Very Lo-Fi Christmas
Originally culled to send to a popular novelty radio personality as a sampler, A Very Lo-Fi Christmas was released in 2001 as the second compilation CD of songs from the Tape Hiss Recordings cassette catalog. Tracks hail from A Sunshine Christmas (1993), Yuletide Sensations (1994), Stocking Full of Sunshine (1995), The Hot Buttered Elves Bake a Pie (1996), and Plowed (1998). 'With such minor-key songs as Satan Claus and Nuclear Winter, The Hot Buttered Elves' A Very Lo-Fi Christmas can't be considered just another darkwave anti-ode to the holiday season. These and others like them have balanced it on a pedestal upon which few other holiday offerings have dared. And if such inscrutable refrains as 'Elf in my pocket / yeah, yeah, yeah' and 'Pieces of Santa everywhere...' set it apart from the endless spoonfuls of feel good Christmas pablum we are annually served, all the better. With incomparably oblique songs as Larry Was A Yule Log, Lo-Fi decomposes some of the most mundane and ubiquitous Christmas imagery into absurd antithesis.' - www.christmasreviews.com.