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96 Nog Jams collaborations remixes remixes and covers

Karl Blau – Great Eastern Shade (nogmix)

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Title: Great Eastern Shade (nogmix)
Artist: Karl Blau + Noggin
Album: 96 Nog Jams
Date: 2010

Probably the first piece I did to create backing tracks for Karl’s “96” record. I loved those crunchy drums, and took it upon myself to see if I could turn his voice into a bit of an electronic instrument via the power of digital sampling in the mpc.
I’ll never forget the first moments I was working on that vocal, Elena came over with Murphy and he just started singing along with Karl’s endless tone.
MURPH!!!
Download: Karl Blau – 05 – Great Eastern Shade (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Fall Tape

Noggin – Chillfest (rough draft)

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Title: Chillfest (rough draft)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Fall Tape
Date: 2011

Another one off the recently bounced Fall Tape. This path was formed by placing one stone at a time.
EPS sampling Logic sounds, sequenced via mpc, sequence recorded to logic, re-sequenced back to eps, tracked to logic in whole song and chunk sections (for looping), sent to cassette tape, bounced back to pc, cut up / mastered briefly mostly to raise cassette output, disseminated on the trackaday faces.
I love the interplay of different machines from different time periods because it brings up interesting techniques that might not have been explored otherwise. Ever notice a hardware samplist’s tendency to raise both notes of a interval equally? That’s the machine talking as much as the musician (this led to a lot of ‘jazzy’ hip hop and electro-lounge).
TX on the bass.
Download: 03 chillfest (rough draft) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations Fall Tape

Trypset and Noggin – Lighter Fluid

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Title: Lighter Fluid
Artist: Trypset and Noggin
Album: Fall Tape
Date: 2011

Trypset and I put down the majority of this one the first time we tried. It’s now made the rounds through some Abletons, racks, daws, and tapes, and I want to be sure to put it out during the December trackaday blowout currently ongoing.
See yall at birds and the beats.
Download: trypNog01 (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’)

96 Nog Jams collaborations

Karl Blau – 96 (Nog Jam)

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Title: 96 (Nog Jam)
Artist: Karl Blau
Album: 96 Nog Jams
Date: 2010

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/karlblau/give-a-hand-for-klaps
The above is one of these kickstarter fundraising webpages for my good friend Karl. I’d like to point out that, by pledging to support the project, you’re not just giving money away. Quite the opposite, you’re investing in the most unique and delicately-crafted, totally 100% hand made in America projects that exists right now. Karl has a subscription service called ‘Klaps’ (Kelp Lunacy Advanced Plagiarism Society), wherein he records the music, does the artwork, hand-sews a lot of the packaging, and then sends it out to those who have paid the dues. I’m not joking around here, folks…it’s not only some of the most creative and honest music you’ve ever heard, it’s an entirely personal experience from the artist to the fan. Not to mention, it’s almost made from totally recycled materials – and I don’t mean recycled like, thrown in the trash bin, picked out, sent to a plant, and turned into an egg carton – I mean that the packaging for the 96 album is made from a trash-bound record sleeve, reformed and screen printed into a cd case.
Here is a remix I did of the title track off Karl’s ’96’ record. He lent me his original 4 track and I just went to town throwing bits an pieces into the sampler.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/karlblau/give-a-hand-for-klaps
Download: Karl Blau – 01 – 96 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Pictures of Clouds

Pictures of Clouds – Nematode

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Title: Nematode
Artist: Pictures of Clouds
Album: Pictures of Clouds
Date: 2010

Not having a good day.
This is an amen break on auto-repeat, spit forth from a schizophrenic mpc, fed through an auto-tune and then feeding back on itself with careful application of the aux knob. Not really POC style, but came from those same sessions, so they can claim it.
Download: 16 – Pictures Of Clouds – Tapedeck16 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations Dirty Tape demos

RedHouseGreenHouse – Untitled 8

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Title: Untitled 8
Artist: RedHouseGreenHouse
Album: Dirty Tape demos
Date: 2010

Alright let’s do this.
Wrapping up the RedHouseGreenHouse collaborations with an illbient-reggaecide-tone-swathing. Same as before, EPS + nylong guitar, and that’s it. The sequencer in the EPS is pretty fun to use, and really gets 80s on ya once you quantise.
Work with what ya got.
Blog about it.
<3. Download: Noggin Etc – 08 – Track08 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Pictures of Clouds Side B

Pictures of Clouds – Untitled b13

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Title: Untitled b13
Artist: Pictures of Clouds
Album: side B
Date: 2010

Unofficial Pictures of Clouds release…recorded to cassette one morning in the RedHouse studio in Anacortes with only half the band (that’d be me). I do believe it’s pretty much straight off the MS2000. I love the boing effect of the notes gliding from hi to low. I’m back in Anacortes for a couple of days so loading yall up with the Anacortes sessions seems appropriate.
This one is dedicated to those who departed in 2010.
Download: Pictures Of Clouds – 13 – B13 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Instant Jams Spring Tape

Noggin – Hswowsh jam

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Title: Hswowsh jam spring 2011
Artist: Noggin
Album: Spring Tape
Date: 2011

Hump day humpin for ya, acid style.
I will willingly attribute any awesomeness found in these digital frequency representations to be wholly due to the company of my homey Hswowsh, who was chilling in the Furnace with me as I reached over and hit ‘record’ on the tape deck while preparing for my show later that night.
This is therefore short, unrehearsed, distorted acidy excursions for your mind and your rear end.
Homebuilt 303 (x0x) -> amp sim + mpc all being digitally mixed through a newly refurbished Yamaha DMP-7. Whodathunk that analog -> digital -> analog conversion ala 1986 would sound so sweet?
Download: hswowsh20110612 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown collaborations

Mr. Sprott ft. Noggin – What you get

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Title: What You Get
Artist: Mr. Sprott ft. Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2011

Another pretty instant jam…recorded once again with KSwens. This is his Nord patch + idea, I just helped put it to tape….literally, this recording is off of the cassette bounce-deck I keep running pretty much 24/7.
Lots of experimental panning techniques happening here…if you can watch this one through a goniometer it makes a very pretty show.
Download: whatuget (right click and choose ‘save as’)