Ouiedire 133 – Souvenir des Séquelles put together by Rachitik Data, includes an old song of mine. This is a pretty great mix in that typical all-over-the-place-in-a-French-way .. way.
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!
Akaobi, one of the few active Japanese C64-enthusiasts, has published a new mix where one of my songs is included. The mix has some really good techno/acid/dub-stuff by Mortimer Twang, Jammer, Raveguru, Mindflow, Zabutom & Aegis, TBB, Zyron, Ed, Randall, Jellica, etc.
Yesterday Data Airlines put out my new album, 0407. It’s a collection of 29 songs from 2004-2007, put out by various netlabels, demoscene groups or by .. me! Check it out here:
The songs were previously featured in:
> Copyslave (20kbps rec, 2004)
> Contech (8bitpeoples, 2005)
> Digi-dig (Da ! Heard it, 2006)
> Zyndabox (Candymind, 2007)
> Updown (DWD records, 2007)
> Microdisco vol 4 – crime (2007)
> Barryland (goto80.com, 2007)
> Ximplef (Dramacore, 2007)
> Wet pulse (Ageema music club, 2007)
> _2_4X4 (Audiovisual theorem, 2007)
> Son of music (Dexandthecity, 2008)
> Cherry CD (No label, 2011)
Videos were made for some of the songs, as you can see in this YouTube playlist:
Some of the songs have also appeared on compilations, in art projects, and in the demoscene. Ter4 was made for the Amiga-demo GBG by Up Rough and TBL, and was in fact a remix of a song called 3 that I released under the name Extraboy on Subnatura. Ter4 was also used in the video Pilgrim’s Progress, an art installation by Scott Jon Siegel, another Amiga-demo by Nori K, and some other things.
Decibel Detective was used in the Ferret Show (2012), where it was performed together with Uwe Schenk’s jazz band and Raquel Meyers on live PETSCII visuals. Audio recordings of this was released on Upitup aswell. But it was first released in Microdisco vol 4 – crime (2007).
Back in those days I often won demoscene competitions. Chasing Pop won the Amiga music competition at LCP2005, and Datahell won the C64 music competition at Floppy 2005. Several songs were featured in C64-demos by Fairlight: Emanation Machine in a demo with the same name (#1 at LCP2003), Phh in Drop the Basics (#3 at X’2001), Semieasy in Postcards from Stockholm (#1 at LCP2004).
As you can see, some of the songs were obviously made before 2004. The most clear example is probably Truth, which was part of my C64-drum n’ bass mix Monkeywarning (Monotonik, 2002) but also appeared in Album of the Year, a C64-music disk from 1999. And the song was actually made in 1998.
This is all normal. It can take years to release music. Everything is 2004! Or maybe everything is 2008?
Anyway, get yourself a cassette while they last and prepare for new stuff coming later this year!
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)
On Sunday my next cassette, 0407, will be released on Data Airlines. Phwah, cassettes are so mainstream I hear you say. Well, then I’ve got something for you (soon) – a C64-cartridge by the name of DUBCRT. It has music, generative PETSCII-graphics, LEDs, and hidden parts presented in a mysteriously interactive mega interface. Made by me, iLKke and 4mat, and organized by DataDoor.
More about this later. For now, let’s focus on cassettes!
I’m putting out a new cassette soon and one of the most exciting things about it is actually the art work, hehe. All the illustration and design was made on a typewriter by the new typewriter master, Lord Nikon.
So keep your eyes open for this one. Will be released by Data Airlines.
And one of my songs is in there, hehe. This was posted a while ago on Thump, with a selection made by Dot.AY. And my C64 reggae/dub song Ajvar Relish is in there, released years ago on my CD-album Commodore Grooves.
Here’s a video for the song made by Entter using the cassette-based video camera PXL-2000!