Eric San Juan

 Music for Weird Tales (2008)

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01 – Margaret Brundage Whipping Scene (1:00)
02 – The 85 (1:03)
03 – Baird’s 13 (1:00)
04 – Tragedy For Aged Antiquarian (1:00)
05 – Weirdism (1:03)
06 – Blasphemous Horrors (1:01)
07 – De Vermis Mysteriis (1:01)
08 – Queen of the Black Coast (1:01)
09 – September 1954 (1:00)
10 – Sturgeon Tells Dorothy No (1:03)
11 – Farnsworth Contemplates Mountains (1:00)
12 – The Ashes of Lovecraft (1:00)
13 – The 13th Song (1:01)

NOTES: 13 one-minute soundtracks to creepy films that do not yet exist. After hearing some m2, I was asked to contribute music to a viral video marketing campaign for Weird Tales magazine. Naturally, I agreed. These 13 short pieces were the result. Some samples courtesy of Stanley Lieber. Please check out his music. I like it.

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The IMWAN Project (2007)

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1) Thursday Needs More Cream (1:42)
2) Upsy Daisy Should Be A Real Flower (1:22)
3) Weird How That All Worked Out (2:32)
4) Feeling Misty (No Means No) (1:32)
5) When Seven Met Green (1:51)
6) Whichever Whosits Is What Now? (2:01)
7) I Hate You (But Not As Much As You Think I Do) (1:44)
8) Morbid Lesson (1:52)
9) Ouch (1:02)
10) Overcome By The Fits (1:23)

NOTES — A great big in-joke for the folks at IMWAN. All song titles by David Alan Carr. First half of this is “analog,” the second half is “electronic.” Or whatever.

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Tracing the Past (2007)

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1) Tracing the Past
2) Misery

NOTES — Done as a joke for the people at IMWAN, poking fun at a comic artist. The flip side is a rough recording of a song that would end up on an X-Sweet record. I can’t remember who did the cover art, but I’m PRETTY sure it was Hugh Cherry.

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Music To Trip To: The 1994 X-mas Single (1994)

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1) Oceans of Rebellion
2) In The Library
3) Water Torture
4) Forgetting Prozac
5) Drunk In My Lawyer’s Office
6) Hangover On Sunday

NOTES – The first ever recording I released to the public (which is to say, gave it to friends). Handed out on cassettes, recorded over ‘cassingles’ I happened to have, so sound quality varies immensely. Made up in some degree of samples — did not have technology, so all I did was play tapes in my four-track and record them — but you know, whatever. “Water Torture” was partially recorded with my old roommate John Donovan’s guitar. “Forgetting Prozac” is the feedback outro of a song I (regrettably) threw out years ago, “Fat Boy Need Love Too,” recorded about a great actor who did not deserve such ridicule. As of November 28, 2009, I am SERIOUSLY thinking about releasing a 15th anniversary remastered recording of this, with bonus tracks.