Mixtape Alert: You’ve Been Sick

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This mixtape is my love letter to psychological horror; to every abandoned asylum, possessed surgeon, and blood-splattered nurse to haunt the big screen.

You’ve Been Sick.mp3

For this journey to insanity, I took inspiration from modern psychological horror, dada, and early industrial / experimental music. I really tried to turn the sick factor up to eleven. If you aren’t inspired to vomit at least once, then I’ve failed on all counts.

(Some of these songs are available in standalone version for free on my Bandcamp page.)

Track list:

  1. The Silly Doctor – You’ve Been Sick (00:00)
  2. NON – Iron Destiny (05:11)
  3. Faust / Nurse With Wound – Tu M’Entends? (06:47)
  4. John Carpenter – This Is Not A Dream (14:16)
  5. The Silly Doctor – Enter The Rabbit (14:52)
  6. Jason Herrboldt – Don’t Flail Me Now (19:52)
  7. Coil – Cathedral In Flames (Patricia Willard Mix) (25:07)
  8. ‘Laid Back’ Larry Summersby & His Orchestra – Sailin’ Thru (The Silly Doctor Remix) (32:00)
  9. Jason Herrboldt – I Don’t Really Come From Outer Space (38:13)
  10. Coil vs iGod – Herald The Barenaked Chickens (42:44)
  11. The Silly Doctor – The Caretaker (43:38)
  12. Nurse With Wound – The Six Buttons Of Sex Appeal (51:25)
  13. Coil – Things Happen (56:29)
  14. Jason Herrboldt – Who Are You Talking To? (60:58)
  15. Ennio Morricone – Containment (65:34)
  16. The Silly Doctor – Le Parapluie Casse De Pierre Schaeffer (66:33)
  17. The Silly Doctor – Norway Or The Highway (72:07)
  18. The Silly Doctor – Tardive Dyskinesia (78:25)

 

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Huge thanks to the following musicians and filmmakers for their unwitting help. These artists appeared on the mix in one form or another (no contribution is too small), but in the interest of space they were not acknowledged on the track list. Most of the sounds from the artists below were used in audio collage crash-ups under my project pseudonym The Silly Doctor. This mixtape wouldn’t even be one tenth as cool without these stellar (and again, completely unwitting) contributors.

A very special thanks to the sound crew that worked on the 1999 House On Haunted Hill remake. The music from the saturation chamber sequence played backwards forms the backbone of the opening track, and sets the mood beautifully.

As always, thank you dafont.com for the cover art font, and TwistedWave for the bonkers sound effects and audio editing tools.

Regards and apologies to…

  • Big Mouse
  • Climax Golden Twins
  • ELpH
  • Hecker
  • Jefferson Airplane
  • John Wiese
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen
  • Nash Kontroll
  • Nautical Almanac
  • Negativland
  • Psychic TV
  • Ray Noble & His Orchestra
  • Sociopath Recordings
  • Spencer Yeh
  • Steve Reich
  • Swans
  • The Trip Receptacles Radio Show Archives
  • Tony Wakeford

Audio from the movie…

  • 12 Monkeys (1995)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Eraserhead (1977)
  • The Forgotten (2004)
  • Frailty (2001)
  • The Game (1997)
  • Grave Encounters (2011)
  • Hellraiser (1987)
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
  • House On Haunted Hill (1999)
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
  • Madhouse (2004)
  • The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
  • Pi (1998)
  • Prince of Darkness (1987)
  • Session 9 (2001)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • The Thing (1982)
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

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