20 Years Is Nothing (video)

This C64-production celebrates the 20th anniversary of Hack n’ Trade, a group I started when I was a pre-teen Guns n’ Roses hacker. For this demo called 20 YEARS IS NOTHING I made the sounds, Acid T*rroreast (Raquel Meyers) typed the visuals, and Mathman (Johan Kotlinski) did the magic coding.

The visuals were really typed by hand, one by one on a Commodore 64. No undo function. I think it was something like 50 000 key presses for the whole thing. We made it in a few days, and it was a process with lots of twists and turns, so the music could’ve been better (especially since I did a lot of it at a place like this).

Thanks to Lemming/Offence/FIG for capturing it properly. Not an easy task!

Fågeldisk With Top Secret Software

When I was a kid I started a group called Hack n’ Trade, and now it’s 20 years old. To celebrate this, we made a release disk – FÅGELDISK – with bird-related C64-productions like 20 Years Is Nothing, double and triple SID music by Jellica, burning birds and also some very secret HT-tools and games.

We made 10 copies and spread it around at the BFP copy party, so we’ll see when it starts to spread around. In the mean time, here’s how it looks:

Dansa In Video

A story with pirates, sloths and sex told completely in text graphics and chipmusic. A blocky and brutal visual aesthetic synchronized with explosives, drunken funk and computer screams. All made in 44 kilobytes, to be executed by a Commodore 64 and its colourful ASCII-alternative called PETSCII.

Shown at UCLA Game Art Festival, competed at the Datastorm demoparty and is available as C64 executable here.

Visuals by Raquel Meyers, audio by Goto80 and coding by Johan Kotlinski.

Shown at Net Artist Music Videos in London (2013), UCLA Game Art, Los Angeles (2013).

Sloths, Sex and Pirates

Our new C64-demo Dansain was presented at the Datastorm copy party last weekend. It’s a pirate story told in text graphics, tightly integrated with the audio. There’s explosions and sloths, boats and bars, sex and dancing – everything you need! For now there’s no video, but I’ll post it soon enough.

It received some very good criticism at the party. Good to get applauses and screams from an audience that appreciates the effort and the format. Quite different to pop/art where results & concept is so dominant.

On the other hand, the aesthetic conservatism of the scene is not exactly fresh, lol. But I guess it’s what keeps it together. All the way to its death! Oh well, enjoy the demo. It was very much inspired by Lennart Hellsing.

In the Name of the Sword

Acid Terrorist (graphics), Goto80 (sound), Linde (code). Released at LCP 2011. Please download and watch this on C64 & CRT screen, because it’s impossible to capture it. All graphics made in PETSCII, which hopefully won’t be the new hipster thing (is it already?).


C64-demo by Acid T*rroreast, Mathman and me. Released at Datastorm 2012. This was recorded with a crap device so if you can, download and watch it on a C64 with CRT-screen and new SID-chip. Also check out other text art I’ve been involved with here.


Another LCP has passed. A good one, as usual. I brought a C64 with what I thought was a broken SID-chip. I thought that I’d finally destroyed it despite the magical SID CONDOM that Mogwai built and gave to me 3 years ago. My idiot-trick was to take out the cartridge while the computer is on. But not even that killed the SID. The SID CONDOM is the shit (but Mogwai doesn’t have time to build you one – haha pilutta dig).

My official releases were:

> Matsamöt – an ambient song with a beat. It was voted as one of the worst tunes, which can be a very good thing! It will be featured in the next release at Chipflip.

> In the name of the Sword – an epic text mode demo by Linde, Acid Terrorist and me. Sort of similar to the Acid Burger demo.

And some other things I liked:

> Rambo. A chronicle of.. – Twoflower’s identical copy of the title-pic from the old Rambo-game. Although it’s visually identical, the stored data is completely different, due to the way that the C64’s stores pixels. It “is” not the same picture.

> 2011 – A press space odyssey – an unfinished demo with the strange progressive oldskool style that only Offence delivers.

> Fire – Joe’s winning picture and it’s well nice!

Blow Me! More Hits For Kids LP

Up Rough has spent years on porting our musicdisk system to modern Amiga-environments. Now it’s finally done so here’s another LP! If you have things like AmigaOS4 and MorphOS you wanna get this file. But if you’re the kind of person who has a normal Amiga, get this. There are songs by Skope, Blade, Varthall and me.