LIST BY TAG
ST-FM – Celebrating ST-01 and 02
ST-FM is a collection of songs based on ST-01 and ST-02, two Amiga sample packs from 1987. Maybe the most used sample packs in the world? I gathered 15 composers together - old legends, sceners, and others (me) - to make new music with these classic sounds, as well as ilKke for graphics and Yonx & Bob for the coding of the music disk.
Check it outz!
> HTML5 music disk
This is the first release on protoDATA, the new sublabel to Data Airlines. I'll be involved in many more projects on protoDATA in the future, so stay tuned!
It's finally out! DUBCRT is a music album, interactive light synthesizer and remix-gadget released as a Commodore 64 cartridge. It holds 8 songs with inter-reactive PETSCII-visuals coded by 4mat, with graphics made by iLKke. Get it on Bandcamp (very limited edition). The audio release has recordings of the songs (8580 and 6581 mixed together) and remixes by Datassette, Julien Mier, Mesak, Faderunner, ssaliva, Anomie, Sm0hm, Tim Koch, Jellica, Brännvall and Extraboy. Get it on Bandcamp too! A 19-minute jam with some of the songs from DUBCRT, performed in defMON on C64 together with a delay pedal.
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.
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!
Files in Space
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..
Get it all at Bandcamp. The cassette was sold out after 9 days, but surprise solution coming soon! Also at Deezer & Spotify with lamer-versions of the song titles.
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
@jpburstrom suggests this script for mac to asciify the file names.