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Noggin – Luminescence (preview)

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Title: Luminescence (preview)
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2003

Coming from the same week probably, and exact same circumstances (idea->realisation, reason, moving on back to buzz right after) as yesterdays track, here’s some dream house for yall. You probably won’t wreck yer car jammin to this unless you’re checking this post on yer phone.
(original file: judhaus)
Download: Luminescence (preview) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown singles

Noggin – filmick

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Title: Filmick
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2004

Created for a project I had in video production class. The track began to materialise as Tom and I were synthesizing bass drops to test his car sound system with, and I worked one into a remix I did of a track I had previously done for film class. It ended up being an exercise in taking it one-step further…pretty nuts amen breaks, real glitch samples, insane chirps, I just wanted to suck up and repurpose cliches into something a bit harsh.
it’s all buzz.
Download: 05 filmick (master) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Buzz Exports

Noggin – flips

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Title: Flips
Artist: Noggin
Album: Buzz Exports
Date: 2004

This one comes up today cause I think my homeys Joel and Paul would approve of it (bust out the samplers?). It’s a short abortion, but it came pretty close to being turned into a Fade track (Robsi loved it and worked on vocals for like an afternoon).
It’s all Buzz and live record scratching…I was really tipping over the edge about to dive into turntablism when I produced this.
Download: flips (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Cup Feet / Chamber

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Title: Cup Feet / Chamber
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2001

This has got to be one of my favorite pieces to have ever produced.
It’s all based around a sample from a Bulgarian choir, + other samples pulled from various sources of music. I really had to step out of my comfort zone to make the drums this punchy…I was more chasing this smeared drum sound back then.
This is once again all buzz.
Download: Cup Feet / Chamber (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – track for film class

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Title: Track for film class
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2004

Whilst working on a film project in college, our group needed some basic bed music, not too loud, not too quiet, to use underneath a PSA we were creating for the food bank. A short time with the midi-keyboard and reason and our problems were solved. I’ll never forget how ‘easy’ I felt it was using a real keyboard (I’m a programmer/pad banger, never really record with a piano-style keyboard).
Download: Noggin – 00 Track For Film Class (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown collaborations singles

Avec Mére – New York

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Title: New York
Artist: Avec Mére
Album: As yet Unknown
Date: 2006

An amazingly talented good friend of mine named Jordan recorded this and sent it to me either while I was in Austin or while I was in limbo / homeless between Austin and California. On a whim, I asked him to send the tracks and let me try to add a piano, which I did using my piano in Bryan (slightly in a honky tonk tuning, no?). I do not consider myself a piano player, but I do consider myself a musician and I will play whatever you throw at me. Having said that, don’t throw pianos at me right now. Put this one together by ear, then grabbed the only mic I had (thanks again Thoams) and recorded this while my dad ate beans in the kitchen and my mom scoured the internet for travel deals (she was really good at that). If you listen close enough, my cat, The Baron Archimedes Von Resonator Al-Stimpson de Chenonceau even has a part in this.
Thank you Jordan for being such an inspiration.
ps. there is another version of this somewhere that has a crazy glitched out guitar solo I’ll try to find and upload later.
Download: avec mére – new york_withpiano (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Punhy

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Title: punhy
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2004

I remember doing this one just out of love for 909’s and Rhodes pianos. I cannot recall exactly if I had this connected to some sort of knob box (all I had at the time were ones I had made), or if I just did it old school style and recorded each parameter tweak during each run through of the song.
Think I passed this one out quite a bit though on mix tapes, etc.
Download: punhy (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Phase

Noggin – Rainfall

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Title: Rainfall
Artist: Noggin
Album: Phase
Release Date: 1999

This whole album has to make it up here eventually.
Epic dream house from the days when Robert Miles ruled the radio and the clubs. In my more wiser hindsight, I imagine this track sounds much better screwed. Hmmm maybe I can get two posts out of this…
Download: Noggin – 10 Rainfall (right click and choose ‘save as’)
Naw, yall have been so nice to me I’ll just go ahead and include both…you be the judge.

Download: noggin-rainfall-screwed (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Flotation Device Spaceship EP

Noggin – The Soldier

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Title: The Soldier
Artist: Noggin
Album: Where is our spaceship, and how did we get on this planet?
Release Date: 2001

Pretty blatant sampling on this one, from a nice rendition of a civil war tune. This tune was originally put together for my first mix album, ‘Flotation Device’. Beats constructed in buzz, all edited together in Cool Edit Pro. I was doing all my mixes timeline style like this back then…then was just a section with a bit more personality thrown into it.
Download: Noggin – 04 The Soldier (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Spaceship EP WIP20040920

Noggin – Emergence

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Title: Emergence
Artist: Noggin
Album: Where is our spaceship, and how did we get on this planet?
Release Date: 2001

So I’m going to post this album, track by track, in reverse order, so it appears in the correct order when sorted chronologically descending.
This is one of my favorite drum n bass tracks to have ever worked on.
Contains a few mangled samples, but they will remain anonymous for the sake of the internets.
This track appears in screwed / house tempo form on the original Work In Progress mix.
Download: Noggin – 05 Emergence (right click and choose ‘save as’)