It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

from by Joel Abbott

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I always save my favorite song for track seven (it’s where Beck put “Where It’s At” on Odelay). Anyway, my intention on this song was to put together a song in the genre of trance. I didn’t quite hit the mark, but the song is still very danceable. What sets this song, and most songs on the album, apart from real house or trance music is that I am constantly pushing the melody and countermelody. I rarely give the bass and backbeat any time to just fill in eight or sixteen bars–I always feel the need to fill it in with melody and other cleverness.


from Christmas and Glowsticks, track released November 9, 2009
All instruments and arrangements by Joel Abbott



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