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Sober October

Noggin – Jouges

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Title: Jouges
Artist: Noggin
Album: Sober October
Date: 2011

Definition of Love-Hate here.
This track was originally a favorite of mine, though I figured it might not appeal to a wide range. However the first few listeners loved it.
It went through many permutations and edits.
I eventually started to despise it because it’s so nasty to begin with, its not easy to tame.
It almost got scrapped, but held on as being the first reviewers’ favorite – how could I let it get relegated to b-side-land?
It’s an ER-1 feeding back on itself and pressed really hard to tape in the garage with Jon.
ER-1 straight to 1/4″ reels.
Chuck originally called this one “Dirty”.
Full album available at http://soundcloud.com/djnoggin/sets/sober-october
Download: Noggin – 04 – Jouges (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Sober October Demos Spring Tape

Noggin – Walk around (Furnace version)

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Title: Walk Around (Furnace version)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Spring tape
Date: 2011

Maybe you heard, but I have no idea how I recorded the original version of this that ended up on Reverb City and Sober October. So in an attempt to recreate it, I jammed this out one night.
It’s obvious a lot cleaner, but I think I still like something about that uber-washed out reverb-only version.
Full album available at http://soundcloud.com/djnoggin/sets/sober-october
Download: Noggin – Walk Around (Furnace Version) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

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’)

collaborations Pictures of Clouds

Pictures of Clouds – Untitled 06

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Title: Untitled 06
Artist: Pictures of Clouds
Album: Buzz Exports
Date: 2010

One that fits the original ‘ambient’ vibe of the POC release a little closer.
This is basically track 3 off the album, not counting the intro track. We are just riding a vibe here, sequencer off, fx routed and fedback on each other, Elena chilling under the window.
Part of the magic of this short track is how it opens up for track 7, so you’ll have to burn this whole album to experience that proper-like.
Download: 06 – Pictures Of Clouds – Tapedeck06 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations Pictures of Clouds

Pictures of Clouds – Untitled 04

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Title: Untitled 04
Artist: Pictures of Clouds
Album: Pictures of Clouds
Date: 2010

This is one of the hits off the Pictures of Clouds release. All props to The Young Master on keys here, for one of the best, recorded, impromptu jams of my life.
Download: 04 Tapedeck04 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Live 8 bit Rancho Relaxo

Noggin – Live 8 bit set at Rancho Relaxo part 1

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Title: Live 8 bit set at Rancho Relaxo part 1
Artist: Noggin
Album: Live 8 bit set at Rancho Relaxo
Date: 2008

This is the first part of my set at Rancho Relaxo precluding an AMODA showcase. Highlights of this show include meeting Captain Sievert and Yatagarasu aka Hexcrusher. The Cap’n has the gameboys down, and Hexcrusher was rocking a Nintendo and a distortion pedal.
Love those guys.
Still noisy, albeit maybe a bit more focused than the encore that I’ve already posted.
Download: Live 8bit set at Rancho Relaxo (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’)

Pizza Party Demos

Pizza Party – What’s your sign? (demo)

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Title: What’s your sign (demo)?
Artist: Pizza Party
Album: Pizza Party demos
Date: 2010

The Red House Studio was like an orphanage, we left so many tracks to fend for themselves in the wild.
This is a demo I worked out solely on the ESQ-1 to a) prove that I could do it and b) get that 80’s teen movie vibe. Mix that with ultra-smooth r&b vibe and now yer getting into stirring territory.
Pizza Party vocalist – let’s get some vox, alright?!
Download: Pizza Party – What’s Your Sign (demo) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

And the Bass Kicks the Remix collaborations remixes remixes and covers

And The Bass Kicks The Drum – Forget All The Memories (Immersion mix)

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Title: Forget All The Memories (Immersion mix)
Artist: And the Bass Kicks the Drum
Album: And the Bass Kicks the Remix
Date: 2011

It’s messed up, cause as much as I want this ‘category’ page to turn out like an album page, that would mean I would have to post the tracks in reverse order…since it sorts everything by date, newest first. Well I screwed that up with the first post for this EP by posting track 3 first.
Who cares though, here’s the fifth and final ATBKTD ‘remix’…which is really just a super-screwed version of another remix. It’s a nice chance to peak into harmonics that you might not have known were there, as they are suddenly brought down into the audible spectrum.
This one’s got em. In droves.
Download: atbktd-remix5(immersion) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

And the Bass Kicks the Remix collaborations remixes remixes and covers

And The Bass Kicks The Drum – Forget All The Memories (Extrapolation mix)

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Title: Forget All The Memories (Extrapolation mix)
Artist: And the Bass Kicks the Drum
Album: And the Bass Kicks the Remix
Date: 2011

This is the most jammy remix of the bunch. Stays pretty true to the original, barring some manual tape speed changes. This one sees the drums kicking back on the bass.
Once again, recorded to 1/4″ tape from MPC1k through an LXP-1 reverb.
Download: atbktd-remix2(extrapolation (right click and choose ‘save as’)