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Bio :: Eric Scott

BIO Eric Scott is a composer, producer, artist, writer, DJ and sound designer from Santa Monica, California. He brings over 25 years’ consultative experience as principal and founder of Day For Night, a digital creative studio for art, design, music and video.

Coming from a background in the advertising production industry where he established himself as a sound designer and audio engineer, Eric broke out to work independently in 1991. A boutique independent music label, Day For Night boasts original catalogue of electronic, abstract, dream pop and avant-garde-jazz-classical music releases. Solo recordings (under an absurdistly lengthy variety of pseudonyms, based more upon genre than personnel) include 3 Mains (1991), The Performing Man (1993), Paris – A Musical Overpass (1995), Found1 – A Stone (2006), The Inner Cinema (2007) and Junction – Another Train Leaving (2007).

Eric Scott Day For Night selfie
Eric Scott Day For Night (selfie)

Eric has also worked under the names Rhythm Factory, Bluebottles, Found, Mr. No-Logo, Künstfabriken, King FM and as one half of the duo Salvador Dalek, all released on auteur label Day For Night. In 2011 alone, Eric has remixed a broad variety of artists in diverse styles, from Euro-Israeli pop chanteuse Keren Ann, John Foxx, David Lynch, Martin Solveig and musique concrète composer Luc Ferrari.

In 1998, Eric established Day For Night Digital Creative Studio, mixing in his creative strengths through professional consultative services, and comprehensive design solutions. His studio activities encompass, full-time, his lifelong passion for creativity in communication and the visual arts as well as music.

Today, Day For Night provides bespoke strategic solutions, consultation and development in web properties and viral multimedia, branding and identity design, and original music production and underscore for film. His client list includes TalkAboutIt.org, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, musician-artist Herb Alpert, Disney Online / Buena Vista Internet Group, Touchstone Television, actor-producer Michael Chiklis, sound artist Scanner (Robin Rimbaud), The Epilepsy Foundation of America, University of California Irvine, contemporary visual artist Andrew Lakey, INVIDI Technologies, Two Chefs On A Roll, the Crestone Group Baking Companies, the Swim~ label and many others.

Eric is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business, with a certificate from the Entrepreneur Program.

Found7 :: Swipes [Day 078]

Day For Night :: Plus + Plus [Day 096]

Whitelabel Series DVD-r | Download

This collection of Day For Night white labels on custm DVD-r media forms a box set with unreleased mixes, working demos and milestones from the Day For Night catalogue, each disc packaged in a themed box design.

Day 096.1 Bluebottles “Chalk-White + Garlands” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.1 Bluebottles "Chalk-White + Garlands" from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download
Day 096.1 Bluebottles “Chalk-White + Garlands” from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download

Day 096.2 Day For Night “Hash + Koehler” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.2 Day For Night "Hash + Koehler" from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download
Day 096.2 Day For Night “Hash + Koehler” from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download

Day 096.3 Eric Scott “Arts + Metiers” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.3 Eric Scott "Arts + Metiers" from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download
Day 096.3 Eric Scott “Arts + Metiers” from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download

Day 096.4 Eric Scott “Crabcakes + Ulcers” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.4 Eric Scott "Crabcakes + Ulcers" from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download
Day 096.4 Eric Scott “Crabcakes + Ulcers” from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download

Day 096.5 Eric Scott “Coffeehouses + Asylums” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.5 Eric Scott "Coffeehouses + Asylums" from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download
Day 096.5 Eric Scott “Coffeehouses + Asylums” from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download

Day 096.6 Found “sush9b2r + ;–(” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.6 Found "sush9b2r + ;–(" from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download
Day 096.6 Found “sush9b2r + ;–(” from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download

Day 096.7 King FM “Lex + Rez” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.9 Pete Moraites “Hollywood + Roppongi” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.9 Pete Moraites "Hollywood + Roppongi" from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download
Day 096.9 Pete Moraites “Hollywood + Roppongi” from the Day For Night “Plus + Plus” Day 096. Whitelabel Series DVD-r / Download

Day 096.10 Rhythm Factory “Synthesizers + Rhythm” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.11 Salvador Dalek “Dooney + Haggis” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.15 Mr. No-Logo “Spilt Pea + Gravy” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.16 Künstfabriken “Flame + Interrobang” A collection of white label tracks.

Day 096.17 Cowboy Joe “Fits + Starts” A collection of white label tracks.

Found6 :: What Part Of Us [Day 068]

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“Found5: What Part Of Us” (Day 068) takes the listener along a flowing atmospheric journey, leading through places and realms unknown…This ‘Found’ collection relies upon the sounds of our aqueous pursuits… An underwater experience for the weary traveler.

Various Artists “OverCast” Podcast

Day For Night Podcast Series / Downloads

“OverCast” is a themed series of eclectic podcast mixes (genres ranging from fringe electronica, drum ‘n’ bass, trip-hop and downtempo, avant-garde-jazz-classical, spoken-word sound collage) and curated by the Day For Night artists Eric ScottSalvador DalekPeter Moraites and more.

A one-time subscription to the free podcast (RSS) feed below will give you access to all of the podcasts.

First-Timers, subscribe on iTunes
Advanced users with other podcatchers, our direct feed is here


Click below for advance info on any of these upcoming free Day For Night Podcast channels. To subscribe, simply subscribe to the main feed here, and the channels (series) will be added to your Downloads as they become available.

Day 020 : “Music From The Park” (Found Mix)
Day 030 : “Addictaphone” (The Creativity Podcast)
Day 060 : “Re:Fresh” (Salvador Dalek Mix)
Day 070 : “Hospital Radio” (Day For Night Mix)
Day 100 : “Terminus” (Day For Night Mix)

Found5 :: The Source [Day 058]

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“Found5: The Source” (Day 058) takes the listener along a flowing atmospheric journey, leading through places and realms unknown…This ‘Found’ collection relies upon the sounds of our aqueous pursuits… An underwater experience for the weary traveler.

Found4 :: Maps [Day 048]

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“Found4: Maps” (Day 048) takes the listener along a flowing atmospheric journey, leading through places and realms unknown…This ‘Found’ collection relies upon the sounds of our aqueous pursuits… An underwater experience for the weary traveler.

Found3 :: Water [Day 038]

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“Found3: Water” (Day 038) takes the listener along a flowing atmospheric journey, leading through places and realms unknown…This ‘Found’ collection relies upon the sounds of our aqueous pursuits… An underwater experience for the weary traveler.

Salvador Dalek “Spelling Test Video Party"

DVD Launch Event

The evening of Saturday, May 20, 2006 marked the date for the Peter Moraites “Spelling Test” video album Launch Party, at Ocean Front Gallery, along the legendary henna-tatooed, roller-blading boardwalk in Venice, CA. Many thanks are due all-around to the friends who so kindly attended and contributed to the evening’s success.

After sundown, the courtyard space at 801 Ocean Front Walk rapidly became a buzzing outdoor lounge, complete with wine and appetizers, and illuminated by a pair of projection walls (one outdoor, the other inside the gallery) – and featuring a continual and mesmerising litany of classic music videos and intoxicating visuals throughout the night.

Inside the main gallery space, a hushed audience was treated to a soulful, pop acoustic set by Canadian artist Marianne Baker, after which came the anticipated, and warmly received screening of the video album/DVD “Spelling Test,” which comprises nine original Pete Moraites music/art videos, with soundtracks by Moraites (“Simpletongue”, “Twitterpation”, “Smokercraft”) and Salvador Dalek (Day For Night’s Eric Scott, remixing and collaborating with Moraites). The presentation was transformed by Moraites’ own closing speech; a poignant thanks to his closest collaborators – an inspirational hommage to the value of encouragement and the creative workshop process.

Eleven o’clock heralded the premiere live performance of Salvador Dalek (Eric Scott on laptop and mixing desk, with Pete Moraites providing visuals and live VJ-accompaniment throughout the set) – unleashing a storming set of progressive house, trance, and drum’n’bass remixes from the Day For Night back catalogue, spanning a breakneck-56-song live remix (in under an hour’s time) and highlighted by a glowing flute performance from soloist Kelly Wilson, during “Twitterpation” – another key highlight of the evening. Our ears are still ringing, and all in a good way.

The Salvador Dalek remix CD “Beat The Time (Day 055)” will be released soon, featuring highlights from this live set, plus a fully-remixed podcast of the set to also follow soon… Check back at this link for details very soon:

01. Clank 2
02. Love March Intro
03. All Mine (Found Mix)
04. Keep Strumming Those Basses
05. Dream Awake
06. Clubsexy
07. Movin’ You Ahead
08. Kel Bass
09. Twitterpation
10. Pearl (Wisdom Mix)
11. The Acid Room
12. Learning Curve (Exp3 mix)
13. Wetlands
14. Demoded
15. Jarresuite
16. Polyanalacolyte
17. Predecom / Mighty Forces I
18. Polyanalacolyte
19. Hakimazula Remix
20. First In Three Adventuremix
21. Ich-01
22. Clank2 (Reprise)
23. Kel
24. NewBeat
25. Gitarzyolie
26. Simpletongue
27. Twelvety
28. I Am Source / Hornzo
29. Zuk / Beachbuggy
30. Deep Dog
31. Tzuke / Tha Groove
32. Swagger / Monky
33. Pinky / Insect Laser Wars
34. AESM
35. Saxomophone Remix
36. Gamma
37. Saddlekey/Tunnel
38. Rise / Staccato-Flow
39. Skein / Strumbaddy
40. Filmy
41. Quillocet
42. Mousse
43. Jaywalker
44. Kickoff
45. Openchannel (Program Yourself Mix)
46. Three
47. After The King
48. Voco / Frantic
49. Charitable Girl (Jean Cocteau)
50. LWaysXways
51. RagnarokNRoll
52. Contract
53. Concutaile
54. Deltair5
55. Masterplan
56. Pwweg_Ankleduster (M8 mix)
57. Once-A-Time
58. Come Beat!
59. Crashanthrum

Found2 :: A Stone [Day 028]

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Unlike anything else found in this catalogue, “Found2: A Stone” (Day 028) takes the listener along a naturally evolving, atmospheric journey, leading to unknown sonic realms… a series of underground railway stations, back alleys, cloisters, and disused quarries… Found merges raw sound recordings into an ambient electronic musical score.

Found1 :: Listen: A Multi-User Soundspace” [Day 018]

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“Listen” (Day 018) is the first installment of musique concrète of the Found series. Originating as a library of rejected snips from the multimedia audio design process, these ten themed pieces (Flutters, Bodily Noises, Voices, Percussive Rhythms, etc.) also form the basis for much of the audio design in Day For Night’s commissioned work, and installations by Found.

The multi-user soundspace at NIGHTlinkRail Station 018, comprises ten reactive environments and sound toys, admitting one or more users and allowing each to respond to a 360° space and interact with experimental and unusual audiovisual sensors and lighting. This installation opens early 2004.

Day For Night :: Client Portfolio

April 1998 marked the start date of Eric Scott’s career as Creative Director with Day For Night Multimedia. After a very productive “re-invention hiatus” of three months, re-focusing priorities from his previous role as Art Director with WorldWest Communications, Eric moved all of his attention on developing a compact and flexible studio environment; one which required little or no overhead and minimal cost outlay. The first commercial pitch was a home run: to Touchstone Television/Imagine Entertainment/Disney Online, for the design of a web presence for “Felicity” resident advisor Noel Crane.

The objective was two-fold; to create a viral marketing and word-of-mouth piece for the show, and allow for there to be spirit of discovery and renewal for fans of the show, who would discover, by only the most casual of mentions, that fictitious Noel’s homepage really did exist online. Today, a commonplace enough occurrence, but a pretty radical idea, back in 1998, when only the elite seemed to understand web tools well enough to devise a minimalistic presence.


2018 – 2019
Herb Alpert – Artist
MediaShift Technologies

2011 – 2017
Michael Chiklis.com / Extravaganza Productions : Official Site / Production Company
Bandwagon-Media.com : Production Company Site
BandFromTV.org : Official Site
Location Stock Footage.com : HD Stock Video Catalogue / e-Commerce
Third Parallel.com : B2B Services for Camera Cars / Location Video shoots
Freadom Foundation.org : Non-profit promoting family reading time in the home
Steve Soffa.com : Official Site, e-Commerce & Digital Strategy
Epilepsy Foundation.org : Honoree video post-production for Frank Keating, Joyce Bender and military table appeal
Steve Soffa.tv : Custom One Off Jewelry and Timepiece Creation

Andy Lakey Contemporary Works: Microsites
Unencountered Rogues Gallery & Studies
Unencountered Language / Kanji Paintings
One Heart Project
AndrewLakeyAngels.com : Lakey Angels
AndrewLakeyStudios.com : The work process
Crestone Group : Wholesale Bakery Website
EarthPress by UNFI : Video Design
Emanuel Studios.com : Site re-design
Torah Aura.com : Website
John Matthew.com : Voiceover Site re-design
ATLAS Experiment : Branding consultation/design
Galactic Pig : Website
WatchUsFindACure.com : Epilepsy Awareness
KristyManning.com : Official Site

Scannerdot.com : Enhanced site for sound artist Robin Rimbaud (Scanner)
“Anything Goes” : Herb Alpert & Lani Hall microsite
Talk About It.org : PSAs for Epilepsy Awareness
Dreifuss Station.com : Talk About It teaser site
“Legomation”: Viral Video for Talk About It
“Club Calloway” : Big Bad Voodoo Daddy microsite
Day 030: Talk About It podcast 
Unencountered by Andrew Lakey : Art book/Japan
Gallery 28 at Seabridge.com
Gracie’s Closet : eCommerce store / dog boutique
Private Mortgage Fund LLC : Visual Identity / site
Assessment Appeal Advisors : Website
Julian Bailey.com : Site

UCare.tv : Site design
Herb Alpert.com : Official Site
Herb Alpert Foundation.org : Site design
Y.T.B. International : Viral Quicktime Videos
Living.org : Living Faith Christian Church
Contemporary Visual Arts.com : Online Gallery and eCommerce Site

BBVD.com / Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Official Site
BethElSp.org / Temple Beth-El of San Pedro
UCI Breast Health.com
Emanuel Studios.com : Babak Emanuel Official Site
BBC Motion Gallery : Film Festival Print Brochure
Angel Magic 108 : Andy Lakey Art Book / Japan
SpectronIQ.com : Site Design Production
SpectronIQ-3d.com : Microsite Design

Pete Moraites.com : Official Site & Sketchbook
PhotoDave.com : Site design
Brilliant Nature.com : Lakey Microsite
Unencountered.com : Lakey Microsite
Access Medical Group.com
Rick Macaya Campaign / CRC Print Ads
Colin Newman Interview : Creative Process
SWIM~ Screen Saver : 2006 “Millennium Edition”
Nature’s Tears Eye Mist / 0:10 TV Music
SYSPRO.com / Design and site architecture
NikkiAndRob.com / Engagement & Wedding Site

AndyLakey.biz : Sitework
INVIDI : DVD Menu Design and authoring
INVIDI Smart Tags: DVD Music
Experience Wish.com : Sitework
Panasonic C3 Microsite : Microsite
Panasonic LB-20 Daylight View : Microsite
LAKEY : Silhouettes And Shadows : DVD Menu
Design / Original Musical Score / Sound Design
The Human Spirit Project.com
OneMedia / Soundtrack for Corporate presentation

David Bowie.com / Audi : Mash-Up
Integrex : Email Marketing Microsite
INVIDI: Flash Intro
Bee You.com
Jan Michelini.com
Tower Art Group.com
Andy Lakey And Co.com
Day For Night.com : Weblog Homepage
J2 / eFax : Email Newsletters
Two Chefs On A Roll.com
Commercial Realty Consultants / Identity
Commercial Realty Consultants / CRCInc.com
UCIrvine : Center For Immunology
Lakey Charities.org
Silhouettes And Shadows.com
INVIDI : DVD Music Acts 1-4

VGlobal Media : Corporate presentation
International Avatar Course.com
1042 VoiceWorks : Brand
JD-NO.com / Joy Division & New Order
Julie Jones Realty : Motion brand
Warpt.com : Experimental site navigation
USA Wireless : Trade/Environmental Graphics
Andy Lakey Web.com

People In Progress.org
Lily Alexander : Identity
Day For Night : FLASH Site
Safe Environment Engineering / SafeEnv.com

Hard Tail Forever.com
Tomato Workshops NYC :: Projects
• Polite : Day 044
• Audio Interaction
• Gallery Space
• Collective Publication
VideoState.com : Motion brand
Felicity.com : Season 4 Site
Felicity “Main Title Sequence” for the WB Network
ALIAS / ABC.com keyword “ALIAS”
• Credit Dauphine.com
• Find-Whatever.com
• Followers-of-Rambaldi.org
• Alisha

Cyber Sci-Fi Network.net
iVative : Flash interstitial
Wildass : Creative Consortium Identity
Felicity.com : Season 3 Site
3DPaint.com / 3D Paint & F/X
Rumble Boys.com

UCIrvine Graduate Program in Biotechnology
Work For The Ear To Do : CD Series
John Matthew.com
UCIrvine Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Silver Birches
The True Wheel.com
Sexy Hair Concepts.com / Ecoly International
OTI / Optimized Technologies, Inc.
Cruise Central.com
Swim~ Microsite

Day For Night : Corporate Identity
Noel Crane.com

1994 – 1998
Smokey Robinson “Who Am I Now” CD
Hotel Oceana : Marketing brochure
Secrets of Caesar’s Magical Empire : Book design
Television Games Network

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Day For Night Catalogue :: Boutique Label

Art Direction

Eric Scott, Art & Musical Director for Day For Night: “With instrumental, and especially textural electronic music, the primary relevance of music is clearest – namely, that music doesn’t really mean anything – it doesn’t need all sorts of lyrics and words and gimmicks in order to be successful.” Therefore, it feels appropriate that a non-narrative presentation format needed to be developed for Day For Night, to allow for individual die-cut panels, which could be viewed in any particular sequence within a given set of 10, just like random-shuffle programming on a CD player… Let’s face it, by 1991, there was no longer any real pacing of booklet content to digital audio listening.

In late 1991, Eric Scott – a disenfranchised young recording engineer and studio boffin – accepted a night-time design position with a local graphic design production house. In the mind of teaching himself vitally-needed Aldus Freehand skills, and experimenting with design and layout ideas, Eric worked diligently for a year, building out an as-yet non-existent art direction portfolio, between the hours of 10PM and 3AM every morning, before locking up the studio during the final shift of the night.

Eric’s earliest projects were to evolve into cover designs for his emerging Day For Night label. “I knew I had to do my own designs. There was simply no way I was going to trust anyone else to design the packaging for music I was ultimately responsible for, and had slaved so hard to produce. I knew – from the moment I’d figured out what it was about truly great graphic design that I was so passionate about – that I had to rise to this new challenge, and learn the skills necessary to produce my own visuals. They were, after all, and in my own mind, married to the music.”

By this time, Day For Night was already set for its first six releases, (Day 001 through Day 006) – but as yet, had no album art or visual identity. The first attempts to focus in a single direction were chaotic – and thus began a passionate phase of investigation and research into the history of graphic design, and relevance for the aspiring young art director, whohad not attended art school, and lacked a proper design education. A process which went on for the next seven years, during which Eric had to align with a relevant methodology for representing visual ideas as album cover artin the digital age.

Although CD covers managed to preserve the square format of vinyl records, he still claims often to be put off by some design formats found in many artist’s CDs – the eco-friendly DigiPak® foldover design (was it merely a statement of disposability?) or just plain awkward (jewel case fold-outs that sequentially unfolded panels, attempting to reveal information in ways contrary to the message of the music).

Eric continues: “Album design had come to feel empty. If you really want to question the meaning – such as, ‘What am I meant to read into this, and in what order?’ then the pop CD packaging I saw around me was still attempting to guide reading in a linear manner, that did not relate to the non-linearity of the music. Ultimately, the electronica I was creating was a statement away from the more traditional “narrative” stance enforced by the previous school of design thinking, where elaborate, and often expensive design conceits – many of which were a bit too self-important – seemed almost as vacuous as dinosaur rock.

“Ultimately, I’m a record-sleeve junkie. I grew up with sleeves and album art of the 70s and 80s, and slowly learned that, in the hands of capable designer, the better the art, the more memorable the album. There’s actually a great correlation I’ve found between the intuition I use when I browse music in shops, and the graphic tastes of the designers who do sleeves for the artists I like. For the art director or designer, great album design means that you should really tap into the minds of the kinds of fans who would buy such a record. There’s really an awful lot more to talk about there.”


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