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My new album, 80864, presents 2 years of experiments with the TR-808 and C-64. It's out on 12" floppy style vinyl, cassette and for download. If you buy the vinyl you also get 7 bonus tracks digitally. I think at least half of the vinyls and cassettes have already been pre-ordered, so don't be lazy! Read more about it here.
My new album is out now on Data Airlines! 0407 is a collection of songs from 2004-2007, many of which are no longer available online due to defunct netlabels. Plenty of frantic pop-core, acidic C64-beats, catchy choruses, broken rhythms, and so on. Olden goldies and forgotten bottoms!
All the design was made with a typewriter by Robert Dörfler. Some of you might now him as the ASCII-artist Lord Nikon, but the future is all typewritten, as you can see. I mean, just check out dat hairdo!
Yeah, and here's a turbomegamix with snippets of all the 29 songs in 4 minutes and 7 seconds:
Kingston Data Traveller 2
La Gare de Mongo
Billy's Boogie Beta
Killer Piller (Dubmood's Atari Jihad Remix)
My new album is a 90-minute expose of dubby and dreamy C64 electro beats, spiced up with plenty of delays and supersounds.
Released by the brand new Australian label DataDoor for my little tour of the country, with PETSCII-design by iLKke. Available at Bandcamp as cassette and MP3/FLAC/etc, and on iTunes and Spotify and all that. There is also a C64 music disk - four songs with reactive PETSCII-visuals in just 14 kilobytes!
Most of the songs are edited improvisations, a technique I have worked with a lot especially after 2SLEEP1. The last song, Postiljon, is actually my first defMON-experiment in this style, probably from 2008.
On this album the C64 is complemented by other sound sources like drum machines, broken mixers, keyboards and renoises. Enjoy!
Some pictures from my piece Linkan at the exhibition A Little Bit, running at Bei Koc in Hannover to November. Linkan is a song, here printed in three different ways: as an audio waveform, as the notations in the tracker software, and as data in the RAM. 21 meters in total.
Visitors can listen to the song as it runs in a loop on the C64. For the opening, I made two very different improvisations with the song, and recorded it on two unique master cassettes which destinies are uncertain.
Linkan can be seen as a comment on contemporary music formats in three ways. 1) The fixed and locked-in character of a recording (the audio waveform) is to some extent a violent treatment of the potentials of digital music formats. 2) The separation between performed or recorded music on the one hand, and sheet music (the tracker prints) on the other, is blurry at best. And yet it still underpins the music economy. 3) The RAM-print describes both sheet music and performance.
Gijs Gieskes, Sleutelkind, Anton Kaun and gwEm are also in the exhibition, aswell as two works by me and Raquel Meyers: 2SLEEP1 and Swapdisk (with various C64-productions). The poster design was made by Johann Zambryski.
Big thanks to:
Waka_x, Mathman, frantic & bolo for help with conversions
Cem Koc & Ptoing for print help
Kristoffer Bratt & Alma Alloro for crashing computers
Hollowman for c64 ram expertise
The Toilet for special measurement device
Following photos by Cem Koch:
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