Exclusive download: My Origami Christmas Tree

Who says Moogieman is a joyless scrooge, entirely lacking in festive spirit? Well you’re probably right but nonetheless he’s making an exclusive seasonal download available to likees of the moogieman facebook page.

The download is a brand new recording of My Origami Christmas tree, a song written last year for a Christmas gig at the Isis Farmhouse.

Moogieman told the story behind the song in a blog entry last December.

I came across this design while doing research for my work Christmas tree competition. We ended up building a white 6-tier version plus trunk topped with a small stellated dodecahedron. The whole thing is about 80 cm high.

While folding one of the tiers I had the idea of writing a song called My Origami Christmas Tree, set in Japan, about a lonely hikikomori creating an origami coniferous forest in his tiny one-room flat. The story is based partially on a real-life character, Wataru Ito, who built an entire model city using a knife, glue and craft paper.

However, I’ve also attempted to bring in more general aspects of Christmas in Japan and inject a modicum of romance.

Anyone who wants to get hold of the track just has to ‘like’ the facebook page before 26 December and you’ll be sent a link to the song’s bandcamp page along with a code to enter. And of course, if you’re already a likee you’ll be sent it before Christmas.


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