Okay, this is how Storhjernan (Storhjärnan? Storgärnan3?) looks in Protracker, the Amiga software that I made it with. The song was recently featured in the music disk Chiperia X. Cheers to Slash, also for capturing the video.
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.
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..
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Datastorm is a demoparty. That means that you go there, make some stuff, throw competitions, and see who wins. There is no money involved. And no CVs. No big prizes. No academic explanations, and no PR. It’s like an oasis of freedom. Although there’s too many middle-aged men with bad taste, it’s an incredible thing.
For this year’s Datastorm, me and my Hack n’ Trade group members didn’t have much prepared. But we managed to get a demo together in just two days, and I finished a ballad (!) for the competition too.
Fist of Trade is a sort of spooky typewriter-style animation that only uses PETSCII text characters. I made the music, Acid T*rroreast animated and Mathman programmed the codez. Features amazing four-directional PETSCII scrolls, stone faces and gabber fists from hell. I think the video is made with an emulator, because the sounds are a bit off.
The Great Ballad of the Storm That Never Ends is a futurist ballad from the past. Probably the most calm compo tune I’ve done since that Ajvar Relish dub from 2001. Big thanks to 8GB for some excellent progamming help.
Last year me & my C64-demogroup Hack n’ Trade compiled a C64-floppy full of hot software, to celebrate our 20 year anniversary. FÅGELDISK! It had a bird theme, as you can also see in the main demo on the disk, 20 years is nothing:
So we just spread copies of the floppy around at the BFP copy party, and forgot about it. But now I’ve made it available online. It has some pretty sweet stuff, like the defMON tracker that has been unavailable before, unreleased demos, HT Gold, new demos, and so on. Here’s some of it:
Birds on Fire (2013) is a short demo with, well, birds on fire. Made by Linde, Raquel Meyers and me.
TEVE DEMO (1995). One of the first C64-demos I can remember making. It’s a list of TV-shows, mixed with teenage profanities.
Penguin Huddle (2013) is a double-SID song by Jellica.
Pleasant Evening Bird Disco (2013) is a triple-SID song by Jellica