Interview for Wall Magazine

The Finnish Wall Magazine interviewed me at the H2Ö-festival and it goes a little something like this!

2014

New Documentary on Game Audio

Karen Collins has done tons of research on game and chipmusic. I published a chapter in her book From Pac Man to Pop Music many years ago. Now she’s making a documentary on game audio and looking for funding at Kickstarter.

It seems like this is the first documentary of its kind, and I think she’ll be able to do a great job. And it seems like I’m going to be interviewed for it too, along with all those titans of game music.

So support it on Kickstarter.

2014

Me, Yuzo, and Yellow Magic Orchestra

A while back the new podcast Chippy Chips had a special on the king of FM-music, Yuzo Koshiro, and also sneaked in stuff by Yellow Magic Orchestra and me. Pretty nice company to be in!

> Listen here

2014

Mix with Divag for Words on Tracks

Me and Divag made this 1-hour mix with bleepy rocky noisy party stuff sort of. Enjoy! Here’s the tracklist and our words:

“1- 00:00 [goto80] – Portsmouth Sinfonia – Also Sprach Zarathustra

A sinful start of skills and thrills in reverse, this is a good start for any champion event! It’s actually played by professional musicians, but something seems a bit off?.

2- 01:01 [divag] – Felix Kubin – Die Kulturelle Revolution

In order that this mix changes the world, it have to be kind of revolutionary ! And I can’t make a mix without a Felix Kubin track… so it’s done.

3- 04:33 [goto80] – Richard Hayman – Dansero

Any revolution must be followed by a romantic robot dance. The album that this song is from should probably be discovered by more people. My neighbour brainwashed me with this when I was a teenager.

4- 07:22 [divag] – Apparat Organ Quartet – Romantika

Let’s continue our romantical trip in space ? All this melodic music is played live by this Island band, i saw them on stage, but i’m not sure they are not robots…

5- 11:52 [goto80] – Gelbart – Dish washing (organ remix)

And we fall back and relax in dish water with sweet robot commands. Gelbart has an impact on life!

6- 15:28 [divag] – Goto 80 – Papaya Coconut

In the mood to listen the best rasta commodore robot stuff that i know. Goto 80 is a big artist for me but i can’t tell you more here… just listen his music if you want a better life.

7- 18:57 [goto80] – Sandro Müntzing – Tankeläsare

Another song with Swedish vocals, this one about mind reading. Sandro has made some pretty wild pop releases with top notch lyrics and hooks.

8- 23:08 [divag] – Kevin Blechdom – Invisible Rock

Amour Amour ! It’s more that ten years that Kevin Blechdom always surprised me with his music going from freaky electronic noize to crazy musical comedy clubbing.

9- 26:04 [goto80] – Harry Forbes – Digits

Electric easy listening from the 1980’s or business music from the future?

10- 27:46 [divag] – Les Trucs – Skipping the rope

A little wake up after this perfect ballade. I had a time i listened this track every morning, punchy mornings, good days. Something to do is to see Les Trucs on stage, this german band is just awesome.

11- 30:26 [goto80] – Inferno Bajskorv – Shit Mule

These Göteborg teletext rebels have only made one release so far, but it’s spot on delicious like a good Boston meal.

12- 32:29 [divag] – Max Tundra – Cakes

Let’s eat some cakes on this, waiting the more happy of all the trumpets. Max Tundra makes very sophisticated music as a maniac, always surprising…

13- 35:54 [götö8Ö] – I Love 69 Pop Geju – Ko?ák

This song is the most important remnant of MySpace for me. Stuck with me ever since.

14- 39:38 [dïväg] – R.U.N.I. – La marcia della merce marcia

I know this band only by the album of this track, just zinzin and happy. Thanks to the white monkey that gave me this disc !

15- 43:54 [gótO8o] – Harry Merry – Endless stream of floats

Hitch hiking and stuff cool

16- 46:55 [d!v4g] – De!Nial – Tokyo dance school

Let’s party, crazy singing ! Makes me think of Michel Bertier’s voice for sure…

17- 49:24 [gOtOBo] – Ween – Awesome Sound

Impossible not to like this!

18- 51:44 [d|v@g] – Barom One – The Karaoke Song

I hope you like happy endingz ! Cheerz ! You can find in this music something of Gordon Strombola i think…”

ENJOY & SHARE !!

2014

1000$ Pages 9 Years Later

This video presentation of Olia Lialina’s Vernacular Web theory includes some snippets from Animal Romantics, aswell as from the current state of goto80.com. Both designed by Raquel Meyers. Also mentioned in the videos is the fact that goto80.com was listed at 1000$ pages in 2005. Ok yeäh!

The video was made by nomeat studio.

2014

Files in Space – Now on CD!

For those of you who missed the cassette that sold out way too fast – Files in Space is now available on CD! Packaged into a 5.25″ floppy with iLKke‘s design, this is one not to miss!

> Get it at Bandcamp (or stream it)
> Listen to the 5-minute summary
> More info

2014

Chippendales Complete Discography

In 1999 I released a song for Chippendales, a group of Amiga composers releasing – you guessed it – chipmusic. Now all the songs have been recorded and put on Soundcloud: part 1 and part 2 (above).

This is basically what chiptune used to mean in the 1990′s: sample-based bleepy pop music made on Amiga or PC. This era is often forgotten in histories of chipmusic, because it doesn’t fit with the current definition of chipmusic based on PSG soundchips (more about that in my thesis).

Chippendales may or may not have had legal troubles with Chippendales.

2014

Strøm Festival, Copenhagen

Next week I’m playing at Microdisko in Copenhagen, which is back in business again! Their event is part of the larger Strøm Festival and features Hector Rottweiler (DK), Vault-101 (DK), TR Kirstein (DK), Tradework (DK), Mischa Pavlovski (DK), La Belle Difference (DK) and me.

2014

Happy Pop for Weekly Treats

Japanjul_prv is a cover of a Japanese christmas song that I made for a compilation many years ago. It might be around in some hard drives, as it was released in a Pingipung christmas thing once. But here it is again, more easily available.

It’s released at Weekly Treats, as Superbyte (a festival I’m playing in Manchester in September) is putting stuff out there this week. It’s bound to be a good festival with people like Zabutom, Jellica, Steve, Kodek and many others are playing there. Don’t miss out!

2014

Dissing Dubstepin & Housen on Finnish TV


At the Finnish H2Ö-festival I was interviewed by the national public service news. And they included a little quote with me saying that there’s too much house and dubstep influence on chipmusic. Clearly a matter of national interest! Check the clip here while you can, around 9 minutes in.

Really great festival, don’t miss out next year! I only used Amiga and C64 this time, which I haven’t done for probably 10 years. Oh and btw, the same Finnish TV-channel will start hosting the teletext art museum MUTA in August.

2014

Yet Sound Machine – The Book

Yeti Sound Machine was a performance for kids that me and Raquel Meyers did in Paris earlier this year. This is the book with some of the PETSCII graphics from the show. Get it at Lulu.

> Also check out her teletext book, Thread of Fate

2014

Dear Data mix for Ouiedire

A 60-minute mix with music I like, released at Ouiedire. It’s got a bit of everything, from the 50′s on to today. A lot of it was made with lo-fi gear. There’s IDM and ambient made with Gameboy Advance, italo and pr0n-funk and nipple rave made with Amiga, skweee and indie pop made with Gameboy, 1950′s computer music, and assembler rap, MacGyver beats, acid, organ orgasms, top gun chip, atari war propaganda, and so on. Yeah, and the bits of 50′s Swedish computer sounds are from an obscure Datasaab recording…

Check the full playlist and listen.

> Check the other mixes at Ouiedire.

2014