I’m doing ASCII graffiti and a robot live show with Jacob Remin at Internetdagarna next week. Unlike the rave set at Algorave last week, the robot will play more low-key cocktail dub electronica ambient something. And the ASCII graffiti will be painted on canvas, which you might be able to get if you’re lucky.
This here be a split release together with A Campbell Payne, where I’m doing skweee and he’s doing Nanoloop techno/beats. Now available for pre-order at Rhythmus Records (cassette/download). It will be a very limited run of the cassettes, so don’t be lazy if you want one. And here’s a taste of my share on the cassette:
And you thought that skweee was dead, huh?
As some of you may have noticed, this site has had an extreme make-over for a while now with huge help from Spot/Up Rough. It’s still under construction, but I think I finally have a website that makes some sense. I really liked the previous awarded PETSCII site (by Raquel Meyers) but it was made in 2011 and it has run its course. So, enjoy the modern internet experience!
While looking through the server, I found a lost folder in the archives with lots of old sites of mine. It might be a mistake to post them now, but who cares? The oldest one I could find was from 2000 and is shown above. Full of teen angst, bla-bla… I think this one was at bizarr.blip.com/~goto80
This is the first page of the site from 2002 that works a bit so-so nowadays. It almost looks like a crappy version of the synthwave aesthetics of today?? Hm. Well, this one was at goto8o.boprecords.net iirc.
For this yellow 2004 site, I registered a subdomain at a pr0n site: goto80.myhardman.com. When I left that domain, it stayed alive for many years with absurd generated stuff combining Z80-processors and gay pr0n.
Entter’s 2005 site was based on the Fantasy-video and had a long and healthy life. It’s good to have the decrunching rasterlines back on the site now!
In 2008, the site became a WordPress blog and I spent plenty of time to get as much history as possible into the archives. You know that you can go back to 1993 in this blog still, right? No? Ok. After a while I got tired of the standard WordPress look, and I tried to make something GIF-freaky in 2010 but finally decided to go for something else.
This design from 2011 was made by Raquel Meyers. Beyond the landing page it was a side-scrolling WordPress blog and I was perhaps the only one who found it to be a perfectly reasonable internet cyber site.
Now, with the 2017-redesign, I think more people can appreciate this place. And I guess that’s good? I’ve also fixed a lot of linkrot (since the blog part has been around since 2008). I fixed no less than 320 dead links. which was a good reminder of the short memory of the internet. I’ve replaced the dead links with Wayback Machine backups where possible, but lots of releases and recordings and art works seem to be lost forever. It was during this process that I decided to make some of the lost releases available at this new Bandcamp page that I didn’t tell anyone about yet.
This is the 640th post on here. Next milestone is 1024 posts.
This mix by Kane West (Steve/Kero Kero Bonito/PC Music) is full of acid and lo-fi goodness, and features one of the songs from my Acid Burger release. In case you missed it, it was a mini-DVD released in 2010 with audio and video, put in a McDonald’s cheeseburger, and shipped around the world with a varying degree of moldy success. The song comes in about 13 minutes into the mix.
Me and Jacob Remin continue to work more on our multi-facetted Robot Music project. For now, it’s focused on getting a robot arm to perform/remix music live, by typing on a Commodore 64. But the future plans are big, huge and unbelievable. At the moment we have two performances lined up, the first being the Algomech festival in November.
Two Commodore 64s play music. One is operated by a human, the other by a robotic arm. The robot makes melodies, modulates sounds and rhythms, and re-arranges songs on its own, occasionally conducted by a human. The robot also uses other hardware. Meanwhile, the first C64 is operated by a human who has nothing prepared, and who has to make all the sounds and arrangement on the fly.