Monday, May 09, 2005
Like I always say, if you're into making tunes an Amiga is the only way..........
Towards the end of the 1980's, together with his brother, Anders Carlsson bought a Commodore 64 homecomputer. Anders changed lifestyle from sporty to geeky and spent most of the following decade infront of either a C64 or its big brother Amiga, making music and collecting massive amounts of soft and hardware. In 2001, after numerous obscure demo recordings, he released Papaya EP on Bleepstreet Records. It was schlagerdubrockelectro made with Commodore 64 and a vocoder. Goto80's eclectic approach to music was tied together by his experience in lo-tech sound programming, and Papaya EP was a hit.
In 2002 he released Bushrunner EP and Goto80 started appearing on compilations and internet releases, such as Philemon Arthur and the Vic, the 8 Bits of Christmas on 8bitpeoples and the mad C64 mega drum'n'bass track Monkeywarning on Monotonik. In 2003 he escaped fame and fortune by emigrating to Australia, to return to Sweden in 2004. He's now living in Gothenburg, continuing his task to realise new ideas with old hardware.
WHAT DO YOU USE TO MAKE MUSIC?
A bunch of C64's running JCH's Newplayer 20.G4 with modifications by Autoboy, an Amiga 1200 running Protracker 2.36, a Gameboy Color running LSDJ or Carillon Player, a PC for mixing and various synthesizers and stuff.
HOW DO YOU MAKE MUSIC?
I just push the button and the computers make it happen!
WHY DO YOU USE OLD STUFF?
Probably some nostalgic reasons, but also because I often find that limitations result in fresh solutions. And it sounds brilliant. And you don't have to bother with all the mixing and producing and shit. And to show that you don't need that and this and this and this and all of that, to make good music. And to be cool!!".READ ON