Saturday, November 27, 2010
Bella Ruse, a self-described minimalist folk duo, did work (as in "do work, son") putting together this 4 song EP to send out as a Christmas card/gift. It was such a hit that they offered it up to us, the plebeians. Recorded in their living room, this album hits all the right places with me. It's soulful, elegant, and unobtrusive. They didn't fudge with the original songs too much either. Great versions of Christmas classics. I might even buy their Stocking Stuffer Download cards for friends and family.