Monthly Archives: June 2011

Instant Jams

Noggin – Open Pastures

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Title: Open pastures
Artist: Noggin
Album: Instant Jams
Date: 2011

On this here prairie, I’m the Bozz.
Jeskola Buzz squashed sampling serenade, sung by sons of the pioneers.
Made especially for you, dear reader listener.
Download: pastures (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Buzz Exports

Noggin – Waiki-zak

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Title: Waiki-zak
Artist: Noggin
Album: Buzz Exports
Date: 2004

This one screams summer of 04 to me. Believe it or not, this actually grew out of a scratch session with one of those many dollar-bin Hawaiian records. The scratch/samples are long gone, but as is not uncommon, the song took on a life of its own.
Download: waiki-zak (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations remixes remixes and covers

FM Man – Palladium (noggin remix)

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Title: Palladium
Artist: FM Man
Album: One Man To Freq Them All
Date: 2002

My homey Scott released a superb album once upon a moon ago under his FM Man alias. “One man to freq them all” (I’m proud of coming up with that title) was a pretty great sort of electro / techno / idm opus + glimpse into the early 2000’s Montreal electronic music scence that I’m about to go dig up and jam. I’m pretty sure he produced it mostly in Buzz…my remix definitely came 100% from Buzz, inspired by that sick melody line he worked out. I was getting my feet wet with the glitch aesthetic, and this is something that I was really proud of when it was done.
Yet another fruitful collaboration between Noggin and the unbounded creativity that is ScottyP.
Download: Fm Man – Palladium (remix by noggin) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Wreckage

Noggin – robo (wreckage)

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Title: robo (wreckage)
Artist: Noggin
Album: wreckage
Date: 2003

“Wreckage” is a collection of files I found that to me sounded for the most part done, but somehow, ended up stranded on the side of the road, no where to go, and lacking the machinery needed to take them there. I really liked this one for being so damn robotic so, a simple, telling name seemed appropriate.
I tracked this all in Buzz, it’s mainly sample manipulation plus a bass drop synth. This is where a tracker shines.
Download: Noggin – Robo (Wreckage) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – track for film class

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Title: Track for film class
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2004

Whilst working on a film project in college, our group needed some basic bed music, not too loud, not too quiet, to use underneath a PSA we were creating for the food bank. A short time with the midi-keyboard and reason and our problems were solved. I’ll never forget how ‘easy’ I felt it was using a real keyboard (I’m a programmer/pad banger, never really record with a piano-style keyboard).
Download: Noggin – 00 Track For Film Class (right click and choose ‘save as’)

kindly keep it country

Kindly Keep It Country 25 June 2011

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Title: KEOS Broadcast 24 June 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2011
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For this show, I rolled in a little early then just raided the KEOS record stash, grabbing lots of compilations and other things I hadn’t explored yet. From the seat of my pants, here it is.
What yall dont know though, is that I’m just warming up here…I went on to cover Random Routes after my show, where we got to really go deep into the fields of bluegrass I’ve only ever seen over yonder.
Very happy to bring yall some of this solid country gold.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Johnny Duncan
Johnny Cash
Tanya Tucker
Little Jimmie Dickens
Chet Atkins
etc, etc…
Download: keos20110625a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20110625b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

morning groove

KEOS Broadcast 24 June 2011

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Title: KEOS Broadcast 24 June 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2011
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Jason’s back!
He brought a big box of wax and thanks to him for helping me keep the sound-spreading alive.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Vernon Wray
Leonard Cohen
Ween
John Martyn
Will Barnes
etc, etc…
Download: keos20110624a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20110624b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Classic Trash

Noggin – loopsku

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Title: loopsku
Artist: Noggin
Album: Classic Trash
Date: 2000

Honestly don’t remember much about this song production with a few exceptions:
1) it was originally a completely different song – sort of a remix you could say
2) i had my headphones on, moved some sliders, arranged some patterns, hit play, and then just kind of zoned out for damn near an hour because this song seemed to materialise itself, vs being ‘written’.
This is the sound of Jeskola Buzz.
Download: loopsku (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Instant Jams Spring Tape

Noggin – Hswowsh jam

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Title: Hswowsh jam spring 2011
Artist: Noggin
Album: Spring Tape
Date: 2011

Hump day humpin for ya, acid style.
I will willingly attribute any awesomeness found in these digital frequency representations to be wholly due to the company of my homey Hswowsh, who was chilling in the Furnace with me as I reached over and hit ‘record’ on the tape deck while preparing for my show later that night.
This is therefore short, unrehearsed, distorted acidy excursions for your mind and your rear end.
Homebuilt 303 (x0x) -> amp sim + mpc all being digitally mixed through a newly refurbished Yamaha DMP-7. Whodathunk that analog -> digital -> analog conversion ala 1986 would sound so sweet?
Download: hswowsh20110612 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown collaborations singles

Avec Mére – New York

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Title: New York
Artist: Avec Mére
Album: As yet Unknown
Date: 2006

An amazingly talented good friend of mine named Jordan recorded this and sent it to me either while I was in Austin or while I was in limbo / homeless between Austin and California. On a whim, I asked him to send the tracks and let me try to add a piano, which I did using my piano in Bryan (slightly in a honky tonk tuning, no?). I do not consider myself a piano player, but I do consider myself a musician and I will play whatever you throw at me. Having said that, don’t throw pianos at me right now. Put this one together by ear, then grabbed the only mic I had (thanks again Thoams) and recorded this while my dad ate beans in the kitchen and my mom scoured the internet for travel deals (she was really good at that). If you listen close enough, my cat, The Baron Archimedes Von Resonator Al-Stimpson de Chenonceau even has a part in this.
Thank you Jordan for being such an inspiration.
ps. there is another version of this somewhere that has a crazy glitched out guitar solo I’ll try to find and upload later.
Download: avec mére – new york_withpiano (right click and choose ‘save as’)