A new out of compo sizecoding beauty by HellMood has appeared. arabeske 64 is a size optimized version of Frank Buss' 181 byte cellular automaton algorithm. The name is actually somewhat misleading, since after some further optimizations the smallest version is now a mere 55 byte.
With that, I'll be on my way to Deadline, so probably no posts from me for the rest of the week.
The master of laid-back melodies and intricate beats has released a compilation with his best works, looking back at 10 years of making Gameboy music. If you haven't heard of Jellica before, then this is a perfect opportunity to check out his unique music. And if you're a die-hard Jellica fan like myself and got all the tracks already, then I'd still recommend downloading the album and donating a few bucks while you're at it, for all his excellent past (and future) work.
The Computer History Museum has started to release historic video recordings from the "Forum on the Future of Personal Computer". This was a monthly panel held by the Boston Computer Society, which brought together some of the biggest players in the computer world of the 80s.
First up is this remarkable gathering from October 1981, which brought together Don Estridge of IBM, Bill Gates of you-know-who, Mike Markkula of Apple, James Finke of Commodore, Jon Shirley of Radio Shack, Peter Rosenthal of Atari, and Nigel Searle of Sinclair.
The video recordings will released in format of a youtube playlist. Read up on background background information on the serie's blog.
Be blown away by another amazing 256 byte prod from Function. Baudsurfer has presented some pretty wicked sizetros before, but this one is absolutely surreal. And when something like this only gets second place, you know the competition was tough...
Shnabubula, arguably one of the most talented chip jazzers out there, has compiled some of his unreleased works from 2008-2010 into a new album. It was already released a couple of months ago, but I somehow missed it the first time round. So, time to make up for that. Enjoy!
A new mind-blowing 256 byte DOS sizetro by... no, not one of the usual suspects of recent times. This one comes from the mighty Digimind, who has been into sizecoding since at least 1999. This one got first place in the PC 256 byte compo at Function 2015.
You know what I haven't posted in ages? Some good low bitrate music. So I'm very happy to announce this new bag full of cheerful 16 kbps treats by my all-time favourite lo-bit maniac, Toxic Chicken. Beware the chicken flu, it might put an incurable delirious happy grin on your face!
Horray, another installment in the Chiperia musicdisk series has appeared. This one was submitted to the oldskool demo compo at Function, where it got 3rd place. As usual, it contains a load of awesome Amiga tunes ranging from demoscenish-classic to utterly crazy. With music by Curt Cool, Tecon, Serpent, h0ffman, triace, zabutom, tempest, and many more.
So here we go, this is the ZX demo that had the audience at Chaos Constructions screaming like some teenage girls at a rock concert. And rightfully so. Do I even need to mention that this won the compo?
After 5 years of silence, skrju is back with a new "Russian newskool" ZX demo. Even though skrju prods are notable for their lack of limit-pushing effects, I've always been a huge fan of their stuff, and this new release does not disappoint. 2nd place in the ZX demo compo at Chaos Constructions.
Horray, seems the autumn season of great music releases is slowly gearing up. From a magic dreamland, the Chippanze netlabel brings us this beautiful melancholic toy keyboard album by Polish micromusic wizard PSS-270. One of the best micromusic releases of 2015 so far in my opinion.
Ok, proper video captures for the CC Spectrum prods are in, so let's get it on. First up, we have some top notch 3D wizardry by hedj and schafft. 3rd place in the ZX demo compo.
On a side note, it's funny to see that n1k-o seemingly produced the music for at least half of the ZX demos at Chaos Constructions this year (this one is no exception). Well, I very much like the guy's work, so I can see nothing wrong with that ;)
Let's interrupt the Chaos Constructions galore for this lovely new Atari STe demo by Lamers. Perhaps not the greatest prod on earth, but it sure is a hell of a lot of fun, and thus, well deserved first place at Riverwash's oldskool compo.
So, where were we? Right, awesome prods from Chaos Constructions. I'm still waiting for YT uploads of some of the main prods, so in the meantime let's have a look at another mindblowing sizetro. Arguably the best thing to come out of the CALL NOW! hype, here's the winner of the 256 byte Speccy contest. ZX 48K + AY sound.