I have always loved Christmas. I find that it is a perfect time to look into oneself, think about the past year and what lies ahead. The shortest days of the year always signify the birth of the new for me – like a true pagan 🙂
For several years now (since 2006), I have gotten together with my talented friends and recorded a Christmas song. Every year it has been about feelings past, hopes for the future, memories, friends and this year is no different. This years song is written by Eva Mustonen and describes the prevalent feelings this Christmas. It is dark and wet and warm – nothing like Nordic people are used to. However, we still know how to decorate our homes and hearts to get into the Christmas spirit and feel warm.
Lyrics, melody and vocals by Eva Mustonen
Bass guitar Indrek Haav
Guitar, keyboards and production Ivo Krustok
Recorded December 2013 in Västerås, Sweden and Tartu, Estonia. Many thanks to Y-Galerii for letting us record there and to Eva Krustok for filming.
So yeah… I promised two more videos in November and I barely got the one made. I present to you a song I wrote some time in the Spring of 2013. At the time I had trouble with anxiety and I wrote it down with an addition of some artistic freedom. I had an old guitar riff which suited nicely and so the song was born. The second video, where I discuss mental health on its own will be coming in the next few days. November was more than I had bargained for and I was quite busy because of it. For now, enjoy the song:
In related news, I have updated all my music sites online to have a matching style. In addition to Youtube, where you can see all my nice videos, I have made my songs available for streaming and downloading.
First of all there is the old and fallen giant MySpace. They dont offer much but the design is nice: https://www.myspace.com/krustok
Secondly we have BandCamp. I really love this platform and advise all musicians to consider publishing their music there. In addition to free streaming and downloading you can select whichever amount of money for supporting my music while downloading: http://ivokrustok.bandcamp.com/
Finally we have Soundcloud. This platform is quite nice as well and I like having my tracks available there: https://soundcloud.com/krustok