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EMHU – What is love

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Title: What is love (demo)
Artist: Ethan Master of the Hawaiian Ukulele
Album: cali demos
Date: 2008

Thanks Ethan.
Recorded in Palo Alto, June 2008.

Download: ethan-whatislove (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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Noggin – Sideslipping

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Title: Sideslipping
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2000

One of the most epic Noggin classics from the pinnacle of Buzz-dom.
It’s big ass trip-hop, some guitar, huge beats, the freshman movie sample syndrome, and somehow this mystical 10 minutes that kind of evaporate into the ether if you stay through the whole thing.
Download: Noggin – Sideslipping (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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Noggin – Ride With Us

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Title: Ride with us
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2002

More midweek chill (thanks Keith).
My friends at SWT and I used to drive around the hill country a lot. Many evenings and setting suns spent sailing the serpentine spine of the Devil’s Backbone.
This might be an un-naturally skewed chill representation of that time of life, but it was definitely developed in the darkness following one of said drives.
This is all Buzz and also includes guitar (I did get really into that I had forgotten).
Download: Noggin – Ride with us (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown Instant Jams

Noggin – Noël Étude de Fahey

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Title: Noël Étude de Fahey
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2011

Take note cause this is probably about as close as I’ll get to recording a Christmas track.
The other day while ripping the wonderful John Fahey Christmas record to computer, I started seeing what I could do with it using the mixer and a delayed (thanks soundcard latency!) version of the signal. These are the short snippets I managed to catch to tape, edited together audacity time-line style.
To clarify, these are live manipulations of the John Fahey record.
Merry Xmas.
Download: Noggin – – Noël Étude de Fahey (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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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’)

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Noggin – Common Ground

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Title: Common Ground
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2000

Shout out to my buddy Lyman on this one. At the time, one of the only people I actually knew who was producing electronic music in Central Texas in 2000. Think about how for granted we all take ‘producers’ these days – every dude with a computer and awareness of beatport is an ‘edm producer’ nowadays. We didn’t call it edm, we called it ‘techno’, not because it was accurate but because it was a perfectly good term and nobody cared and I’m kind of bitter that people keep trying to come up with a ‘better’ term.
Plus, if anything, this is IDM (the most loaded genre-term in the history of pretentiousness).
I really put a lot into this, from recording raw material, editing the sh*t out of said raw material, dropping it into buzz, and coming to terms with multi-band compression for the mastering that followed production.
Download: Noggin – Common Ground (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations Fade EP

Fade – Lost In

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Title: Lost In
Artist: Fade
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2000
Original
Acoustic
This is one of the first collaborations with a bonafide vocalist and myself on programming. Robsi had the lyrics ready and wanted to hit that Kid A vibe that was kicking around pretty good at the time. Well we did our own take, and were both pretty happy with how it came out. A couple remixes followed.
We produced the majority of this in Buzz, but I believe vocals were tracked out in Vegas or Nuendo, and the acoustic remix was totally in whichever program that was. We took Buzz integration to the next level with this one, what with the guitars and vox and 808s etc.
Bonus for yall, acoustic remix is included.
Download: Fade – Lost In (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: Fade – Lost In (acoustic) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations Nueget Jams

Nueget – Elvis is dead, deal with it

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Title: Elvis is dead, deal with it
Artist: Nueget
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 1998


We were really good in Nueget / Megaspore Mothercell about getting an idea and then taking it to completion. We didn’t really have a song per se when we started here, but we sure did at the end of it. It’s definitely got that Sonic Youth garage vibe we were heading towards. This is just Steve and I while we were in-between bassists (which was quite often).
Props Steve.
And as a bonus, here’s the overdub version of White Rainbow complete with guitar shreds.
Download: Nueget – Elvis is dead, deal with it (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: Nueget – White Rainbow 2 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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Noggin – Here I Am

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Title: Here I Am
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2001

Here’s some very Noggin-in-college, hifi Buuzage in a trip hop stylee. Listening back to this, I actually realise it came out right when I was getting into really being able to wield Buzz well, and put a lot of different technique into it.
I dare you to spot the Backstreet Boys sample.
Come and get me.
Download: Noggin – Here I am (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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Ilya + Noggin – Studiojam remix

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Title: Studiojam remix
Artist: Ilya + Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2004

Had a lot of fun going into the TAMU recording studio with Ilya to lay this one down. I had made some drum beats and we brought those in, played em as backing tracks, then he jammed the wurly while I played the guitar. We had a great time.
A few months later, here was my remix.
I’ve got all the tracks + his version somewhere, but Ilya, if yer out there and you aint crashed em, hit me up with yer version!
Download: Studiojam remix (right click and choose ‘save as’)