Files in Space – Now on CD!

For those of you who missed the cassette that sold out way too fast – Files in Space is now available on CD! Packaged into a 5.25″ floppy with iLKke‘s design, this is one not to miss!

> Get it at Bandcamp (or stream it)
> Listen to the 5-minute summary
> More info

2014

Goto80: Files in Space (MC/MP3 @ Data Airlines)

This album is my return to the new Music Indiestry after a few years of under-the-radar music distribution. It features 12 songs on one 60-minute-cassette (and digital download) on Data Airlines. Megamix pop, turbo electro, FM swing, adventure funk, wonky beats, and much more! Great design by iLKke. Oh yeah, and there is a mysterious 13th track aswell..

Get it all at Bandcamp. The cassette was sold out after 9 days, but surprise solution coming soon! Also at Deezer & Spotify with lamer-versions of the song titles.

UNSEARCHABLE SONG TITLES!

SOFTWARE IN THE AUDIO!

POTENTIAL MAC OSX FILE SYSTEM CORRUPTOR!

SOURCE FILES HIDDEN INSIDE THE GRAPHICS!

For the last 5 years I’ve mostly stayed away from the control of new music platforms. I’ve made an album called * that was only available in a hole in the wall. I’ve cancelled my membership in the Swedish copyright collecting agency to release music (truly) in the public domain.

With Raquel Meyers I’ve mixed music and visuals together in Javascript, burgers, ASCII and live improvisation. I also made the Dataslav performance in an old police station, where people told me what music to make and I had 5-15 minutes to make it happen. No longer was I the contemplative artist, but more like a stressed worker who didn’t get paid enough. You know..

Well, now I’m back. And I couldn’t help myself trolling a bit. All the song titles have been camouflaged, and mangled with text noise. Even if a letter looks like an F, it is in fact another Unicode-character that just looks like an F. So the songs are pretty hard to search for, or even ungoogleable since Google don’t support Unicode very well. Or well, to be fair – neither do fonts, distribution platforms, social media, URLs, operating systems, and so on. An interesting test for me as a text-mode obsessed.

Secondly, I’ve played around with data formats, just like the corporations do. The last track of the release sounds like annoying beeps, but it is in fact a piece of software. You can run it by putting the cassette into a Commodore 64. It’s the music software that I use, with one of the songs from the album. Aaaand, last but not least – some of the images that are posted around the internet about this release, actually contain music. Yes, really! The cover art above contains three songs from the album. Can you figure out how to get them out of the image?


Photo: OJD

Composed in Sweden, Holland, Ireland and Spain. Pixelled in Australia. Printed in USA. Managed in France and the UK. And some language bots say it’s from Slovakia..

Side B (#7-#13 is mostly based on C64 while Side A is more diverse. Coding by Expander and Ravelli, hi-fi help from Maskinoperatör. Co-produced by defMON on C-64, Protracker on Amiga, Renoise on PC, TR-808, Casio MT-400v, Arp 2500, a gigantic semi-broken mixer and of course Remote Control Music Studio for teletext.

#2 pretty much only uses samples made by teenagers in the years around 1990. Only uses the Amiga super computer.

#4 was used for the PETSCII kids show Yeti Sound Machine with Raquel Meyers.

#8 might have been heard in a diskmag before.

#9 includes burning binary bird sounds by Frantic.

#10 is a jam based around the TR-808 that I got from Xavier, big <3!

#11 was taken from my new soundtrack to Son of Godzilla (out soon?) and was partly made at a residency at the CEM studio (Arp 2500 omg).

#13 is defMON and #8


Photo: 2080

“There are some hits on side A, and side B is just the best stuff ever” / Tero

“the new album ‘files in space’ by GOTO80 on a c60-tape is f***in’ BOSS! ” / remute

“Groovy!” / Max Tundra

“Is goto80 a genre? Because this is how goto80 becomes a genre.” / Stagediver

“Hahaha ! You Punk ! I hope they’ll mess everything up !” / 2080

“Space Bromance is hands down the song title of the year @goto80″ / Boa Constructor

“Frikin love the new release dude!!” / Shirobon

“At least temporarily the best album ever made!” / Linde


“So what’s my favourite track on @goto80′s new album? I don’t know.” / @acdimalev


“3 @goto80 trax won’t open/rename in OSX as they break the filesystem: BRILL! Fortunately got it on cassette too \o/” / Syphus

@jpburstrom suggests this script for mac to asciify the file names.

2014

Goto80: C?B?? T?A? (CD)

My new album is here: C?B?? T?A?. That means Cyber Tsar in … no language at all. But anyway – it’s a 61-minute CD put inside a 5.25″ floppy, designed by Raquel Meyers. It features some rare tracks released over the past years and plenty of new material.

You’ll get jazz, pop, electro, drum n’ bass and bass, rock, and breakcore as usual. This time there’s also more gloomy IDM-ambient stuff than usual. I’m actually quite pleased with it. I hope that’s a good sign. Come and get it!

Paypal 12 euros to info@goto80.com to get your copy. If you don’t use Paypal, get in touch at fax@goto80.com and we’ll fix it.

2013

Animal Romantics (MP3/Javascript, Chipflip)

Me, Raquel Meyers & evilpaul made a new thing! An online maxi-single with visuals made in Javascript and C64 text graphics (PETSCII). The song and visuals describe the construction of a monkey-dreaming sextext-lady.

Features some very good remixes by Limonious, Dr. Vector, The Toilet, Steve and Ljudit Andersson.

CLICK IT, magistern!

Made for the pl41nt3xt pavilion at the Wrong art biennale in São Paulo, with over 300 artists. They’ve also organized a number of AFK-events. And we also put it on Chipflip.

So it’s another release in a strange format. It’s audiovisual, but not video. It’s demosceneish, but not for the scene. Personally, I’d like to call this one a music disk, but it’s not exactly an established term. Should we just calt internet multimedia?

Anyway. You can insert your own text messages in the menu and get a custom URL for it. So send some <3 to your friends!

> Punk Arcade gives some love

2013

* (DVD Dead Drop MP3)

* is a mini album with 7 songs in an eerie dub/jam style. It is only available through a hole in the wall of the Museum of Moving Image in New York. Until March 4. It’s part of DVD Dead Drop Volume 5, curated by Fach & Asendorf and uses an installation by Aram Bartholl.

Huh?

Yeah, you bring an empty DVDr to the MOMI, look for the hole, insert the disc, and in 7,5 minutes the DVD pops out with works from 78 (net) artists such as A Bill Miller, Constant Dullaart, Daniel Rehn, Francoise Gamma, Jörg Piringer, Max Capacity, Nicolas Sassoon and Yoshi Sodeoka.

My release is mostly done with a C-64, a TR-808, a Casio keyboard and plenty of echoes & reverb. It also includes a sample from Ring P1 that disses self-proclaimed experts on the storage of water, courtesy of Altemark.

This continues my past years experiments in distribution. There’s been vinyl and minidisc, Kopimi-licenses, MP3 and executables, a video playlist, music disks for web and Playstation Portable, a letter and last but not least – a real McDonald’s cheeseburger with a mini-DVD! Read more here.

> How to burn a DVD video
> DVD Dead Drop @ MOMI
> Fach & Asendorf

Photo by Kim Asendorf.

2013

Come Together / Warm Leatherette (Skwica 7″)

There’s a new 7″ out on Skwica, a sister label to the original skweee label Flogsta Danshall. It’s a split between me and Yuri Suzuki. My song was previously released here. Lo-fi grooves for the modern shemale! Get it nau!

> Buy at Skwica
> Prelisten at Suzuki & YouTube

2013

Goto80 & the Uwe Schenk Band: The Ferret Show (MP3, Upitup)

01 Ponky Fonky Ferret
02 Cable Swingin’ Ferret
03 Decibel Detektif
04 Thriller Iller
05 Volksing Ferretismico

The Ferret Show is a live audiovisual musical that was performed live in Stuttgart. Now it’s available as free kopimi MP3 at Upitup! It’s a jazz ambient pop frenzy dub session, performed by me and the amazing band from Uwe Schenk trifft. And PETSCII visuals by Raquel Meyers.

> Get it now!

> Check out the video recording

2012

Want a Free Funk App?

Open Funk Sores is a collection of funk tracks accompanied by frenetic pixel gfx by Raquel Meyers. It first appeared as an MP3/MOD netlabel release in 2008, and then as a musicdisk for Playstation Portable, and then as an online musicdisk. And now it’s an iOS app too! All courtesy of EnoughRecords.

Get the app here.

PS. Funk is the future!

2012

Goto80 & Warren Myles: Virtual 7″

1. happybirdday
2. okulla

A couple of years ago I made some lo-fi tracks together with Warren Myles. It’s some kind of cassette pop style, and two songs are now available for free over at Bandcamp as Virtual 7″. Stay hungry!

2012

Goto80 + Raquel Meyers: 2SLEEP1 (Playlist, Chipflip)

2SLEEP1 is a playlist of audiovisual performances in text mode, designed to make you fall asleep. The idea is to show the music being composed in real-time (Exedub) along with typewriter-style animations (e.g. Sjöman).

Both the music interface and the graphics are built up from text symbols. This means that the (graphical) objects can work together with the (musical) instructions, on a visual level. Vank is a first rough test of this and Matsamöt makes a similar thing, without the improvisation. Finally, Echidna is a silent movie with semi-live music.

Made by Raquel Meyers and me, mostly using c-64 and Amiga. The videos are early explorations of new methods, so it’s rather brutal at times. Greetz to Poison (rip) and Toplap!

2011

Goto80: Summer of Seven 5/7 (7″/MP3 Pingipung)

A: Sombanova
B: Mamasita

10 years ago I released my first 7″, so this is the right time for another one. A skweee-bossanova that goes drum-machine Squarepusher (?) and a romantic dub-pop song with Acid Terrorist vocals. Available as 7″ (only 200 copies) but also as MP3 in all those iTunes-Beatport kind of places. More details at Pingipung’s page.

You can listen to the B-side’s dirty 6581 action here. The vocals were improvised by Acid Terrorist, while I was dubbing away with an SX-64 and Wersiboard with a hacked Defmon. The A-side is made with more modern hardware, but uses a 16 millisecond loop for all the instruments except the drums.

If you like the B-side, you’ll like the next audiovisual text mode sleep release that I’m making with Raquel Meyers. Stay hungry! And also: check out the rest of Pingipung’s Summer of Seven series. Almost completely chip-free, yeeess!

Update. Today (4 june, 2012) I realised that the melody of Sombanova is from Raymond Scott’s Portonofino 2. Very strange experience. Sometimes melodies come from cosmos and dreams, sometimes from hard work, and sometimes from other songs. Afaik, this is the first time I do this.

2011

Goto80 & Raquel Meyers – Acid Burger Menu 1 (DVD/burger)

00 ACID BURGER.mp4
01 ACID BURGER.wav
02 ACID BURGER.wav
03 ACID BURGER.wav
04 ACID BURGER.wav

Acid Burger is the order of the day: an eatable acid project! This first menu was launched and sold out at Blip Festival Tokyo. Since then there were some research complications, but now it’s available for the general public!

It seems to be a burger/mini-DVD/acid object with music by me, video by Raquel Meyers and some contributions from other people, like vocals by Notendo. 303/606/64/707/808 oh yeah.

All of this is yours for 10 euros + shipping. Get it at acidburger.com

2011