Monthly Archives: May 2011

Classic Trash

Noggin – slowest

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Title: Slowest
Artist: Noggin
Album: Classic Trash
Date: 2001

Here’s another slow and somber one for yall. This was another experiment to get really clean sounds out of buzz…but of course a damn amen break had to make its way back in there to dirty things up a bit.
All buzz.
Download: slowest (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Sober October Demos

Noggin – That Old Orange Guitar (demo)

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Title: That Old Orange Guitar
Artist: Noggin
Album: Sober October (demo)
Date: 2010

This a track I produced using nothing but a recently (and very diy) rigged-up-with-a-pickup parlor guitar (thanks Chuck). This is actually the first guitar I ever had, and I have since come to like it’s particular sound, so I decided to put to use a piezo I had lying around. Thanks Tom for helping out in the shed as we rigged this thing up. There might be some grounding issues and I might have to sometimes run a bare wire from the sleeve of the plug to the metal part of the guitar, but it works.
Anyway, here’s one to think on on this reflective day.
Download: orange (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations

Freddy Sanchez – The World As You Know It (demo 03)

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Title: The World As You Know It (demo 03)
Artist: Freddy Sanchez
Album: Acoustic Translations
Date: 2008

When I moved back to Texas from California, Freddy and I went on a musical madness fest. We played every open mic, we jammed the far corners of BCS, we moved magnets and turned them into binary data. He really wanted to record a set of demos to hand out, and I wanted to help out. With the help of his acoustically beautiful (though not sound proof) jam room, and some nice matched mics, we recorded a good few hours worth of material he had just been wanting to get out for a while. This is one of my favorites. More to come, for sure.
Freddy if you can, leave the name of this piece in the comments.
Download: fredro03 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

kindly keep it country

Kindly Keep It Country 28 May 2011

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Title: Kindly Keep it Country 28 May 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2011
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Highlights of the show got to be the Jim Reeves / Jeanne Black song + answer song.
Thanks to all who listened and happy to fill those requests as always.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Howard Vokes
Grandpa Jones
Texas Jim Robertson
Loretta Lynn
Willie Nelson
etc, etc…
Download: keos20110528a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20110528b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

morning groove

KEOS Broadcast 27 May 2011

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Title: KEOS Broadcast 27 May 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2011
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Here I am I get all these ideas for a show but I never mind setting them aside for the requests.
Thanks to all who called in, and thanks for breakfast. See yall tomorrow for the country show.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Sammi Smith
Ray Price
Willie Hutch
Tears for Fears
Adam Johnson
etc, etc…
Download: keos20110527a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20110527b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown collaborations

Noggin ft. Thoams – Lottery (demo)

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Title: Lottery
Artist: Noggin ft. Thoams
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2003

Thoams and I did some SERIOUS chilling in the summer of 2003. One day he picked up my guitar run thru an amp sim, and we threw this track together before dinner.
This is pretty much entirely reason, and probably one of the last pieces I produced with it. The remix which later appeared is completely buzz. We were buying a lot of lottery tickets at the time.
Download: Noggin ft Thoams – Lottery (DEMO) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Live at Johnny Picasso's

Noggin – Brinesta (live version)

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Title: Brinesta (live version)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Live at Johnny Picasso’s
Date: 2010

Live version of the first track I ever wrote for Nintendo via midiNES. I have to give huge major props to Kyle in Anacortes for recording this show. This is literally the first time I had ever played the Nintendo outside of my basement, only about a day or two after finally modifying the NES for 1/4″ output. The mixer at open mic at Johnny Picasso’s (great times!) luckily had some reverb built in so we get a bit of the cave effect.
Second half is an homage to Smile Transylvania / Super Metroid / Jeremy / Bill / Freddy because those guys turned me on to that riff, and I always love watching them play their version and their subsequent songs inspired by said riff.
Download: Noggin – 03 – Brinesta (Live Version) (right click and choose ‘save as’)
edit: live version of this track.

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Generations

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Title: Generations
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 1999

ReBirth made pure acid. Ten friggin minutes of tweakiness…this was my first real foray into the depths of the genre. You might recognise it from this post, which is actually the live/remix version of this original long-runner.
This one is relevant because in my current job writing code for iPad, I’ve rebirthed my interest in ReBirth…which has itself been rebirthed on iOS, and I imagine fits nicely into the iPad form factor.
Also, don’t forget, ReBirth is free software now (still one of the best 303 emulations I’ve heard).
Download: Noggin-Generations (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Classic Trash

Noggin – Vortigo

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Title: vortigo
Artist: Noggin
Album: Classic Trash
Date: 2002

Here’s one I can tell you very little about, as it comes from a very high-output phase of Buzz production. Whirlwind.
Download: vortigo (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Buzz Exports

Noggin – tript

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Title: tript
Artist: Noggin
Album: Buzz Exports
Date: 2002

From Trypset to tript. More buzz abortion. Was really trying to get a clean, digital sound on this. Lots of use of VKR granular.
Download: tript (right click and choose ‘save as’)