The years spanning the middle of the decade he started experimenting with more styles including Soundtrack, Hardcore and Spoken Word. The start of the year 2007 saw him releasing a series of New Age relaxation CDs, a clear Mutant trait (Changing sound). Beyond 2007 Juan has perhaps not been as productive, putting together monotonous 20 + minute songs of repeated samples, sometimes even duplicating his output. It is not unusual for one of his albums to have 150+ tracks even ranging up to 250. His music is a little like early Psychic Paramount (i.e.
the Origins and Primitives album) but has an original sound that is unclassifiable. You can buy one of his 10+ hour magnum opuses online on iTunes or CDBaby for less than 10 dollars. It's so worth it. He sometimes works with John Fox of Ultravox fame, and he also works alone.
If you like newer folk/psych/noise Juan is definitely worth checking out. Also, if you just like mellow, psychedelic grooves without much percussion you should also check out Juan. If you like Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV and bands influenced by these projects, you'll definitely dig most of Juan Mutant's prodigious output. At times, as on the Follow the Dolar album, he seems to be playing with a full band and sounds like some strange post-punk band that never saw the light of day in the early eighties.
On that same album, however, there are touches of psychedelia and industrial music. The one constant with Juan Mutant is that his music is ever-changing, and varied. He just needs wider recognition in the United States so he can tour here and blow all our minds. Breakdown of albums: Number 1/Iris is Missing: The 1st Juan Mutant release, it is a good insight into what Juan does with guitar, vocals and samples. 22/8/69 / The White House Red: An elaboration of Iris is Missing, contains some duplicates but also new material, in particular the tracks on the last disc (tracks 140-150), a taster of his industrial music. Dat recorder/Erased Data is mis-titled and is in fact "Outsider" De Eenheid - Sampler: Some of the more psychedelic industrial music Juan made in the early 90s.
50 tracks which provide a good overview of Deliriant Mutant and other tracks recorded in Europe. Master Plan Kaputt/Boris Karloff y las Guadañas: MIDI-esque tracks with no vocals. A good representation of Juan as a composer and shows what he can do with melody. 12 tracks of the album Cold Static appears early on and there are tracks put together with e-Jay on some of which are actually good. Sparse repetition from 1st two albums. Follow the Dollar: Juan's 1st cohesive album, a double with a clear division between the two discs.
The 1st disc is more song oriented. The 2nd disc while containing songs has extended jams half the way through. More than half of Deliriant Mutant's songs appear on this album. Look out for the excellent "Let The Ignorance of Desire grow" and the tearing "Dishwasher" on disc 1 and "I Can Hear You" on disc 2 Baby Power: Catalog Numbers: 2004 irisismissing: Iris Is Missing jrc: The White House Red deennheid: The Sampler nadjapagana: Follow the Dolar babypower: Nadja Pagana Kreativ System Buenos Aires Argentina jrc2: Boris Karloff y las Guadañas juanmutant2: Today I Woke Up and Was Back to Life 2005 juanmutant3: I don't have that album juanmutant4: Juan Mutant vs Tnatum Nauj juanmutant5: The end of Deliriant Mutant juanmutant6: Pink House Red juanmutant7: The Real Sampler 2006 juanmutant8: Iconoclasta juanmutant9: My 1st Opera efx1: Extreme File X Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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