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Handle: Leach
Real Name: Lassi Tapio Vierimaa
Lived in: Finland
Ex.Handles: Preacher, Kummitusmuna
Was a member of: Aalto, Brainstorm (BRS), Coil, Mankeli

Modules: 23  online
Interview: Read!
Pictures: 1  online


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    Handle: Leach

    Group: Mankeli, Coil, Aalto

    Date of birth: 3rd of October 1981

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

  • I don't remember the exact year, in the late 80's as I grew up playing c64
    and amiga games.

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

  • We had a c64 (don't remember the exact model) with my brother, used mostly for
    playing games. Later on we got an Amiga 500, and at that time besides playing
    games, i was old enough to learn to use Protracker. As PC's evolved, we got
    a Pentium 166MHz, which was used for playing games and learning to make music
    with fasttracker, and later on with Cakewalk and MIDI equipment .

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

  • It was the next logical step as I started playing drums at a young age, and
    also self-taught guitar and bass guitar. I never even thought of gfx or coding
    since music was my strength.

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

  • Protracker at the very beginning, after that Fasttracker for several years
    before moving on to Cakewalk. After that i've used Sonar, but adapted to
    Cubase later on (which i currently use).

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

  • A tough question, since as a creative person you're never fully satisfied with
    your work, and you always feel you could have done better in many ways. That's
    one of the aspects that I think drives any artist or musician on, the desire
    to evolve and learn more and more thus becoming more accurate in expressing the
    inner self. Anyway, I remember being proud when completing 'Fata Morgana', which
    got released on Milk (if I remember correctly, for it's a long long time ago).

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

  • Well some of the early tunes are quite horrible. Only reason to listen to them
    is to get a nostalgic laugh.

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

  • Great value. Any game or demo that has proper music set to the mood of the
    visuals, is a lot more thorough experience. It's a 1+1=3 when the sound and
    picture are in unison.

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

  • Professional AND leisure. I have released a couple of 12" house EP:s in the UK,
    and some remixes as well. I make music under the name 'Scape'. The latest EP was
    titled "Scape feat. D'empress - Be My Friend", and had Seamus Haji as a remixer,
    Diane Charlemagne (d'empress) as the vocalist, and the vocal written by
    Ultra Nate! The EP was released 12/2003 on Soul Love.

    Other than that, I make deeper housy stuff.

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

  • I'm not sure if i get the point you're after? Anyway i think mpeg-3 is a useful
    format to the upcoming artist, as a media for publishing music on the net.

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

  • mhmm.. here's some that I can think of right now. Jazzanova - takes you back
    (unexpected dub) (actually the whole 'In Between' -album is fuckin' brilliant),
    Jamiroquai - virtual insanity, Phoenix - If I ever feel better, Daft punk -
    around the world, Ray Barretto - pastime paradise (a crazy latin cover of
    the Stevie Wonder orig.), Air - Run, Daft punk - digital love, Röyksopp -
    Eple, Bobby Womack - across the 110th street. There's a lot more but these
    are the ones i never get out of my head.

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

  • Probably not as my tracks were not too popular back in the day.

  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Jazzanova, Phoenix, Mars Volta, Muse, Air, Erykah Badu, Liekki, and a lot more.

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

  • Not too much, I was so young in those days and i really got into the scene on
    the PC-era. Anyway i love watching the amiga / c64 -demos nowadays.

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

  • I went to boozembly last year (2003), that's about it :)

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

  • Peace.

    please note: this interview is ©opyrighted in 2005 by crown of cryptoburners

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