Category Archives: albums

Old Town Acid (demo)

Noggin – Hautjaam

Artist:
Title:
Album:
Date:
Part 1

Title: Hautjaam
Artist: Noggin
Album: Old Town Acid
Date: 2010

From the Red House, somehow maybe evolved from working on a Karl Blau set?
A live favorite.
Download: noggin-hautjaam (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Here is a beautiful bunch of Bryan TX locals getting down to this very track. Thank you whomever took this picture.
identities obscured to protect the innocent and punk rok

Classic Trash

Noggin – tolerant

Artist:
Title:
Album:
Date:
Part 1

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

I mean I really went crazy with Buzz…I have to admit that the high amount of output when that was my main (only) production tool is part of the reason I started this whole blog.
This is me trying out synths a lot more, well trying to tweak them to what I wanted at least KNOWING a little about what I was tweaking was doing.
Its psy, its acid, its breaks, big beat, whatever you want to call it. Got a bit of mid-career Orbital energy in it (a constant inspiration).
Download: tolerantupdate (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations Nueget Jams

Nueget – Elvis is dead, deal with it

Artist:
Title:
Album:
Date:
Part 1
Part 2

Title: Elvis is dead, deal with it
Artist: Nueget
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 1998


We were really good in Nueget / Megaspore Mothercell about getting an idea and then taking it to completion. We didn’t really have a song per se when we started here, but we sure did at the end of it. It’s definitely got that Sonic Youth garage vibe we were heading towards. This is just Steve and I while we were in-between bassists (which was quite often).
Props Steve.
And as a bonus, here’s the overdub version of White Rainbow complete with guitar shreds.
Download: Nueget – Elvis is dead, deal with it (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: Nueget – White Rainbow 2 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Sober October Demos

Noggin – Meteoric (demo)

Artist:
Title:
Album:
Date:
Part 1

Title: Meteoric (demo)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Sober October demos
Date: 2010

This is another song written in 2009 very late at night in a very wet, very dark, mildly heated Anacortes upstairs room. Pretty sure I was up waiting for the meteor shower, or I had just come back from it. I think I wrote the majority of mawL on this same night.
Finally recorded last winter in the Sunnybrook garage.
Yer basic MPC-trip-tech-to-tape traversal.
Download: meteoric (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Classic Trash

Noggin – bub

Artist:
Title:
Album:
Date:
Part 1

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’)

Sober October Demos

Noggin – Orkas (walk there)

Artist:
Title:
Album:
Date:
Part 1

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)

Artist:
Title:
Album:
Date:
Part 1

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’)

Sober October

Noggin – Beat Friends

Artist:
Title:
Album:
Date:
Part 1

Title: Beat Friends
Artist: Noggin
Album: Sober October
Date: 2011

Did I time it right? Are we conveniently at a collaboration Thursday again? SCORE.
Friend on the street, friends on the beat, beat friends.
Jon provided the base drum sounds during a visit to Denton. Amazing what you can do with only a single sm57 overhead. I have gotten so much mileage out of these sounds, sometimes I want to scrap every other drum sample I have. I also love using my fingers to recreate what it takes homedude an entire body and a fair amount of stinky sweat to pull off.
This track almost made it onto the Old Town Acid EP, but I felt it really went with the vibe of this collection , so here it is.
MPC and x0xb0x straight to 1/4″ reels via Mackie mixer and LXP-1 on send.
Chuck originally called this one “Day in the life of a hypnotist”.
Full album available at http://soundcloud.com/djnoggin/sets/sober-october
Download: Noggin – 02 – Beat Friends (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Live at Stafford Sober October Demos

Noggin – mawL (Live from Stafford)

Artist:
Title:
Album:
Date:
Part 1

Title: mawL (Live from Stafford)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Sober October
Date: 2009

Once again, giving yall two tracks today so nobody can blame for taking an ‘out’ on a technicality. I posted the demo version of this track earlier this year, and here is the first recorded version. I played this song at Stafford in December as part of the Skull-you-know-what-er show that I also had participated in the year before. Basically, every musician still in town took over this empty bar in a time when the crowds are gone and so we can dominate and do what we do how we do.
The base chords out of this track came from Buzz samples, the drums all MPC, and this version even includes some An1x for fun.
MPC via a Yamaha DMP-7 (LOVE that sound) mixer to the cd recorder at Stafford.
Chuck originally called this one “Walking home”.
Full album available at http://soundcloud.com/djnoggin/sets/sober-october
Download: Noggin – 02 – maWL (Live at Stafford) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Sober October

Noggin – mawL

Artist:
Title:
Album:
Date:
Part 1

Title: mawL
Artist: Noggin
Album: Sober October
Date: 2011

Named from a sampler naming mishap, I present to you another one of the oldest songs off this record. This was written in Anacortes in the fall around the same time as “Thumb”. It also contains rare samples created from even older buzz files. Performed live a couple times, and jammed to.
Then while recording, this really sweet groove opened up.
MPC straight to 1/4″ reels via Mackie mixer and LXP-1 on send.
Chuck originally called this one “Walking home”.
Full album available at http://soundcloud.com/djnoggin/sets/sober-october
Download: Noggin – 03 – mawL (right click and choose ‘save as’)