Dark Xmas

by Zack Hagan

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Dark Xmas, the new album of audio artistry from EDM artist and producer ZACK HAGAN, was recorded in Brooklyn, NY and Nashville, TN. 3 of the 6 original songs are a result of remote collaborations between Hagan & his lifelong friend and musical compatriot, acclaimed Nashville-based banjoist Charles Butler. Butler appears on the tracks 'tao of 3 systems', 'The 7th Ring', and 'animal waiting'. These pieces began as a chance internet sharing between the two composers. Elemetary school friends growing up in Ohio, the two parted ways in the 1990s when Charles' family moved to far away Burlington, Vermont, home of the the iconic jamband Phish. Shortly after Charles' family moved from Ohio, Zack's family also moved, to Chicago, Illinois, home of house music, where Zack began his lifelong obsession with electronica. Now after decades of perfecting each of their own unique and inspiring musical voices, they're back together delivering an ever increasing variety of electronic dance music and improvisation, with a twist of Americana.


released October 16, 2012

all songs written & produced by Zack Hagan
#2, 4, 6 co-written by Charles Butler
#1 features Mabis Chase

ZACK HAGAN - Programming, Synths, Guitar, Electric bass, Vocals and Lyrics
CHARLES BUTLER - Banjo (acoustic and electric), Dulcimer, Dobro, Pedal Steel, Percussion

recorded in Brooklyn, NY and Nashville, TN
cover art by Jake Messing

(c) roc-elle records 2012




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Track Name: dark christmas
dark christmas -

it's cold in here
warm ghosts reappear
open the window to get out
let it out
Track Name: a bore today
a bore today -

my microphone does sound better than yours
i don't care what you got for your chores
and yes you know your future is such a bore today

you better get your ass down to myrtle ave
and see the girls what they have
gnarly vine who's got the time to sign
gimme my wiiiinnne

yeah yeah i got this irritable itch
and i don't care use it's it's a bitch
i wish i could reach it