"Tackling four Christmas standards and one Hanukkah one to
boot, the snarkily titled collection makes for a fascinating
and darkly beautiful take on a holiday album... With each song
sliding into the next like a mysterious dream, this album could
almost be the soundtrack to -- if not quite a nightmare -- a
Yuletide when dark ice rather than snow is on the ground, and
the clear winter stars are shrouded in heavy clouds."
"[The Lothars] wring sadness
and beauty from such instruments as the hammer dulcimer and
the theremin. The live improvisations sound like elegies for
Martians, or love songs for robots."
"The Lothars do an admirable
service for the credibility of theremins in modern music"
"The Lothars... produce as
many weird and wonderful ideas that can be squeezed, whooped,
whistled and screamed from these hip retro-electro antiques."
"[The Lothars] create a vibe
that's simultaneously spacy, silly, and spellbinding... The
overall atmosphere is one of adventure, rather than mere novelty."
"The Lothars conspire to create
a monstrous edifice of noise."
"...sort of like Shonen Knife
doing Merzbow covers... [The] combination of naive electronics,
self-conscious humor and gothic horror will no doubt incite
a horde of imitators."
---New York Press