«viznut/pwp» - biography, albums, songs, video clips

Viznut (born 1977) is the guy behind the demoscene group PWP (founded 1994 in Finland). He chooses to create most of his art with the rudest, junkiest and simplest pieces of 8-bit hardware, such as Commodore VIC-20, Atari 2600 and Sinclair ZX81.

As opposed to the current “blip-blop” trend of chip music, Viznut aims at discovering new untapped audiovisual and artistic potential in the 8-bit hardware. In his VIC-20 productions, for example, you can hear unusual tweaked waveforms and rudimentary software speech synthesis.

Most of the songs you can find here are soundtracks, supposed to be heard in conjunction with the visual presentation. You can search “viznut” on Youtube to see video captures of some PWP demos. You can also visit Viznut’s personal website at http://www.pelulamu.net/viznut/.

The songs under “Early PWP sound” are not 8-bit, but tracker chiptunes released back in the 1990s, and many of them have also been used in PWP’s PC demos at the time.