HT Gold @ Konsthallen, Sandviken

HT Gold, a C64-game by me and Glenn Again, is now showing at Konsthallen in Sandviken, Sweden. They are also showing some prints from my book Computer Rooms. Also, I was supposed to play live there but had to cancel since, erhm, I mixed up the dates with Superbyte. If I have to blame something, I blame Canada.

Anyway, the exhibition PIXLIGT runs for a month so swing by and try it out. You won’t be disappointed!

Photo by Rosa Menkman


Goto80: Custom8 (www)

Today, Custom8 is launched at Superbyte in Manchester. It’s a way for you to order a custom release, with songs specifically chosen from your order. I’ll dig through my archive of thousands of songs to find just the stuff you need.

Released songs, unreleased songs.. strange aliases.. in very obscure formats.. in holes.. in burgers.. super-limited edition.. broken links.. Now you can have it all!

The way I see it, you are not really paying for the songs. You are paying for me finding them for you. Which I think is a nice twist on the whole discussion of value, music, ownership, creativity, work, etc.

So – treat yourself! — Get your Custom8 today!

Big thanks to OJD for the photography, C-Men for the design, Kaneel for the code, and David Lindecrantz for the Goto80-logo. Thanks for making Custom8 possible. Much <3!

> Dataslav performance at Dataslöjd
> Real-time Dataslav as a Groupees prize
> Musicians are spammers


Live @ Superbyte

This weekend is going to be good. Don’t miss out! I’ve requested lines and naked boys from the Keff (the VJ), and will also have a special dancer for my show. As for the music, it’s probably going to be mostly Amiga electro/funk/cheese and C64 acid, with a touch of wobble bobble boom boom.

I’m also announcing a new release at this party. More about that later..


#2 at Gerp’s Amiga Music Competition

Turns out I ended up #2 in the Amiga music competition at Gerp, a Swedish demoscene party. My song, Fucktop3, was made for a project with Otro a few years ago, but it was never finished.

It’s in the same vein of Mega Amiga. Some sort of 80′s electro funk hip house something? This track is a bit more towards electro than Mega Amiga though.

Download my song and the other ones from my Amiga crew Up Rough here. It’s in the mod-format so only true acid hackers can play it.

The image was made by Spot / Up Rough for the Amiga pixel graphics competition.


Short Clip of the FARM-performance

The last 2 minutes of my live improvisation at the party at 3:e Våningen after the FARM-workshop. It was all about live coding, and there were some pretty amazing performances there. Alex McLean and his algorave did not disappoint, for example.

I actually co-organized this event with Palle Dahlstedt and really happy about how it turned out. Live coding is pretty much next level human-computer music to me.


Live at Snel Hest & FARM

This Friday I’m performing at the opening for Snel Hest at Bar10 in Göteborg. Also a livecoded rave performance by Yaxu / Algorave, and Dataklubben. Snel Hest is an exhibition at Alingsås Konsthall with people from F.A.T, James Cauty from KLF, Raquel Meyers, and others. Geraldine Juárez put it all together, so better not miss this one! I’m included in Geraldin’e piece Porr i Skogen, and also a little bit in Raquel’s teletext piece.

The day after I will do an improvised C64-set for the party after the FARM workshop (Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design). It’s at 3:e Våningen and starts at 8, with all performances more or less related to live coding. Yeah!


Project Moonbase’s Platonic Radio Show

Project Moonbase is a radio show maybe from Scotland or France that featured a song by me in their latest episode called Moving Shadows. It’s a nice mixture of music, so you should check it out. Listen and download here.


Matsam0t at Whitebox Art Center

Matsamöt from 2SLEEP1 is screening at CLICK CLICK CLICK / Closing of Coded After Lovelace at Whitebox Art Center in New York, 2 September. Also features works from Lillian Schwartz, Geraldine Juárez, Olia Lialina, Rosa Menkman and many more.



Interview for Wall Magazine

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


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.


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


Mix with Divag for Words on Tracks

Me and Divag made this 1-hour mix with bleepy rocky noisy party stuff sort of. Enjoy! It ended up #1 in the IDM (!) charts at Mixcloud. 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…”