YEAH! Jacob found a video recording of when HT Gold was big in Copenhagen. It’s a C64-game that Autoboy and I destroyed and improved. He did the assembly-tinkering, I made the sounds and the world became a slightly better place.
I released some stuff at the Göteborgian demo-party Datastorm. As Goto80 I made Linkan (C64-song – darkish electro(nica)dub-tronica), Dubskvaller4 (wonky reggae-funk Amiga-song), Acid Burger (C64-demo, PETSCII and acid glitch) and all episodes of Bit För Bit (video). I may or may not have contributed to “the worst C64-demo ever“, SNPFCT3, Sommarfunk, Command Center and something by Christer Ganjabladh. No hits this year – strictly anti-1337!
HT Gold is a C-64 piece made by Frantic and me, currently showing at the Playlist exhibition in Brussels. This is a short video documentation of it by Rosa Menkman. “The girl got very frustrated, afraid and almost started crying asking for her mother when the game did not work the way she thought it was supposed to.” >> The sound is not the original soundtrack, but a live-set by Tonylight.
I will make a very short performance during Rosa Menkman‘s talk at Media Playgrounds in Amsterdam on Saturday. Media Playgrounds takes place in several European cities, and presents creative ways of dealing with broadcast media by community media practitioners, professional and emergent artists. If you want to attend, you need to reserve a seat by e-mail. Read more about it here.
The new media festival Pixxelpoint is showing HT Gold December 4-11 in Nova Gorica, Slovenia/Italy. Other artists participating include Vuk ÄŒosiÄ‡, Ian Bogost, Oliver LariÄ‡, Rosa Menkman, Florian Cramer, UBERMORGEN.COM, Tonylight, Olia Lialina, Michael Bell Smith, and many more.
Filmmuseum Amsterdam has a Celluloid Remix Project for which Rosa Menkman made a video with my Arp2500-music. The first one is in colour (after a while), and the second one is black and white. Two other works by her, recently released in new versions, use music that I made under the name Extraboy aswell: Radio Dada and compress process.
So coders, how do you explain this?
I made a 5 minute gabber tune in Protracker for my Amiga, but when I loaded it today it had turned into this. It freezes just after you press play, and loops the pattern-position it’s on (usually). But the song keeps changing though.
This is 3 videos edited into one (cuts at 1.08 and 1.33) but no other postproduction has been made. FYI, the speech synthesis in the beginning says Protracker Rules, and is there every time I start Protracker. Hot scripting action!
If you like this, you probably break down in happy tears from this.
I have made a rather abstract C64+Gameboy-remix of a song by the IDM-experimental duo Icarus. It was released a week ago, and you can listen to and buy it at Boomkat. (note that the beep every 30 second is a Boomkat feature to interrupt the prelisten, but I thought it worked rather niceley – consider it a remix). Other artists included on the CD are for example Karsten Pflum, Badun, Frank Bretschneider, and Xela.
“There are more abstract pathways to be explored here, too. Swedish 8-bit artist Goto80′s radical reworking of Second inf(E)RÃ¦nce chops it into microscopic bursts and stutters of atonal sound on which he eventually lays down some beautiful descending bass tones.” / BBC
“insects burrowing underground, Goto80′s â€œSecond First Inf(E)RÃ¦nceâ€ mix is as obsessive in its approach as an Icarus original but ultimately of minor interest” textura