I recorded "WMX8 EP" at home, the weekend before I was going to drive to Toronto to meet with fellow co-workers at the wrestling webzine I was working for at the time for WrestleMania 18 (or as it was stylized at the time, "X8"). An initial session on Saturday, March 9, 2002, resulted in the EP's first two songs, which is when I hit upon a plan: I decided to record a new song every night between then and Tuesday, master the EP and burn some CDR copies on Wednesday, and take the copies with me to give to my co-workers. The titles were picked out long beforehand; I had conceived of the album as being the soundtrack to the forthcoming weekend's fun and in that souvenir sort of way, it definitely served its purpose. The reception went down well enough to try distributing the EP through MP3.com
, which ended up closing months later. I later reissued the EP digitally through iTunes in 2006, allowing the album to exist there until October of 2007 when I decided to pull the album.
This edition of the album has been digitally remastered from the existing digital master recordings, as a way to help hype and fund my forthcoming release from my new synth project Moog Otaku Club. A second CD-length release featuring two followup maxisingles and some unreleased material will follow in April of 2014, and the first Moog Otaku Club release will be in late May or early June of this year.
released April 1, 2014
Produced, Engineered, Written, Composed, Arranged, Mixed and Performed by CJ Marsicano
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at The Duck Sanctuary, Hazleton, PA, USA
Recorded and Mixed between March 9-12, 2002, with the exception of the basic tracks of "Angel Song" which were recorded in mid-September 2001.
Sequenced and Originally Mastered on March 13, 2002
Remastered for the 12th Anniversary Reissue in February 2014
All instruments played (keyboards, five-string bass, drum machine, drum loops, guitar) by CJ Marsicano
Originally released privately as a very limited set of self-copied CDRs on March 16, 2002.
Released March 28, 2002 by RBD Recordings via MP3.com
Re-Released Briefly on iTunes via Tunecore in 2006.
12th Anniversary Remastered Edition released March 25, 2014