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Andreas Viklund 
Handle: Andreas Viklund
Real Name: Viktor Andreas Viklund
Lived in: Sweden
Ex.Handles: Andreas, Goldfinger, Viktor Andreas Viklund, Viktor A. Viklund, Viktor Viklund, Andreas Viklund
Was a member of: Kosmic Free Music Foundation (KFMF), Lagoona, The Solid Energy Crew (TSEC)

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Interview


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    Handle: Andreas Viklund

    Group: Lagoona (former TSEC) and the Kosmic Free Music Foundation

    Date of birth: February 16th, 1980


  • 1-How did your interest for computers start? Which year was that?

  • It started with my c64 back in the late 80's. However, I didn't get my first
    PC until 1997. By then, I had been tracking on other persons computers for a
    half year.


  • 2-What machines did you previously have? What did you do with them?

  • The C64 is buried now, in a box in my closet. May it rest in peace... My
    first PC is still running, and it will be given to my father. NOw I have one
    of those gigahertz monsters. As for musical gear, I've had a bunch of
    synthesizers. None of them sound as charmy as a distorted mono brass in 8-bit
    in FT2. ;)


  • 3-For what specific reason did you end up making music rather than gfx, coding?

  • Well, I do make grafix, and I've been coding too. So... Well... I guess the
    talent made the final descicion. I didn't really have any coding talent, but
    I do have a perfect pitch ear. Music was a was pretty natural choise.


  • 4-Which composing programs have you been using? Which one in particular?

  • Anything from FT2 to VST. Mostly I've worked in FT2 (yay, I love that program),
    but now I have a MIDI studio and I need to run Cakewalk. Besides, FT2 doesn't
    work well on my WinXp system.


  • 5-With which module did you feel you had reached your goal?

  • I don't set goals. I just try to keep on doing what I think feels good all
    the time. I never thought that I could get any better than with "Faraway
    love" (for example), which won 10 different module compos on the net within
    four months. But now I've had three mp3.com #1 tracks (overall), so... What
    is next? ;)


  • 6-Is there a tune you would like not to remember? For what reason?

  • I made a vocal hiphop song where I rapped about this guy called "Mr. Doubt".
    It was terrible. And my big fear is that someone still has it recorded
    somewhere!


  • 7-In your opinion, what's the value of a music in a demo, game?

  • It enhances the total experience. A demo without music would be "flat". The
    music and the rest completes eachother. Removing the music would be like
    taking one team out of a football game.


  • 8-At present, are you still composing? For professional or leisure purposes?

  • Yes. I call myself a "part-time producer" at the same time as I'm a full-time
    musician. Music is my life, so all production are just for fun. And no, I am
    not a proffesional. I hope to be that one day though...


  • 9-What do you think of today's pieces of music such as mpeg,wave,midi,etc...?

  • It's sad that the old culture disappears. Who makes 4ch mods nowadays? It's
    all about MP3's now, even if the songs are XM's. For me, I make MIDI music
    using synthesizers. I need the MP3 format... But everytime I make an XM mod,
    I do release it as an XM. It's my way to honor the old scene feeling. =)


  • 10-Could you tell us some of your all times favourite tunes?

  • I love "Ambrozia" by Jogeir. I think it was a co-op with someone, can't
    remember who though. And I've always liked the energic songs of Destiny. A
    few years ago, my biggest dream was to join them... ;) And I like calm songs
    from artists like Awesome (he's one of the best imho) and Elwood. Well... I
    like the usual stuff, I guess.


  • 11-Are you planning to make an audio cd with some of your music remastered?

  • I have already done that. Check out www.mp3.com/viklund and the CD "eXtended
    Modules". Not a big hit on mp3.com, but for anyone who like my old mods it's
    an hour of nostalgy. ;)


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Oh, that list would be to big to write here. I listen to a lot of music,
    mostly trance.


  • 13-What does/did the amiga/c64 scene give you?

  • To be honest, not very much, except for making me discover the computer music.
    I spent one year listening to 4ch amiga mods on my grandfathers computer, but
    as for the scene itself... I came in 1996-97, a bit too late for the "rush".
    However, I can thank the Amiga for my music career today... =)


  • 14-Are you still active in the scene these days?

  • Not really. I've stepped aside to let new talent step forward. I do appear on
    the chats every now and then though, and I've released a few mods last year.
    However, I will always be a tracker at heart... I'm sure that I'll be
    releasing mods a few years forward too. =)


  • 15-Anyone to greet? Anything left to say? Feel free...

  • Yay, of course... I'd like to send greets to all the old friends! Plastik, AI
    Crew, all buddies in Kosmic, everybody that I used to chat with that has
    dissapeared now, Maelcum, Wayf, and of course to my big idols in Destiny.
    You all rock... =) MisterX of modplug.com, Novus, Josh, Damien and the
    modarchive.com crew, Vincenzo, everyone... And yeah, mom and dad. *kisses*
    Thanks for making me the person I am today. I miss you! Hope you are all
    doing fine! I'm still around, hope we'll meet again.

    Damnit, I have a tear in my eye... ;)


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