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The 21st Century Doomsday Spectacular (Netherota Records. 2012) - a raw, funny and at times haunting journey through the frets and insecurities of the new modern age. Anger is filtered though humor in songs like “My Opinion” and the bouncy “I Can’t Find a Toy for My Baby” (inspired by his real-life experience with toys recalled for lead content). Introspection emerges in the vocal layers of songs like “I Don’t Know Why” and “Figures”. And he is utterly frank, and funny, with “The Truth about Drugs,” the the consumer consciousness raising “Crap” as well as “Thinking about Anti-Homosexuality”.
Michael Avalone’s Tales Of The Frightened (Oglio Records, 2010) – Actor Vernon Wells (Commando, The Road Warrior) tells these tales of terror from the classic collection of short stories by Michael Avalone. Featuring original scores and instrumental pieces by Eban Schletter. These stories haven’t been released on album since Boris Karlof recorded them in the early 1960’s.
“…pure, horrific fun from start to finish with Wells sounding somewhat similar to Karloff and Schletter’s music never missing a beat.” NO DEPRESSION
“This would be an ideal disc to play on a portable CD player around a campfire.” SKOPE
“Wells’ readings are deeper-voiced and more physical than the delicately theatrical work of Karloff, which makes these re-tellings complementary rather than repetitious … Schletter’s soundtrack is similarly bold, using ghostly vocals, heartbeat bass lines, discordant blasts, Theremin, feedback and reverb to immerse you in the next dimension of horror.” HYPERBOLIUM
Eban Schletter’s Cosmic Christmas (Oglio Records. 2009) - A holiday concept album depicting the journey of a long lost military satellite which encounters the mysterious energy of Christmas Spirit deep in space. Holiday standards are performed on Theremin and original material features the vocal talents of Grant Lee Phillips, Crissy Guerrero, Tracy DeNisy, Kris McGaha, Daamen Krall, Paula Kelley, Aaron Tap, Mark Rivers.
“Eban Schletter’s Cosmic Christmas is one of the most original Christmas albums in years. It offers some very nice electronic exotica, some lovely theremin work and best of all, something daringly different.” SYNTHTOPIA
“Schletter offers up a sonic weave that takes the spirit of the season beyond the nativity scene in front of the local hardware store, creating a holiday space opera for the ages.” JAMBANDS
“You know that one friend or family member who is always listening to weird music (we all have that person in our life). Well, here’s a CD that will literally blow their mind.” VINDY
“You know that old sci-fi movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still”—not the crappy Keanu Reeves remake, but the original one? Imagine if the spaceship opened and a giant silver Santa robot came lumbering out. It’s kind of like that.” - Top 10 Weirdest Christms Albums, #7 - METROMIX
“Is this wonderfully weird or nuttier than a fruitcake?” WILTON VILLAGER
“Surprisingly engaging and less gimmicky than you might think, thanks to charming original songs dressed up in Brian Wilson-inspired harmonies” LOS ANGELES TIMES
Eban Schletter’s Witching Hour (Oglio Records. 2008) - a crypt full of creepy original songs and spells to raise the dead. Featuring the vocal talents of Paul F. Tompkins, Dave Foley, Grant-Lee Phillips, Jill Sobule, Tom Kenny, Samm Levine, Dave (Gruber) Allen, Scott Aukerman, Daamen Krall, Kris McGaha, Crissy Guerrero, Tracy DeNisi, Laura Milligan and Carla Jimenez.
“Watcha got here is one of the best-produced Halloween albums you’ll ever hear.” Kids Music That Rocks
“I can’t recall anyone taking on this type of adventure since the 60’s. … Different, crazed, Dr. Demento approved …” SKOPE
“THIS is what the Halloween spirit is all about. … Witching Hour is awesome… ” INK 19
Hollywood Free-For-All (Netherota Records, 2003) - An eclectic mix of country, folk and pop songs tell stories of wonder and disillusionment. Self-released with no fanfare during a year jam packed with film and TV projects, Hollywood Free-For-All has been called “the hidden gem” of Eban’s body of work.
Features “Sea Star”, “Disillusioned” and “Let’s go to Las Vegas and get married”
The Civilian (Netherota Records, 2000) - A modern piece of “program music” for pipe organ depicting a journey which begins with the hurried anonymity of a bleak urban existence, progresses through the turmoil of following an inner passion, and resolves with the blossoming of a life’s quest.
“…decidedly picturesque and moody, The Civilian offers an often-edgy getaway into the darkened recesses of your imagination.” AmbiEntrance
Frontiers (Netherota Records, 1997) - The soundtrack for a journey through outer - and inner - space. Often ominous and strange, periodically dipping into waves of ethereal vocal atmosphere.
“Mood music (with an emphasis on the music) for twisted times… Schletter’s arrangements are evocative and interestingly structured… ” AmbiEntrance
Three Payments (Netherota Records, 1996) – Lo-fi drinking songs geared for a party of one, written during a time of heartbreak, loss and transition.
“[Schletter’s] songwriting and arrangements are creative and fresh while retaining ties to the honky tonk of yesteryear.” COUNTRY STANDARD TIME
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Netherota Records, 2011) - featuring The Section Quartet and the vocals of Crissy Guerrero, Tracy DeNisi, Laura Milligan, Pinky Turzo and Dave (Gruber) Allen.
“an elaborately designed, often discordant, but quite fascinating score, every bit as expressively expressionistic as the story it supports” BUYSOUNDTRAX
“Eban Schletter has created a dark masterpiece with his soundtrack to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. His neo-retro and very creepy style are expressive and theatrical.” MuzikReviews
Drawn Together: The Uncensored Soundtrack (Comedy Central Records, 2010) - songs from all three seasons of “Drawn Together” and “The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie”
“La La Labia, Drunk ass Bitch, Black Chick Tongue, And Smashy Crashy Die Die Die are finally Available, Yay! This is a super fun collection for fans of the equally entertaining, though offensive show.” GLEE SOUNDTRACK LIST
Scores and songs from the films “Run Ronnie Run” and “Dumb & Dumberer”. Includes “The Ballad of Ronnie Dobbs”, “How High The Mountain” and “The Golden Rule Song” (winner of the DVD Exclusive Award for best song).
For promotional purposes only. To get a copy, send your address to: email@example.com
SpongeBob CD releases:
“Music from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie”
“SpongeBob’s Greatest Hits”
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Dr. Inferno Jr. BattleBots CD single (Netherota Records, 2002) Gothic industrial robot combat music inspired by the Battlebots light weight champion “Dr. Inferno Jr.” Contains Omen-esque vocals and bonus track.
Mouser Mecha-Catbot BattleBots CD single (Netherota Records, 2001) Power pop theme song for the superstar Battlebot “Mouser Mecha-Catbot” features vocals by Olivia Olson - recorded a year before her stunning performance in “Love Actually”.
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Greasy Kid Stuff 2: More Songs From Inside The Radio (Confidential Recordings, 2004) - ”Mouser Mecha-Catbot”
Music To Lose Your Knickers By (It’s A Chick, 2003) – “Attack Of The 50ft Woman”, “Bourbon On The Rocks”
- - - OTHER PROJECTS - - -
In addition to his own records, Eban has contributed to a variety of other projects:
All Over Your Face by Garfunkel & Oates – produced several tracks; the rest produced by the fabulous Mike Phirman, plus one track produced by Alexander Burke who played vibes on Cosmic Christmas.
2009 Comedy Death Ray X-Mas CD - compilation (A Special Thing Records) – produced several tracks including Paul F. Tompkins’ “Xmas Ben” and Matt Besser’s “Bjork Sings Silent Night”
2010 Comedy Death Ray X-Mas CD – compilation (A Special Thing Records) – produced several tracks plus performed “Song Of The Working Elves”.
Kevin and Bean: The Real Slim Santa - compilation (KROQ, 2000) “Rudolf The Nine Inch Reindeer” by Bobcat Goldthait
The Edge Of Venice by Tom Freund (2011) - Thereminist on the track “Fire Trucks”
Aenima by Tool (Zoo Entertainment, 1996) - Organist for “Intermission”
Deceptively True by True Margrit (Armin Hammer Productions, 1999) – Drums on various tracks.
Hyperplush by Michael Moreira – Drums, Organ, Piano
Cinnamon Girl: Women Artists Cover Neil Young – Compilation - (American Laundromat Records 2008) – keyboards “Down By The River” by Jill Sobule & John Doe
East Bay Bands Project – Second and Franklin Vol.1 – Compilation - (Hick disc Records, 1993) – keyboards on “Ivory Tower” by Bedlam Court
- (Lookout Records, 1992) - The Mystery Experience – T-Shirt Commercial: Drums and Backup Vocals on “T-Shirt Commercial” by The Mystery Experience (Song By Jon Von, Janis Tanaka on Bass)
- - - PREVIOUS BANDS - - -
The New Sheridans
Burnt by Stone Fox (Piece Of Mind, 1993) – Drums on Candee
Totally Burnt by Stone Fox – re-release of Burnt with bonus tracks: Drums on Candee, London & Cruisin’ (Mans Ruin, 1998)