DEMOSCENE

Satori – Amis Cope (Amiga demo)

Zden is notorious in the demoscene for his consistent output of abstract/glitch/noise-inspired demos, mostly for PC. Last weekend he released his first Amiga demo, Amis Cope. It uses my music (a recording of a song mostly using the C64). It runs on old Amigas (ECS/OCS) with extra RAM and an FPU (eg a Vampire graphics card), or newer Amigas with accelerator cards (060).

Up Rough Megamix 1

Here’s an hour of hot Amiga megamixing by Spot, Qwan, Syphus, Teis, Varthall and me. Up Rough Megamix 1! You can download it and run into on your Amiga 1200, or check the video below. It was shown for the first time 10 years ago, but there were some “technical problems” that required 10 years of fixing. You know how it is.

Storhjärnan for Chiperia

Chiperia X was released last week with one of my songs: Storhjärnan. It’s a song that I made for a talent show on TV that I was asked to be in after that cabbage/salad performance got “popular”. Me, The Toilet, Ljudit Andersson and Frantik were going to perform this in an arena in front of a celebrity jury with Mega Competence. Never happened though. Not because of us, though. Well, read all about it in the scroll text, just like it was 1993! The tune starts at 04:22 in this video, so you have two seconds to prepare…

Chiperia is a series of Amiga music disks organized by Slash, one of the most dedicated Amiga music people I know. Check out his YouTube with more than 2000 videos of songs playing in Protracker.

Stormdata, Amiga Chiptune

My Amiga chiptune contribution for Datastorm, which ended up #3 in the competition. I even managed to squeeze some vocals into this 20 kb tune!

I also released a tune made together with DJ Cat: Knäckta av FLT. I made that song 20 years ago, and DJ Cat added vocals to it recently.

At Datastorm we also showed Hack n’ Trade’s Megademo 2, which was made 21 years ago, and was almost 100% finished at the party. We’ll get back to that later..

 

C64 Ambient For Datastorm Breakfast, Feb 11

I’ll play some C64 ambient at Datastorm in Gothenburg on Saturday morning, as the poor demosceners are refuelling with breakfast. I will improvise from scratch with nothing but defMON and a delay pedal, and also over recordings of previous improvisations. I do the best improvisations, so this improvisation will be double best. Truly great.

So, Datastorm is one of the most popular Amiga/8-bit demoscene parties around. Tickets sold out in three minutes this time! So if you don’t have a ticket already, you will have to try to run past the notoriously hard 1337 entrance guards who can crack your life, in order to catch all the good stuff.

Stay safe out there.

Chiperia #6 Out Now

A new Amiga music disk in the Chiperia series, run by the almighty Slash. This one was put together by no other than Dan & Facet – two of the biggest names of the 1990’s Amiga scene. There are about 20 songs, and I made a contribution together with my old partner in crime, Niemo. Our song starts at 32.16 in this video, or check it out running in Protracker:

Me and Niemo started making Amiga music together in the early 1990’s and he taught me a lot back then. We made tons of weird Amiga mod-songs before we started using synthesizers and drum machines to make micro-pop music under the name HT 1997-2004.

So yeah, don’t call it a comeback! Or maybe do?

Download at Pouet.

Fairlight – In Memory Of

After 7 years of work (!), here’s Hollowman’s new C64-demo with a soundtrack by me. It’s based on the life and words of Paul Panks, an interactive fiction programmer with schizophrenia who often ran into troubles in the retroforums..

Download the C64-file at CSDb.

My new musicdisk!

This is my C64 “music disk”: four slow, dubby, ambientish songs with reactive PETSCII visuals for each song, made by iLKke and 4-mat. And all of this fits in just 14 kilobytes!

It accompanies my latest album, released on Datadoor. Two of the songs are from that release: Linkan (which I made an installation/performance with) and Steel Egg (featured in the 8-bit Reggae book). One song was featured in the Ferret Show with a jazz band jamming on top of it.

The executable program is only available on Antidote BBS, the longest running C64 BBS in the world. It runs on a real C64 but you can telnet into it over the internetz. So that machine is my distributor!

This is how the disk directory looks when you list the files of the floppy disk. Because alphabetical structures of files is boring, and PETSCII is great.









#2 at Gerp’s Amiga Music Competition

Turns out I ended up #2 in the Amiga music competition at Gerp, a Swedish demoscene party. My song, Fucktop3, was made for a project with Otro a few years ago, but it was never finished.

It’s in the same vein of Mega Amiga. Some sort of 80’s electro funk hip house something? This track is a bit more towards electro than Mega Amiga though.

Download my song and the other ones from my Amiga crew Up Rough here. It’s in the mod-format so only true acid hackers can play it.

The image was made by Spot / Up Rough for the Amiga pixel graphics competition.