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..
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!
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.
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.
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!