The so called Chiptune or Micromusic scene has been dwelling in the electronic underground for a while now, and it actually doesn?t seem to be leaving it for the ultimate success. That is one of the reasons why it?s so appealing. Goto80 (aka Anders Carlsson) from Sweden has been one of the major contributors to the above mentioned scene next to artists like Lektrogirl, Bodenst?ndig 2000, Mikron 64 and Printed Circuit. A good place to start with the scene is the Micromusic website where also some excellent tracks by Goto80 can be found.
?Made On Internet?, his CD debut on the German Pingipung label collects 11 recent tracks by him which showcase both his playful side as well as a more pixel-punk vibe. Actually, tracks like ?Microcolorado? or ?Error Energy? rock, but they are not as moving as the classic computer game tunes contained on the CD. The two best ones are ?M?lndal By Night? and ?Happy Daze? (at least its first half). The latter one really reminds me of the happy daze of computer game music when I used to start Wonderboy on the Sega Mega Drive over and over again just to hear the intro music. Therefore, for everyone who was a pale-faced adventure and jump?n?run maniac like me in the 1990s, large parts of ?Made On Internet? really provide nostalgic feelings.
Apart from the aforementioned two types of tracks, ?Made On Internet? also features everything else that a good entertainment album needs. There?s a cheesy ballad like ?Sweat Burn Touch Feel?, a happy hardcore classic (?Out Of Way?) and lots of other wacko music. And in addition, you?ll get three equally wacko videos (two for songs not contained on the audio part of the CD) and karaoke versions of four songs featuring vocals. This is promising fun for the whole family (maybe not the videos with pixeled adult content), so if you?re in for a slightly wack house party, ?Made on Internet? is just the right thing. 8/10 -- Stephan Bauer (10 October, 2007)