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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’)

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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’)

Classic Trash

Noggin – tolerant

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Title: Tolerant
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2001

I mean I really went crazy with Buzz…I have to admit that the high amount of output when that was my main (only) production tool is part of the reason I started this whole blog.
This is me trying out synths a lot more, well trying to tweak them to what I wanted at least KNOWING a little about what I was tweaking was doing.
Its psy, its acid, its breaks, big beat, whatever you want to call it. Got a bit of mid-career Orbital energy in it (a constant inspiration).
Download: tolerantupdate (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’)

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Noggin – The Atchison Affair

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Title: The Atchison Affair
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2000

I’m calling this style Final Fantasy Epic Breakbeat Growliness.
Named after a prof I had in school who I just didn’t get along with at all. Somehow, this piece grew to be over 10 minutes long. Heavy breaks and lots of growling synths.
Not really a Wednesday track, but I’m trying to get it so December (the last month!!!) is just killers every day.
All Buzz.
Download: Noggin – Atchison (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’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Enkidu

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Title: Enkidu
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2001

Sorta skittery tracker funk with a healthy dose of fft blast on the drums. Oh yea and a gritty 303 + vocals.
?!?!
Download: Enkidu (right click and choose ‘save as’)

collaborations remixes remixes and covers

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’)

Classic Trash

Noggin – bub

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Title: bub
Artist: Noggin
Album: Classic Trash
Date: 2002

This one was all about the drums and breaking out of any sort of genre that might have tried to encapsulate me in 2002. Its heavy on the melody and heavy on the bit of bounce. Its weird and its funky and damn I like it more now than I even did then, I think. Also managed to pull every tracker technique out the book on this one.
dig it.
Shout out to Arguru.
Download: bub (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Wreckage

Noggin – bassitch

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Title: bassitch
Artist: Noggin
Album: Wreckage
Date: 2003

From the ‘wreckage’ ep, which is just a few buzz bouncedowns from a couple volatile tracks that actually managed to open during some reinstall of buzz.
Its glitchy and its cute.
Download: bassitch (wreckage) (right click and choose ‘save as’)