Antherius – Distant Christmas

Antherius has released a Christmas-themed album that looks to provide listeners with an idea of how Antherius perceives the holiday. Over the course of 14 tracks, Antherius is able to craft a number of distant compositions that create a overall cohesive, cogent, and compelling sound. 

Distant Christmas is an instrumental track that is able to call forth many earlier memories that one will have of the season. There is a rich narrative quality to this introduction that will color listeners’ expectations for the rest of Distant Christmas. Gesu Bambino (The Infant Jesus) is a soft and sedate song that is able to weave a rich narrative through little more than synthesizers. The rising and falling action present in this track will have listeners focused in to the release. Sing We Now of Christmas is a slower and more intimate sounding track. The effort rises into a bright sound, with strings taking the place of a chorus. Ding Dong! Merrily on High possesses a quicker tempo and draws upon traditional Christmas standards along with a more religious sort of sound.

Distant Christmas’  O Come, O Come, Emmanuel has a tremendous gravity to the track. There is a bit of wonder that is interspersed here as listeners are brought into the final section of the album. With songs like Jingo Jango and the Canon of St. Nicholas, Antherius is able to reach to the edges of holiday music and keep fans involved in the final strains of the recording. Distant Christmas covers a lot of ground, establishing new holiday standards while building off of the framework of holiday classics. Check the album out today.

Top Tracks: Gesu Bambino (The Infant Jesus), Sing We Now of Christmas, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Rating: 8.6/10

Antherius – Distant Christmas / 2017 Self Released / 14 Tracks /

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Author: James McQuiston

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