the vendetta suite "the world in winter"

"A mix to ease the Yuletide hangover with a glass of dry sherry and a jazz woodbine or two“, that’s how Gary Irwin, the man behind the project by the lovely name The Vendetta Suite, describes his christmas contribution. We totally agree as a mix almost can’t get cozier than this one. It’s xmas-stuff without being xmas kitsch, something you could even listen with your mom without feeling embarrased.

No easy task, but not for Gary. This irishman has been around for ages and is probably best known for his work with David Holmes, acting as engineer on Holmes' This Film's Crap Let's Slash The Seats and co-wrote Love Reign Over Me on his The Holy Pictures album, plus a range of remixes the duo undertook for names like Alter Ego, Richie Hawtin, and Andrew Weatherall. Gary also produced Techno as C.P.U. and Synthetic Science for David's Exploding Plastic Inevitable label. Last week he's released the 6-track Solar Lodge 23 E.P. on Italy's Hell Yeah! which we highly recommend as a gift to yourself and beloved music lovers.






01. Cults Percussion Ensemble - Circles

02. The Swan And The Lake - Waiting For Spring

03. Tri Atma - Natürliche Liebe

04. Michael Chapman - Plain Old Bob Has A Hoedown

05. Roger Roger & Nino Nardini - La Bonbonnière à Musique

06. Ralph Lundsten - Vintermusic (Christmas)

07. Jack Cutter - Gift Of Our Father (Future Mix)

08. JP Massiera - Bonne Annee

09. Paul Muriat - O Tannebaum

10. Joseph Byrd - Silent Night

11. Dean & Britta - Old Toy Trains

12. Mary Epworth - Snow Queen

13. Sufjan Stevens - Ding Dong

14. Duke Pearson - Sleigh Ride

15. Lee Perry - Christmas Dub

16. Bjork - Frosti

17. The Lines - Silver Bells

18. The Singers Unlimited - Caroling, Caroling

19. The Vendetta Suite - Three Days In December

20. Michael Rother - Fontana Di Luna

21. JD Twitch - Psylent Night

22. Bell Gardens - Joan's Ambulance  

23. Joseph Byrd - The Holly And The Ivy

24. Paul Bonneau - Extase

25. The Seeger Sisters - The Twelve Apostles

26. Dean & Britta - He's Coming Home


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oh yeah, by the way: a jazz woodbine is something we call sportzigarette, but you probably guessed already.

Cover artwork xmas-revisited by Andrea Amaducci.