Zaftig Research

It's time to start thinking about the annual Christmas compilation. The real news here is that after ten years, we've decided that the Christmas compilation has run its course. Therefore, this will be the last one. I have something in the works as a thank you gift for everyone who has participated, but we'll see how that materializes. All in all it has been a lot of fun, but I don't want to wait until it is no longer enjoyable to end the compilation series. I'm sure we will come up with other things to occupy ourselves with. I have a lot of stuff that has been on the back burner for far too long - the split series, for example. But that will have to wait for a bit.

At any rate, here is the relevant information concerning submitting a track to the final Zaftig Research Christmas compilation which, I argue, is the finest holiday compilation around. I'm sure you'll agree.

Call for Tracks

It’s summer now, but soon it will be fall and fall will become winter. And winter brings with it the annual Zaftig Research Christmas compilation. This will be the tenth year that we have done this compilation and have decided that this will be the last Christmas compilation. So if you have been watching from the sidelines, thinking, “I’ll throw something together next year,” this is your last chance. You know who you are.

After ten years of requesting tracks for this compilation, much of this may sound familiar, but here's the info anyway. Send us a track of noise, dark ambient, drone, experimental, etc. that is Christmas / holiday / winter related. This compilation is a celebration of the season, not a chance to vent how much you hate Christian holidays. If you follow some other belief system, celebrate that. After all, just about every belief system has some kind of holy time during winter. If you're new to this, check out Zaftig Research's manifesto on noise found at If this sounds good to you, send something.

If you need an idea of what kind of stuff we're looking for, take a look at past compilations, but here's who has been on the last few: Adamisgod, Azoikum, Bardoseneticcube, Bjerga-Iversen, Black Saturn, C/A/T, chalkwhitehands, Conure, ctephin, Dead Man's Hill, DJ Saint Nick, djs, DQN-kun, Flutwacht vs. Praying for Oblivion, God Flight, Goose, Gorgonized Dorks, Guignol Dangereux, Hrönir, humanextermination project, Humidex Meat Theatre, Hypnoskull, Karl Bösmann, Kenji Siratori, Learn, Artist!, mami, Megatone, Mystified, Narbenerde, Orange, Praying for Oblivion, Puffy Eyes, Sascha Neudeck, Simulacra, Stolen Light, Suspicion Breeds Confidence, The Engineer, Thee Virginal Brides, Tonal Y Nagual, Tote Stadt, Xedh, Xedh and Tüsüri, Yeti.

So here are the details. Send a 3-5 minute track on CDR to:

Brett Lunceford
6655 Zeigler Blvd. #H2
Mobile, AL 36608

The deadline for submissions is October 15 and the compilation should be out by December 1 (hopefully earlier). The deadline is firm, so if you want to be on it, send something sooner rather than later. Each contributor will receive two copies of the compilation. The release will be limited to 100 copies. If you have questions, drop me an email at