A young Oscar Smit (DJ and music journalist) falls in love with the torrential music of the Christmas recording by Phil Spector, “A Christmas Gift For You”; and since then, he has been obsessed with all the versions, albums and songs which have something to do with Christmas time.
On the other hand, he is also a true fan of dark and experimental music, and knows largely the underground scene which arose in the 80ies; an international movement with a working philosophy totally “DIY”, which used to distribute most of their publications by post and cassette format. So he tries to follow the possible common points between both passions, but soon realizes that they are basically nonexistent. Far from getting discouraged, he starts up an unusual project: to ask these bands, just known by a few and which he loves so much, to record their own Christmas tracks.
This is how in 1984 “Oscar’s X-Mas Carols” is born; the first cassette compilated by Oscar in his own imprint, Noel Records, which would be followed by two more; “Santa Claus Comes” (1985) and “Is That You Santa Claus?” (1987). “X-mas Card From Outer Space (Oscar X-Mas Carols 1984-1987)” is a selection of the best tracks of these three cassettes.
- Edition of 400 copies.
- Laminated translucent sleeve, hand stamped (12”x12”).
- Complete with dossier including liner notes by Oscar Smit, band bios, photos and download code.
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