Tag Archives: melodic

groovesday

Groovesday 05 June 2012

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Title: Groovesday 05 June 2012
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: KEOS Broadcasts
Date: 2012
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Tonight’s show is something I’ve always wanted to do – super deep, dank house with a nod to the melodic side. It felt real good to pull this one off. Seriously IDM at times, pretty straight up house at others. Even includes vocals for the pop kids.
This weeks show includes hits from, but not limited to:
Murcof
Adam Johnson
Kid606
Dave Gahan
Al Haca Soundsystem
etc, etc…
Download: keos20120605a (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Download: keos20120605b (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – …the Whole Earth Smiled

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Title: And the Whole Face of the Earth Smiled
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2002

Every now and then, this inner cornball in me stands up and shouts loudly messages of love and sentimentality and corndogs and cheese.
This is one of those moments.
Kind of a killer beat, some glitchiness, tons of melody, glide synths, beat box samples (like from yer mouth, yo), all wrapped up in computer nerdom that is the tracker-tune.
This one’s all Buzz.
Download: Noggin – And the whole face of the earth smiled (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Classic Trash

CNCTR – 2’26″am

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Title: 2’26” am
Artist: Noggin
Album: Classic Trash
Date: 1996

EDIT: track is fixed.
A Buzz classic. Playing with the dichotomy of distorted/cut up breaks against uber-melodic pure synthesis.
This was one of the first pieces I did with Buzz, and really probably where I first came to love the junglist amen freakery school of thought.
Download: 226 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Sober October Demos

Noggin – Non-Chalant (piano version)

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Title: Non-Chalant (piano version)
Artist: Noggin
Album: Sober October Demos
Date: 2010

More hybrid Sunnybrook garage/Redhouse attic jam. This one completes this suite of mixes.
Ran with the melody a bit more in this one, and this one comes out as one of the most focused efforts from these samples / sequences.
MPC + LXP1 straight to 1/4″ reels.
Download: noggin-nonchalant(pianoversion) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations

Freddy Sanchez – The World As You Know It (demo 03)

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Title: The World As You Know It (demo 03)
Artist: Freddy Sanchez
Album: Acoustic Translations
Date: 2008

When I moved back to Texas from California, Freddy and I went on a musical madness fest. We played every open mic, we jammed the far corners of BCS, we moved magnets and turned them into binary data. He really wanted to record a set of demos to hand out, and I wanted to help out. With the help of his acoustically beautiful (though not sound proof) jam room, and some nice matched mics, we recorded a good few hours worth of material he had just been wanting to get out for a while. This is one of my favorites. More to come, for sure.
Freddy if you can, leave the name of this piece in the comments.
Download: fredro03 (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Buzz Exports collaborations singles

Orion – Symphony

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Title: Symphony
Artist: Orion
Album: Orion
Date: 1998

What can I say, I’m a sucker for a request.
This is from a pretty fruitful collaboration with one Andy, aka Gabriel Winter. We met up via Buzz, and decided to start working together on some pretty epic buzz tunes. Gabe’s insane melodic sense and my don’t-know-what-I’m-doing programming and I think we had a pretty good thing going.
This one was our first collaboration, and we went back and forth with this one pretty crazy. I can’t remember if Gabe was in Dallas or Colorado. Working with Gabriel Winter taught me a lot and humbled me in ways I needed to be humbled. He was an outstanding musician and one of the most positive people I had ever met.
Gabe if yer out there drop me a line!
Download: orion-symphony (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations Pictures of Clouds

Pictures of Clouds – Unreleased track 07

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Title: Track 07
Artist: Pictures of Clouds
Album: Pictures of Clouds
Date: 2010

Another classic from the whirlwind-Pictures-of-Clouds-ambient-album-post-Whidbey-Island-recording-sessions-with-Elena. Seriously, from ‘let’s make an album’ to ‘damn near complete’ album just a few hours later, this was a magical time in the Red House studio. I attribute much of this to the 3rd member, whose only instrument during the session was good vibes. Plus The Young Master absolutely killing it on the keyboards on this one. Major impromptu props.
MPC+Ion to cassette tape.
Download: 07 – Pictures Of Clouds – Tapedeck07 (right click and choose ‘save as’)