Me and Pulselooper made this jam together when I was in Sao Paulo. He used a madly circuit bent TR-505 and I did the defMON on C-64. Enjoy the show!
80864 is my first 12″ solo vinyl, and is now open for pre-orders. This release presents the new partnership between C-64 and TR-808 that I’ve worked with for the past two years. As usual, there’s a bit of computer funk pop rock dub stuff all over the place, but it also delves deeper into a more solid techno/acid/electro field. Which I’m quite happy with.
The cover is shaped like a 5.25″ floppy disk, thanks to the magic of Data Airlines, with design by Dubmood. Apparently 40% of the vinyls are already pre-ordered, so you better hurry up and get one. Be part of history! Join the movement!
If you buy the vinyl you also get 7 bonus tracks as downloads, which means a total of 1 hour of music. In October, when 80864 hits the streets.
There are also 80 cassettes available in one of the four colours of the TR-808.
I’d like to thank my man Mats for making defMON, the C-64 software that I’m pretty much alone in the world to use. Also thanks to Scannerboy who built a few boxes that meant that I could synchronize the C-64 and the TR-808, which has been a dream ever since Kissdub gave/lent me his TR-808 many years ago.
Btw, it’s pretty crazy how well the 808 and the 64 fit together. I wonder what the 1980′s would have been like if there was defMON and Scannerboy back then. Maybe Afrika Bambaataa would’ve become a scener and Egyptian Lover would be the best BASIC coder on the block.
Oh look mom, a professional recording studio setup!
It’s finally out! DUBCRT is a music album, interactive light synthesizer and remix-gadget released as a Commodore 64 cartridge. It holds 8 songs with inter-reactive PETSCII-visuals coded by 4mat, with graphics made by iLKke. Get it on Bandcamp (very limited edition).
The audio release has recordings of the songs (8580 and 6581 mixed together) and remixes by Datassette, Julien Mier, Mesak, Faderunner, ssaliva, Anomie, Sm0hm, Tim Koch, Jellica, Brännvall and Extraboy. Get it on Bandcamp too!
A 19-minute jam with some of the songs from DUBCRT, performed in defMON on C64 together with a delay pedal.
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)
My new album is a 90-minute expose of dubby and dreamy C64 electro beats, spiced up with plenty of delays and supersounds.
Released by the brand new Australian label DataDoor for my little tour of the country, with PETSCII-design by iLKke. Available at Bandcamp as cassette and MP3/FLAC/etc, and on iTunes and Spotify and all that. There is also a C64 music disk – four songs with reactive PETSCII-visuals in just 14 kilobytes!
Most of the songs are edited improvisations, a technique I have worked with a lot especially after 2SLEEP1. The last song, Postiljon, is actually my first defMON-experiment in this style, probably from 2008.
On this album the C64 is complemented by other sound sources like drum machines, broken mixers, keyboards and renoises. Enjoy!
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.
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!
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..
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.
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?
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
“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
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!
02 Animal Romantics (Amiga version)
05 Overdrive Scramble
07 Polybius Dodidone
08 Robot Cheese
10 Acid Booger
11 Dansa In
14 Jamo Babbo
16 Wersi Dub
17 Here Come the Swans
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!
* 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.
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.
Photo by Kim Asendorf.
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!