Digital Nimbus #579 is available for download or stream and is two hours of mysterious and pleasant IDM. Two songs from my latest release is in there along with artists like Boards of Canada, Meat Beat Manifesto, Barbiss Trysand, and Cosmic Mind Warp.
The sort of old Italian prog band Armonite asked me to add some sounds to their song Insert Coin for the album The Sun is New Each Day. A nice album somewhere inbetween progressive rock and classical music (??), mastered at le Abbey Road Studios.
I like how my saw waves mix with the violin, and in this setting the triangle waves get a more flutey character than usually. Sometimes it’s even tricky to say what’s what. Man machine prog! Prog.prg.
Btw, you might also want to check out The Ferret Show, where I performed my songs together with a jazz band and with PETSCII visuals by Raquel Meyers.
This excellent video flyer for Klubb Tu666ummi with claymation has music by me. Actually, it’s from a song that was made as a Custom8-order. You’re not really supposed to order songs from Custom8 – more like genres/styles and then I compile already made songs – but some people succeed to get custom songs, apparently. 8=)
Rosa Mannen, the notorious pink Swedish file sharer who the sceners know as Dj Cat/Keso, has made a video for an old song of mine – again. This time it’s Break34, a C64-song inspired by 80′s “breakdance music”. Just like with his last video the video is a montage from an 1990′s Swedish TV-show, this time Bingolotto!
As some of you know, I’ve written quite a lot about chip music and the demoscene: in books, papers, a master thesis, and so on. For the past years I’ve been more interested in researching text graphics, and published a paper together with A Bill Miller in 2012.
Now I’m doing a presentation about PETSCII at an academic conference Behind the Scenes in Lódzki, Poland. I did it together with Markku Reunanen (who maintains the demoscene research site) and Tero Heikkinen (who wrote the PETSCII editor together with Markku). Unfortunately I’m not attending in person, but Markku & Tero know how to do it right!
At the same conference Gleb Albert is doing a presentation of his new research on the 1980s cracker scene. It seems to be an in-depth look at this sparsely researched subculture, and especially interesting since it considers ideology. Read more here.
Rosa Mannen, probably the most prolific music (video) ripper in Sweden, made a video for an old C64-song of mine. It’s a cover of the song Robinson by HT – a sort of synth poppy project that me and Greger Eklund had 1996-2004. You can listen to some of the stuff here.
The song is about the TV-show Robinson, so Rosa Mannen edited together some VHS-recordings of the program.
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.
So it took iTunes about a month to publish my album, and rename it. Into “moon and linear clouds”, as Tim Koch put it. Just like they didn’t accept the names of Files in Space, they didn’t accept the OTL-like name of this either. Protip, Apple: if you co-invent a standard you might want to follow it.
Anyway – it’s there now. And also on Spotify. And maybe some other places too. But the cassettes are sold out.
Terrific Time Travel Bundle is a collection of games and music that you can buy for a low price, where the artists get paid, and you also give money to help the help of the Nepal earthquake.
Compiled by Remute.
Here‘s the live jam I did at Soundpond in Adelaide a while ago. I arrived really late and completely unprepaired, but I think it turned out alright anyway. I used three songs as the base (Ponky Super Dub Edit, Linkan, Oso) and re-arranged them live and programmed new bits on the fly.
I borrowed Tim Koch‘s SX-64 and his effect pedal so I had a nice setup to play with. Sorry for shocking the drum n’ bass heads listening to Soundpond before I got on hehe.