Excuse me sir. Sir! SIR! Hello? This is the official launch song for Plogue’s Chipspeech 1.5, which now has MacinTalk that you can hear singing in this track. This song is also on my new 80864 release, as a bonus song (not on the vinyl).
80864 is my first 12″ solo vinyl, and is now open for pre-orders. This release presents the new partnership between C-64 and TR-808 that I’ve worked with for the past two years. As usual, there’s a bit of computer funk pop rock dub stuff all over the place, but it also delves deeper into a more solid techno/acid/electro field. Which I’m quite happy with.
The cover is shaped like a 5.25″ floppy disk, thanks to the magic of Data Airlines, with design by Dubmood. Apparently 40% of the vinyls are already pre-ordered, so you better hurry up and get one. Be part of history! Join the movement!
If you buy the vinyl you also get 7 bonus tracks as downloads, which means a total of 1 hour of music. In October, when 80864 hits the streets.
I’d like to thank my man Mats for making defMON, the C-64 software that I’m pretty much alone in the world to use. Also thanks to Scannerboy who built a few boxes that meant that I could synchronize the C-64 and the TR-808, which has been a dream ever since Kissdub gave/lent me his TR-808 many years ago.
Btw, it’s pretty crazy how well the 808 and the 64 fit together. I wonder what the 1980′s would have been like if there was defMON and Scannerboy back then. Maybe Afrika Bambaataa would’ve become a scener and Egyptian Lover would be the best BASIC coder on the block.
Oh look mom, a professional recording studio setup!
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.
After 7 years of work (!), here’s Hollowman’s new C64-demo with a soundtrack by me. It’s based on the life and words of Paul Panks, an interactive fiction programmer with schizophrenia who often ran into troubles in the retroforums..
Download the C64-file at CSDb.
On Friday, June 3rd, I’m playing in Leipzig together with Zden on visuals. For many years he has spoiled the demoscene with glitch-industrial imagery, and he’s also developed his very own custom VJ-tool. This is our maiden voyage so come on down to the Distillery! If not for us, then maybe for Karl Marx Stadt and the others?
DataDoor’s sampler is out now, with 20 songs from people like Tim Koch, Sense, Ed, Jellica and Boulderdash. You’ll recognize a lot of names (and styles) from late 90′s tracker cultures, netlabels, IDM/electronica and the demoscene.
I get the honour to open the compilation with a super cute acid pop tune made mostly with C64, TR-808 and the 303. Oh yeah, and PETSCII graphics by iLKke who also appears with a drum n’ bass track on the sampler!