Tag Archives: 2003

collaborations Fade EP

Fade – Tired (demo)

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Title: Tired (demo)
Artist: Fade
Album: Fade EP
Date: 2003

More Brit-pop-avec-idm with Robsi. This one was pretty much done entirely in Reason, and I think we did most of it in one day.
Main thing about this is the vocoder…its like voices vocoded with delayed versions of themselves, guitar, drums, synths, the vocoder patches in this were like a cat’s cradle of patch cables (my favorite part about reason).
ps. and dig that we were doing the halftime drums before the brits were even doing it…well it was an accent back then whereas its like the norm nowadays.
Download: fade – tired (demo) (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’)

Buzz Exports

Noggin – lychee

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Title: lychee
Artist: Noggin
Album: Buzz Exports
Date: 2003

Glitchtacular melodiousism rampant right here.
It’s hi-fi buzzage, with a definite downtempo tip. The beat out of this one went on to bigger and better things…and it’s just on the tip of my tongue right now what those things were.
originally called ‘gichee.bmx’.
Download: noggin-lychee (right click and choose ‘save as’)

TreeVerb demos

Noggin – bliqbloq

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Title: bliqbloq
Artist: Noggin
Album: Treeverb demos
Date: 2003

update: player fixed.
Chalk the name of this one up to a finnicky synth-keyboard interface and kind of letting it name itself as I stumble through the characters.
This one is actually entirely out-the-box, in that it 100% comes from a Yamaha AN1X being played live. You gotta love the sequencer on that thing. Add to that the complete bi-timbrallity and you can get pretty creative with multiple sounds at once and getting close to a full composition from the synth itself.
I know I recorded this one around 3am in my house off Dartmouth in San Marcos.
Rebirthed in 2008 to help with the demo at AES of Spratt’s TreeVerb algorithm.
Download: 11 bliqbloq (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Luminescence (preview)

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Title: Luminescence (preview)
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2003

Coming from the same week probably, and exact same circumstances (idea->realisation, reason, moving on back to buzz right after) as yesterdays track, here’s some dream house for yall. You probably won’t wreck yer car jammin to this unless you’re checking this post on yer phone.
(original file: judhaus)
Download: Luminescence (preview) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Song for one across the ocean (demo alpha version)

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Title: Song for one across the ocean
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2003

If you really think about it, the previous post, ‘sN_8’ technically got posted included as part of the bonus track for the last track off Phase. So how about another double-post day?
Here’s an example of a point a to point b type of piece. Wherever it came from, I sat down with this one and a very clear picture of where it was, and stone by stone laid a path that walked right up to it.
Knock Knock.
Who’s there?
Buzz.
Buzz who?
Buzz off I’m learning Reason.
My intentions were to do this one with only the highest quality orchestra samples but I pretty much moved on back to Buzz immediately following this, and in the spirit of truth, I’d really hope to have a real orchestra do it.
Download: Song for one across the ocean (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Where did all my days go?

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Title: Where did all my days go?
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2003

And wrapping an anniversary week up with a meditation. This is all Buzz, with that spectral Drink carrying a lot of the tune.
Download: Where did all my days go_-demo (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Divergent AI (demo) hq wut it do

Noggin – Octobot

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Title: Octobot
Artist: Noggin
Album: Divergent AI (demo)
Date: 2003

Believe it or not I think I’ve gotten more compliments on this one than any other single project.
I also can’t even begin to tell you where it came from. Just kind of opened my eyes one day and here is this almost finished track. That’s not entirely true, but what I do know is that I worked on this one intensely in marathon sessions…I’m talking realising you need to turn the lights on/off and yer not sure where the world is type of marathons. I definitely put a lot of extra work in to this one, pulling stuff off of synths, re-pitching, looping, lots of cutting, lots of tracker mod commands. It all blends bombastically into this, the opening track of the Divergent AI EP.
Buzz and AN1X for sure.
Download: Noggin – Octobot (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Buzz Exports

Noggin – jelly beat

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Title: jelly beat
Artist: Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2003
part a
Liquid buzz groove for ya. Sort of glitchy, sort of spectral, nerd funk.
All buzz. Originally title ‘justabeat’.
Download: jelly beat (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Buzz Exports

Noggin – synvopat

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Title: synvopat
Artist: Noggin
Album: Buzz Exports
Date: 2003

This one falls into the forgotten tracks territory. When I started getting into glitch, I just had to experiment as much as I could. This one has your definite glitch backdrop, with a hint of a pretty menacing 303 and some boom bap beats. Also, FFT fx courtesy Drink.
Download: synvopat (right click and choose ‘save as’)