Tag Archives: vox

As Yet Unknown

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’)

collaborations Fade EP

Fade – Tired (demo)

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Title: Tired (demo)
Artist: Fade
Album: Fade EP
Date: 2003

More Brit-pop-avec-idm with Robsi. This one was pretty much done entirely in Reason, and I think we did most of it in one day.
Main thing about this is the vocoder…its like voices vocoded with delayed versions of themselves, guitar, drums, synths, the vocoder patches in this were like a cat’s cradle of patch cables (my favorite part about reason).
ps. and dig that we were doing the halftime drums before the brits were even doing it…well it was an accent back then whereas its like the norm nowadays.
Download: fade – tired (demo) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – Distral

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Title: Distral
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2011

Small glitch in the matrix, but we’re back now.
Dwight Yoakam and wobble bass. You could call it a dabble in wobble.
Download: distral20090519 (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’)

unrequieted

DJ Noggin – Ay Ay!

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Title: Ay Ay!
Artist: DJ Noggin
Album: Unrequieted (b-side)
Date: 1997

Well I was young and trying my damndest to make some music on our POS computer. Working with nothing but the random alert sounds Bobby had given me for this ancient macintosh and a pretty basic sound editor, this cut up proto-rave tune manifested itself.
This is probably my very first attempt at production entirely based in the computer.
Download: Noggin – ay ay!(1997) (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Sober October

Noggin – Do You?

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Title: Do You?
Artist: Noggin
Album: Sober October
Date: 2011

This track was, for the most part, created in a very short time frame art project / experiment / live experience / promotion done at The Business in Anacortes.
For this project, I came into The Business (a record store) early in the afternoon armed with nothing but a turntable and an empty sampler. The idea was to create an entire set of songs from nothing but the vinyl available in the record store, on the same day as the show (thanks Nick for helping me live out a dream). I grabbed anything that looked interesting … some BTO, some aerobics training, some Burl Ives (a necessary Anacortes original), some proto-industrial, and most notably for this composition, some Olivia Newton-John.
The first couple hours were spent sampling and chopping, with a couple hiccups due to poorly planned memory usage – resampling in an mPC2kxl takes an excruciatingly long time…I’m talking 20 minutes to resample a 30 second sample. I learned this the hard way on this day when I had nothing but short time to work with.
This piece definitely came together the easiest, and continued to be refined throughout the next few months, culminating in a couple recording sessions in the garage to tape (see Reverb City). I’ve chosen this markedly dissimilar track to close the album out on a high note.
I will continue to post the album in reverse order.
Thank you.
MPC straight to 1/4″ reels via Mackie mixer and LXP-1 on send.
Chuck originally called this one “Love is the opening door”.
Full album available at http://soundcloud.com/djnoggin/sets/sober-october
Download: Noggin – 10 – Do You (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown

Noggin – One Friend To Another

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Title: One Friend To Another
Artist: Noggin
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2002

My hope is that you put this on a cd somewhere in the middle where you’ve got about a minute and a half to fill. With the stars aligned, and yer mind correct, it should sound as if these Bulgarian choirs sing a solemn song solely for you.
This one seems appropriate today.
Download: Noggin – One Friend to Another (right click and choose ‘save as’)

As Yet Unknown collaborations

Noggin + Gobi – El Paso

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Title: El Paso
Artist: Noggin + Gobi
Album: As Yet Unknown
Date: 2004

Thursdays are now collaboration Thursdays.
This comes from a session with my friends in an early incarnation of the band Gobi. Major props to Phil and Dillon…they really put on a show like no other. My most recent Gobification involved a great show, and then hearing said show ringing off of all the buildings downtown as I biked home to get like 2 hours sleep before my radio show. They also apparently had the cops called, which is actually a rarity at Revs, so PROPS GUYS! Serious jamming that evening.
I made this beat with my laptop sitting on a dresser in a 99% empty apartment. I’ve never seen so many egg crates + mattresses in a bathtub. They had that bathroom converted to one of the deadest vocal booths I’ve ever heard…again props. Phil spit some improv lyrics over this beat, but the vox + beat never really got mixed together. It was all pretty live anyway, so count it towards a bad ass good time instead of a shiny document of said good time. This beat was produced by Noggin for (early) Gobi.
Also, it should be noted that this track didn’t actually have a name (‘philbur’ in the file, i believe), but I definitely remember Phil saying El Paso in the spits.
Download: laurie (right click and choose ‘save as’)

WIP20050426

Noggin – Random Voicemail Disintegration

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Title: Random Voicemail Disintegration
Artist: Noggin
Album: WIP20050426
Date: 2005

This one manifested as the outro to the third installment of my Work In Progress mixes, toward the end of April 2005. I was developing a style I call noise sculpting, and while this one only scratches the surface, it worked as a practice in restraint. This is a good one to play when you’ve got the family all together, like around a campfire, or on roadtrips.
I did not record the source material, and if you know where it came from, please let me know.
Happy birfday America.
Download: 02 – Noggin – Random Voicemail Disintegration (right click and choose ‘save as’)

Pizza Party Demos

Pizza Party – Spookane

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Title: Spookane
Artist: Pizza party
Album: demos
Release Date: 2010

Request!
This is from some Pizza Party sessions rocking a 1986 Ensoniq workstation synthesizer. Well, sort of, the original demo was kind of jammy, so I bounced down the constituent parts, edited, and added vocals this afternoon. Here’s hoping you dig.
ps. The mix/master slider on this one was set to -4.
Download: Pizza Party – Spookane (right click and choose ‘save as’)