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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

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’)

Live at Stafford Sober October Demos

Noggin – Beat Friends (Live from Stafford)

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Title: Beat Friends (Live from Stafford)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Live at Stafford
Date: 2009

Major props to all those who came out to Birds and the Beats vol. 3 episode 1.
And double props to those who came out to Murphys the following night.
Here’s a live version of a track I recorded at the Stafford Main Street for a semi-regular Holiday show in 2009. Thanks to Houston for making sure it sounded good, and for recording this performance.
Jon Alderson on the drums, which we recorded in Denton, TX, and which have somehow interjected into my life every day since (this fool can drum, let me say).
Look for the studio version of this track coming soon on the Sober October record.
And let me take this opportunity to give my love and support to the Stafford in Bryan, TX. Best sound from Houston to Austin (no BS), and a killer vibe…I hope to come back someday.
Download: Noggin – 05 – Beat Friends (Live at Stafford) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

remixes and covers

Sunnybrook – Tanglewood

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Title: Tanglewood
Artist: Sunnybrook
Album: Buzz Exports
Release Date: 2011

So a few days ago I put up this really old song called ‘Pheldt’. Standard trip-hop fair.
Then the kids got a hold of it!
My homey Sunny took this track, wailed over it, sampled/chopped the hell out of it, and basically turned it into a completely new track.
I was BLOWN AWAY with how awesome his work is. He credited the track to me, but I have to credit this to him because I am just the samplee, collecting all the royalties like George Clinton.
Check out Sunnybrook
Download: sunnybrook – tanglewood (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Falling from Heaven demos

Alyx Pryce – Hypnotise (tape demo)

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Title: Hypnotise (tape demo)
Artist: Alyx Pryce
Album: Falling from Heaven demos
Release Date: 2010

This is from some sessions I did with drummer Jon Alderson and songwriter Alyx Pryce. We decided to test out my 4-track reel to reel before I had really gotten the hang of it.
Recorded at Opersteny studios 21 September 2010.
This song is by Alyx Pryce.
Download: alyx-hypnoTape20100921 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Classic Trash

Jon + Noggin – jondo

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Title: jondo
Artist: Jon + Noggin
Album: Classic Trash
Release Date: 2000

Jon is one of the musicians I respect the most. If it makes sound, he can wield it proficiently. Drums, bass, guitar, mpc, buzz, whatever…the guy is a master of all. He recorded some live drums and then got them into Buzz, and dropped this file off at my house one night. This I feel is an appropriate post, as I am currently watching his cats while he is away (they are fine).
I’m dating this as 2000 for variety, but it might be more like 1999…looking into that.
Download: Jon + Noggin – jondo (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Bonus Beat (for the cats): meowmix