmas songs which blend nostalgic sounds of 1980’s arcade games, New Wave, Synth Rock, Modern Electronica, Chip Tunes, Disco, Jungle, Exotica and Electro Metal.
Each song is a completely different take on various genres, while offering homage to the strange and quirky sounds of the Casio “instrments”. They have all been carefully recorded at 96k and 24 bit.
The Casio collection includes:
VA-10, SK-1, VL-Tone, SK-5, Rapman, SA-21, EP-10, PT-07, CZ-1, TA-10, DH-100, DG-20, PG-380, Turbo Drive Calculator and Karate Fight. Special guest “Ikey” from “The Mars Volta” appears on a track with his own personal array of Casios.
Here is a sample from their CD.[audio:http://www.kasiokristmas.com/KK%20Final.mp3]
Their complete CD is available at Amazon.
And of course a video. (UPDATE: video no longer active)