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Sweet <3 for my Def Jam

Last weekend I was in the Netherlands to play at the X’2018 C64 fiesta, and the lovely Gifgrond in Tilburg. I played a fully improvised set, where I start completely from scratch and make all the instruments and composingz as I go along.

Yeah I Know It Sucks had some very nice things to say about my performance. This approach was so unique and friendly, totally unique and exposed; where normally a lot of electronic musicians hide behind their desk, Goto80 showed the polar opposite. [..] He had nothing to hide, didn’t come out all the way from Sweden to play a game of digital patience or check out his emails; he sincerely laid himself and his music process bare, naked in front of you with astonishing music as a result.

Thanks for that! Feels particularly pleasing since I’m working on an album of C64-improvs at the moment. That will be out next year, after I release another album that I’m working on…

So many albums, so little shirbums.

Featured in the radio show Diggin’ in the Carts

Diggin’ in the carts was started by Nick Dwyer as a rather fantastic video documentary series in 2014 and has continued as a radio show focused on Japanese game music since.

In this brand new episode they are looking outside of Japan for the first time, and they interviewed me about the history of computer and video game music in the West. Rather big topic, eh? :) Pete from Anamanaguchi is also in the show.

So enjoy! It will go offline in 29 days I think.

Listen to the show

Music as Recordings = Boring?

I talked to Elsa Ferreira who wrote a post about Algorave where me, Jacob Remin and the robot did a performance a few weeks back. I explained a bit about how the remixes on Floptrik could be “eternal remixes”, and then I got started on how boring it is that almost all digital music in the end gets released as boring recordings, stripped of all that juicy archeological data. I’ve released a lot of music as data rather than recordings, and it seems like the way of the future. Especially now, soon, when the bots can take all that data, analyze it, and commodify your creativity! Hooray!

Photo: James Vanderhoeven (at Algorave at Algomech Festival)

Interview for Slovenian TV

Here is a clip about me in the Slovenian public service station RTV. I’m not sure what they’re saying, but the interview felt good afterwards (for a change) so hopefully it’s all good.

 

DUBCRT feature

There’s a long feature on DUBCRT in RESET Magazine #9.5, that you can pdf-read here. Tim from DataDoor talks about the background and inspirations to the project and me, 4mat and iLKke say a few things as well.

As mentioned in the interview, a new batch will be made soon so stay sharp if you don’t want to miss it! Uh, meaning: stay tuned at Shareware PLUS.

10 of the Best Chiptune Tracks

And one of my songs is in there, hehe. This was posted a while ago on Thump, with a selection made by Dot.AY. And my C64 reggae/dub song Ajvar Relish is in there, released years ago on my CD-album Commodore Grooves.

Here’s a video for the song made by Entter using the cassette-based video camera PXL-2000!