After having heard her song Sun of a Gun a few years ago I became a huge fan of Oh Land from Denmark. Saw her once live in Berlin.
Last year she crowdfunded her new album Earth Sick on Pledgemusic and offered this amazing Disposable Camera pledge: the band makes pictures during the tour and sends you the camera once the film is full. And here it is!
Lovely made, thanks! And me being very curious which pictures are hidden there! Stay tuned!
… with my beloved Amiga 2000. Actually, we never called it chipmusic. Nor did we use terms like nerd or geek. That is all bullshit invented by hipsters sitting with their MacBook Air in expensive cafés, playing huppy fluppy. We would have probably called them lamer
I recently bought a new Amiga 1200, but did not have the time yet to get it up and running. One of the things I did most with my Amiga was making music with Soundtracker and the absolutely amazing, but less known SonicArranger. Having seen Europe In 8 Bits (great documentary!) made me listen again to the three songs which survived, someone uploaded them to the Stone Oakvalley’s Amiga Music Collection. The mp3 conversion is not perfect, but quite close.
I guess I was around 16 years old when I did these songs. The groups and demos I was in were not too famous, but this has some nostalgic value for me My heroes of those days were (and still are) guys like Rob_Hubbard, Martin Galway, Romeo Knight or Dr. Awesome.
They used to be called The Good Natured and they were great. I could see them once as a supporting act for Oh Land in Berlin. Unfortunately they have been dropped from their record label those days. But they have a new name – Lovestarrs, and a debut single Get Your Sexy On. Let’s hope this time everything turns out great!