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morning groove

Morning Groove 15 June 2012

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Title: Morning Groove 15 June 2012
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2012
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Technical difficulties aside (you shouldn’t notice), this was a great kolache-eatin show.
Double dose of Zapp as I really had those jams on my mind. Some more ambient stuff early on and Adam Carroll makes his way into the second hour.
I gotta give all props to Chuck for helping make those dark mornings always brighter with company.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Rod Stewart
Underworld
Cibo Matto
Zapp
Father John Misty
etc, etc…
Download: keos20120615a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20120615b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations Live Bootlegs

Bananahat – Live From Stafford 20 December 2008

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Title: Live from Stafford 20 December 2008
Artist: Bananahat
Album: Live from Bryan, TX
Date: 2008

When all three members of Bananahat happened to convene in Bryan, Texas around the Christmas of 08, good things happened. SkullF*cker had a show booked at Stafford, and along with Bryce Clayton Eiman, Bananahat was around to pull the electro-noise-house vibes out of the winter downtown air.
Technically, this was Bananahat plus, as we had two at-large members join us on stage in masks and stuff. There’s laptops, live vocals, a feedbacker modded-sp303, akai mpc, korg er-1, tuning forks, contact mics, more feedback loops, and most importantly the magic of the season and weariness of the road.
The actual performance was about 30 minutes, but the recordings got started a short ways into it. Major props to Houston for hitting that record button…I don’t know how I could ever remember much less describe Bananahat at their finest hour.
Chappy Chanukah to all yall.
Download: 01 Live at Stafford 20081220 (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Bananahat ca. 2008

collaborations remixes remixes and covers singles

Ethan Master of the Hawaiian Ukulele – Arabesque (nogmix)

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Title: Arabesque (nogmix)
Artist: Ethan Master of the Hawaiian Ukulele
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2009

From Dwight to a Dude.
More material from the sessions with EMHU out in Palo Alto. I really like this track but never got the name for it. I can’t tell you where this extrapolation and modulation came from, but I dig and I hope you do. This is one for the headphone heads.
Download: 06 Arabesque (nogmix) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Distral

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Title: Distral
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2011

Small glitch in the matrix, but we’re back now.
Dwight Yoakam and wobble bass. You could call it a dabble in wobble.
Download: distral20090519 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Homework

Noggin – Family Choir / Family Organ

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Title: Family Choir / Family Organ
Artist: Noggin
Album: Homework
Date: 2008

This piece is a combination of two other pieces of algorithmic music written in 3 lines each of chuck code – deemed ‘chuckus’ for their relationship to 3 line poem styles. My first homework assignment when I came back to school after a trip back home in 2008.
The first piece can be summed up as cancerous, as follows:
SndBuf a=>dac;"special:dope"=>a.read;SndBuf b=>dac;"special:peksblnk"=>b.read;
float c;float d;while(true){Math.cos((c::ms=>now)/15::ms)=>a.rate;
Math.tan((d::ms=>now)/11::ms)=>b.rate;Math.sin(1333)=>c;Math.sin(-400)=>d;}

The second piece can be summed up as lament, as follows:
SinOsc q=>NRev r=>dac;SqrOsc w=>r;[63,61,56,65,60]@=>int x[];.5=>q.gain;303=>int
m;0=>float e=>w.gain;while(m::ms=>now){if(e<.1)e+.0003=>e=>w.gain;maybe*m::ms=>
now;Std.mtof(x[Std.rand2(0,4)])=>q.freq;Std.mtof(x[Std.rand2(0,4)]+5)=>w.freq;}

Again, these are algorithmic pieces, and so they kind of write themselves. Each time they are played, they will be slightly different. The challenge for me was to still give them a consistent enough character that ties them together on multiple plays. Also, using simple math functions to simulate ‘song structure’ puts forth its own challenges.
These two pieces also definitely represent the place my head and heart were at in January of 2008. We miss you, Mom.
Download: Family Choir _ Family Organ (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Dirty Tape demos

Noggin – Picking up and leaving

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Title: Picking up and leaving
Artist: Noggin
Album: Dirty Tape
Date: 2010

Ambient track produced from a couple George Strait samples on the EPS. Damn, that is a deep keyboard. Not even software samplers come close to what it could do with built in functionality.
Recorded to cassette tape in the early summer of ’10 in Anacortes, WA.
Thanks again, Karl.
Download: 16 Picking up and leaving (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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’)

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

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’)

Instant Jams remixes remixes and covers Sober October Demos

Noggin – That Old Orange Guitar (Live Remix)

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Title: That Old Orange Guitar (live remix)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Sober October Demos
Date: 2011

This track isn’t exactly suited for playing out at a bar where everyone is drinking looking to get their groove on. However, one time I played a gig out in the forest of east Texas where I thought I might could pull this one off without being too crazy (thank you Birds and Beats). I came up with this extra bit of beat to add to it though to give it a bit of a special touch for the night.
Here is the live ‘remix’ played live earlier today. If you can, take yourself out to the forest with me and your close friends, real late at night on the hottest night of the year. Take yer shirt off, embrace the dirt, smile at the dichotomy of so many colored lights amidst so many darkened trees, veg out.
MPC (w/ FX card!) straight to Logic.
Full album available at http://soundcloud.com/djnoggin/sets/sober-october
Download: That Old Orange Guitar (Live remix) (right click and choose ‘save as’)