Truckstop Alaska is one of the best venues in Gothenburg, as those who have been to DATASTORM know. But they’ve been harassed by police and other authorities lately, so come and show your support! I will play live, sort of. The robot will do the playing, but with my music. Eh so, I will be played live?
Oh and btw, tickets for DATASTORM is out on Wednesday. I’m in the organizer team this year too, and I know you will be disappointed if you miss out.
My remix of Hello World’s Mega23 that I made a while back has been published in The Remixes. It stays pretty close to the original, with a dash of 6581 here and there. It’s kind of a big release with remixes by eg Zabutom, Dubmood and Misfit Chris. It kind of marks the end of an era. Or the beginning of an era? I’m not sure.
The robot‘s first song is included in the compilation Warm Data, released by Bit Rot. The robot’s song is pretty chill, but otherwise this compilation is for you who like it a bit rougher and more abstract. Includes artists such as Joss Manley, Irrlicht Project, tMT and Raquel Meyers. There’s not just music but also programs and videos, so go n’ get it now.
Here’s me playing live with a C64 and a delay pedal, with live video processing by Zden. It happened at Demobit in Bratislava where I was supposed to be in person but “due to circumstances” was unable to attend. So I streamed the video/sound, which partly explains the dodgy quality.
The performance was made without any preparations. I start an empty tracker and make the instruments and all the music on the fly.
Enjoy some more proper documentation of robot music. First out is Dr.Step (from Floptrik) that was performed at Algomech last year (second video). Afrikstep was also performed there, but hasn’t been properly released yet. The fourth video is a more chilled clip from our first sessions with the robot at Illutron in the summer of 2017.
Video of my performance with the robot at Truckstop Alaska last night. You can see how the robot plays the C64 as a piano using Cynthcart, and it also composed its own melodies in defMON.
Filmed by Måns Almered.
There was a jam last weekend with the robot, Linde, Jacob Remin, and me. Listen to two snippets here.
The robot is slowly starting to make its own music, here accompanied by a RE-303 bass line.