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As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Thanksgiving Acid (Instrumental)

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Title: Thanksgiving Acid (Instrumental)
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2011

Been in the works since last year. Lyrical version to follow.

Major props to Justin and Laura for the feast this evening.
Download: thanksgiving2011 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Round Up (Dosie Do mix)

Artist: Noggin
Title: Round Up (Dosie-Do mix)
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2000
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This track was originally released 11 years ago today.
ScottyP and myself had been wanting to do a collaboration, and I got this about halfway there when I sent it to him for his side of the story. I can’t remember what his exact reaction was, but it was like, ‘I’m not touching that with a ten foot pole’. Let’s just say I took this one to the edge and then tossed the corpse over with a string tied to it and my own ankle.
If you like your house dark, slamming, and garage style, you’ll dig this.
And do stick around for the breakdown courtesy of some Carolina folk down on Cripple Creek.

Phase

Noggin – Why Kill the Cliche?

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Title: Why Kill the Cliche?
Artist: Noggin
Album: Phase
Date: 1998

And now, ladies and gentlemen, the Phase album (my first CD – not first album) is complete. This is the first track which I intended to pretty much set the stage for how I felt about the state of music at the time. In highschool, kids were so caught up in ‘techno’ being ‘video game music’ and ‘fake’ and blah blah ignorant ignorant drivel. I wanted this track to make all those @$$holes feel like they were totally right.
The song title is a direct homage to an absolute CLASSIC Buzz track by Low Occurence, titled ‘How to kill the cliche’.
Download: 01 Why Kill the Cliche (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Kagabol (preview)

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Title: Kagabol (preview)
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2001

Man, I really felt like RDJ when this popped out.
It sounds like it’s on the verge of a minimal analog breakdown, but of course it’s all buzz and its more of a break up, as it just leaves you hanging.
Download: kagabol (aka preview) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Wreckage

Noggin – druan

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Title: druan
Artist: Noggin
Album: Wreckage
Date: 2001

Another personal favorite here, Noggin takes it a bit deep and minimal after a decidedly idm intro.
First time I ever though, ‘dang samples are basically just like synths when treated correctly’ (an early misconception most electronic music producers might share), and first time I was like, damn, thats deep. I remember finishing this amidst a crappy summer school session at Blinn, and totally finding relief and escape and belonging in tracks like this.
Download: Noggin – Druan2 (Wreckage) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations Wreckage

Noggin + Dred – Communism (wreckage)

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Title: Communism (wreckage)
Artist: Noggin + Dred
Album: Wreckage
Date: 2002

All props to Ilya on this one.
This track has a bit of a weird journey…started out as one of Ilya’s first Buzz tracks, got a bit of Noggin treatment, back and forth between us (and this all in 97-98), then somehow it ended up in my sequencer view one night and got totally re-edited / remixed / rejiggled. Much mellower and a bit more focused than our first collaboration on the subject, and still trippy enough to keep me interested.
Dig Geonik’s Omega goin off.
Download: communism (wreckage) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

singles

Noggin – Unified

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Title: Unified
Artist: Noggin
Album: Unified
Date: 2000

The ‘Unified’ single stems from a deep desire to emulate a trippy video I saw late night on music tv that I would never see again. I think the original was more Goa than this, but as I’ve got more house in my heart, here it stands as it is now.
Ya know what? Damn, I’m listening to this now for the first time in years, and I’m jammin.
I was experimenting with long, evolving tweaks which puts this one in a nether-realm of acid territory.
Enjoy your saturday track, party kids.
Vocal samples from the film “Colossus: The Forbin Project” (great flick up that Planet of the Apes alley, which by the way the new one is great).
Download: Noggin – Unified (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Buzz Exports

Noggin – hardex

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

The companion track to ‘softex’ (which isn’t up yet). I made this one as a beat to have running while I synced the synth to it, sort of as an exercise in tweakdom. I don’t think a merged copy of the two got recorded, cause I ended up liking both on their own, actually.
Now to find the companion tracks…
Straight up buzz techno.
Download: hardex (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Wreckage

Noggin – granulesmix

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Title: granulesmix
Artist: Noggin
Album: wreckage
Date: 2003

More granular madness going on in here, though I can’t point exactly where…it’s all over.
Deep, pad + bass filled, 4 to the floor house….because that’s probably my favorite paradigm in electronic music.
I have this one labelled as 2003 but I seem to recall working on this in my first dorm room which would mean it’s actually from 2000-2001.
All made in Buzz. Charlie on the answering-machine/apollo-mission vocals.
Please enjoy.
Download: Noggin – Granulesmix (Wreckage) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Classic Trash singles

CNCTR – The Unmovable Man

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Title: The Unmovable Man
Artist: CNCTR
Album: The Unmovable Man
Date: 1998

As much as I was into ‘techno’ or house music or whatever you want to call it, I never wanted to be restricted to making just that…so a lot of my early stuff had a pretty firm ground in trying new sounds and just trying to be creative. Eventually though, I wanted to just make 4/4 floor ‘minimal’ stuff. This is what I tried first. I used some car speakers in a box as monitors, which i thought was awesome but was really pretty pointless because I was just driving them with a line level signal…so they didnt hardly make any sound. Still, I ignorantly assumed it would make my tracks sound better. Well, it definitely got them sounding different, but the production of this track is the only instance that setup lasted.
This is Buzz of course, and I will find the artwork for it soon…it’s been a pretty busy few days/nights around here. What with taking on about 4 new projects, all completely unrelated, all at once.
Download: CNCTR-The-Unmovable-Man (right click and choose ‘save as’)