Chiptuner und ASCII-Artist Goto80 hat ein Album mit einem C64 aufgenommen, den er über den Defmon-Tracker mit einer TR-808 gesyncht hat. Das Vinyl kommt natürlich stilecht in Floppy-Disc-Packaging, hier das Album auf Bandcamp, da auf Spotify.
Auf seiner Website imaginiert er dann noch ein Alternatives Universum, in dem Afrika Bambaataa und Egyptian Lover als Mucker Teil der C64-Scene waren: „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.“
Once again, Goto80 returns with new experiments, this time with a synchronized Commodore 64 and TR-808. Together they play crunchy electro funk, melodic acid pop and evil techno bass. This is gut-wrenching 808-kickdrums, dirty SID-sounds and ambiguous atmospheres all the way! The experienced Goto80 listener will recognize the strong melodies, the broken rhythms and the obvious inspirations from rock, IDM and reggae dub. With 80864 he also delves deeper into acid, electro and techno as an homage to the history of the 808. All taken together, 80864 is probably Goto80's most consistent release to date, and his first solo 12" vinyl.
"Ever since Kissdub lent/gave me his TR-808 many years ago, I've wanted to synchronize it with the C-64. Finally, in 2014, Scannerboy built like two dozen interfaces that did this, and I managed to get my hands on one. I'm forever grateful to Scannerboy, and our lord the defMON-creator, for making my music setup obscure as f**k. And here are some of the tracks that these babies (and their friends) have spit out during the past 2 years. Enjoy!"