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Handle: Andreas Viklund
Group: Lagoona (former TSEC) and the Kosmic Free Music Foundation
Date of birth: February 16th, 1980
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
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. ;)
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.
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.
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? ;)
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
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.
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...
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. =)
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.
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. ;)
Oh, that list would be to big to write here. I listen to a lot of music,
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... =)
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. =)
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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