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Various Artists / An Illect Recordings Christmas Recording
Album:An Illect Recordings Christmas Recording Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Various Artists Added:11/2011
Label:Illect Recordings 

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1.Sun, 18 Dec 11:LJH Staff
Lift Jesus Higher

Album Review
Daniel
Reviewed 2011-12-04 
This Hip Hop inspired Christmas album is a throwback to 1990s hip hop with most of the tracks using jazzy drum kits and scratching samples. If you like east-coast style hip hop and appreciate musical simplicity with a solid, positive message, this one's for you for this season. No FCC violations. Suggested tracks: 1,4,5,7,8,9,10.

1- (4:00)Old school sound similar to Digable Planets, heavy piano samples and "tape"-style drum kits and synths. Highlights Christmas activities and fun. Smooth beat.
2- (2:34)Sample heavy, med-tempo, blue-grass guitar intro, hard east-coast hip hop style drums and scratching.
3- (3:15) Bell sounds carry this jam and the catchy chorus. Shotout to LL Cool J on the frequently used expression "It's Jinglin' Baby, Go 'Head Baby."
4- (4:37)Cutest child voice on the intro singing Hark The Herald Angels Sing. More serious song and reflected in the beat; scratched in samples, battle-beat style, stripped down, not many instruments.
5- (3:09)Hard drum/orchestra hits layered for emphasis. Creepy synth sounds, organs and syncopated hi-hats carry the beat. Flute sounds add flavor.
6- (3:33)Happy-sounding, up-tempo beat created with a nice piano sample, a sine/woodwind sound, a nice "clap", and hi hats that sound like bells jingling or a maracas. "Too bad the season goes by so fast."
7- (2:25)Motown/bluesy song emphasized by a smooth baseline and jazzy drums and nice vocals (singing).
8- (5:19)Bass heavy with nice guitar keeping the melody, overlayed with mellow synth sounds...and a whistle at times in the background. @ 2:25 there is a very nice musical breakdown. Interesting sample of Hark the Herald Angels Sing plays later in the background as the music rides out.
9- (3:30)Crazy synths used as the bassline overlayed with another synth-piano sound, basic drum kit make for the canvas used to paint what family time over the Christmas Season can be like.
10- (2:07)God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman played on the harp, sampled carries this beat. Jazzy drums and harp samples. Effects on the vocals make the vocals sound like speaking through a megaphone. Short song.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Sintax The Terrific Snow Day
2.Scribbling Idiots Jingle Bell Knock
3.L.A. Symphony It's Christmas
4.Sintax The Terrific Immanuel
5.Page One, Theory Hazit, Mg! The Visionary, Dj Because We Three Kings
6.L.A. Symphony Christmas Song
7.Elias Maria
8.Caramel Skillington Salvation's Army
9.Sivion Celebrate The Son
10.Sintax The Terrific Lament Of The Diamond Star