Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dirty Tape demos

Noggin – The Prophet

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Title: The Prophet
Artist: Noggin
Album: Dirty Tape
Date: 2010

Straight from the MS2000 faceplate to tape one evening in the red house. This ambient track is dedicated to the struggle inside all of us.
Download: 01 track01 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Enkidu

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Title: Enkidu
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2001

Sorta skittery tracker funk with a healthy dose of fft blast on the drums. Oh yea and a gritty 303 + vocals.
?!?!
Download: Enkidu (right click and choose ‘save as’)

morning groove

KEOS Broadcast 18 November 2011

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Title: KEOS Broadcast 18 November 2011
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2011
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Welcome back Branton! It’s been a while. Got some morning mixing in and some ‘thanks for the peps’ in reference to the MJ. Yep, again. My homey Tiny Tom is letting me borrow his copy of Off the Wall and I’m making as much use of it as I can. Hell of a record right there.
We’re also in the midst of a pledge drive so head on over to KEOS.org and make a donation.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Gary Stewart
Michael Jackson
Royskopp
Chip Taylor
Smile Transylvania
etc, etc…
Download: keos20111118a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20111118b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations remixes remixes and covers

Ilya + Noggin – Studiojam remix

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Title: Studiojam remix
Artist: Ilya + Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2004

Had a lot of fun going into the TAMU recording studio with Ilya to lay this one down. I had made some drum beats and we brought those in, played em as backing tracks, then he jammed the wurly while I played the guitar. We had a great time.
A few months later, here was my remix.
I’ve got all the tracks + his version somewhere, but Ilya, if yer out there and you aint crashed em, hit me up with yer version!
Download: Studiojam remix (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Round-Up (Backwoods Boys mix)

Artist: Noggin
Title: Round Up (Backwoods Boys remix)
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2000
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After hiding all the barn animals in the ‘remix’ of Round-Up, I decided to just blast yall with where I was coming from, in a decidedly casio fashion.
Here’s the ‘original mix’ which came as a remix the day after the original release of Round-Up.

Classic Trash

Noggin – bub

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

This one was all about the drums and breaking out of any sort of genre that might have tried to encapsulate me in 2002. Its heavy on the melody and heavy on the bit of bounce. Its weird and its funky and damn I like it more now than I even did then, I think. Also managed to pull every tracker technique out the book on this one.
dig it.
Shout out to Arguru.
Download: bub (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Wreckage

Noggin – bassitch

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Title: bassitch
Artist: Noggin
Album: Wreckage
Date: 2003

From the ‘wreckage’ ep, which is just a few buzz bouncedowns from a couple volatile tracks that actually managed to open during some reinstall of buzz.
Its glitchy and its cute.
Download: bassitch (wreckage) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Side B

Noggin – Pictures of Clouds (an homage)

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Title: Pictures of Clouds
Artist: Noggin
Album: Side B
Date: 2009

This is an homage track to the Pictures of Clouds releases, technically by Noggin. Shortly after the POC sessions, I still had the studio set up very POC-ish and so I got to work making some new tracks. This one came out of running the mpc into the mixer with a feedback channel set to my secret weapon.
This song has even been played live a couple times, once at the very mellow, very rainy DOS proto-ambient show, and once more shortly thereafter at Ike’s in Wimberley.
Shout out to Robby Neighbor.
Download: 15 Pictures of Clouds (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Sober October Demos

Noggin – Orkas (walk there)

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Title: Orkas (Walk There)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Sober October
Date: 2011

Call this the ‘demo’ for the final ‘Orkas’ that just about tops out the album.
This one is not too dissimilar, but was definitely recorded about a month earlier than the version which eventually made the cut, and is completely unedited (the final version was actually recorded backwards, and then sections swapped after the fact). It’s still gonna be markedly different because I tend to record things ‘live’ vs setting up sequences in advance, so they definitely will take different paths to get to the same place.
Full album available at http://soundcloud.com/djnoggin/sets/sober-october
Download: Noggin – Orkas (Walk There) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Sober October

Noggin – Orkas (Invitation)

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Title: Orkas (Invitation)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Sober October
Date: 2011

Figured it’d be a nice preview to start the record off with a little piece of the epic later to come. Plus, I really dig that snare glitch-splash through the reverb getting cranked up.
MPC straight to 1/4″ reels via LXP-1.
Full album available at http://soundcloud.com/djnoggin/sets/sober-october
Download: Noggin – 01 – Orkas (Invitation) (right click and choose ‘save as’)