This album is my return to the new Music Indiestry after a few years of under-the-radar music distribution. It features 12 songs on one 60-minute-cassette (and digital download) on Data Airlines. Megamix pop, turbo electro, FM swing, adventure funk, wonky beats, and much more! Great design by iLKke. Oh yeah, and there is a mysterious 13th track aswell..
UNSEARCHABLE SONG TITLES!
SOFTWARE IN THE AUDIO!
POTENTIAL MAC OSX FILE SYSTEM CORRUPTOR!
SOURCE FILES HIDDEN INSIDE THE GRAPHICS!
For the last 5 years I’ve mostly stayed away from the control of new music platforms. I’ve made an album called * that was only available in a hole in the wall. I’ve cancelled my membership in the Swedish copyright collecting agency to release music (truly) in the public domain.
Well, now I’m back. And I couldn’t help myself trolling a bit. All the song titles have been camouflaged, and mangled with text noise. Even if a letter looks like an F, it is in fact another Unicode-character that just looks like an F. So the songs are pretty hard to search for, or even ungoogleable since Google don’t support Unicode very well. Or well, to be fair – neither do fonts, distribution platforms, social media, URLs, operating systems, and so on. An interesting test for me as a text-mode obsessed.
Secondly, I’ve played around with data formats, just like the corporations do. The last track of the release sounds like annoying beeps, but it is in fact a piece of software. You can run it by putting the cassette into a Commodore 64. It’s the music software that I use, with one of the songs from the album. Aaaand, last but not least – some of the images that are posted around the internet about this release, actually contain music. Yes, really! The cover art above contains three songs from the album. Can you figure out how to get them out of the image?
Composed in Sweden, Holland, Ireland and Spain. Pixelled in Australia. Printed in USA. Managed in France and the UK. And some language bots say it’s from Slovakia..
Side B (#7-#13 is mostly based on C64 while Side A is more diverse. Coding by Expander and Ravelli, hi-fi help from Maskinoperatör. Co-produced by defMON on C-64, Protracker on Amiga, Renoise on PC, TR-808, Casio MT-400v, Arp 2500, a gigantic semi-broken mixer and of course Remote Control Music Studio for teletext.
#2 pretty much only uses samples made by teenagers in the years around 1990. Only uses the Amiga super computer.
#4 was used for the PETSCII kids show Yeti Sound Machine with Raquel Meyers.
#8 might have been heard in a diskmag before.
#9 includes burning binary bird sounds by Frantic.
#10 is a jam based around the TR-808 that I got from Xavier, big <3!
#11 was taken from my new soundtrack to Son of Godzilla (out soon?) and was partly made at a residency at the CEM studio (Arp 2500 omg).
#13 is defMON and #8
“There are some hits on side A, and side B is just the best stuff ever” / Tero
“the new album ‘files in space’ by GOTO80 on a c60-tape is f***in’ BOSS! ” / remute
“Groovy!” / Max Tundra
“Is goto80 a genre? Because this is how goto80 becomes a genre.” / Stagediver
“Hahaha ! You Punk ! I hope they’ll mess everything up !” / 2080
“Space Bromance is hands down the song title of the year @goto80” / Boa Constructor
“Frikin love the new release dude!!” / Shirobon
“At least temporarily the best album ever made!” / Linde
“So what’s my favourite track on @goto80’s new album? I don’t know.” / @acdimalev
“3 @goto80 trax won’t open/rename in OSX as they break the filesystem: BRILL! Fortunately got it on cassette too \o/” / Syphus