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Date of birth: 790502
One day in 1990 I borrowed a 1200 baud modem from my father. I called some
local BBS's and got in contact with the sysops, who were involved in the
demoscene. In 1991 I got good enough with Protracker and I joined my first
group called Meka Design. This was all Amiga at the time.
When I was a kid I used to have a C64, and then I upgraded to a C128.
I mostly used these machines to play games with, and occasionally I tried
out some Basic programming. I still have the C128 lying around somewhere.
In 1990 I got myself an Amiga 500 and later on in 1994 I bought an Amiga 1200.
At first I used my Amigas to play games, but then I started tracking, and
figured it was a great way of getting all that creative energy out of my
system. In 1996 I also got a PC of my own, and started using Fasttracker2.
It was a 386 with a GUS.
Music runs in my family. I've got a great amount of uncles, aunts and cousins,
and it seems each and everyone of them are involved in music in some way.
I have always loved playing and composing music. It is my life. I hear, see,
eat and breathe music.
Sometime in 1990 I started out with Soundtracker on Amiga. I didn't use it
much though. When I got ahold of Protracker everything changed though. This
program was almost everything I ever used for several years. Now lately I'm
using Fasttracker2 a whole lot.
As cliche as this may sound, I don't think I have ever reached my goal of
of total satisfaction. Hopefully I will never reach that goal, because if I
did, I would lose that feeling of struggling for improvement.
I don't think I have any tune like that really. Ofcourse there are alot of
tunes that I think stinks, but I guess most of them has some kind of value
to me or a certain memory attached with it, some memory from the old days.
Well, without music, everything would suck. A demo with graphics but no music
is as bad as a demo with music but no graphics. There are all these ingredients
that are so essential, and if you take away one of them, it will fail.
I'm still composing, sure. And I always will. At the moment I'm just composing
for my own pleasure, that is, for the scene.
Odd question. I think good music can be produced on any format, there's no
doubt about that. The scene has proved it over and over again.
One of my favourite tunes are Savannah by Captain. I think it was the first
mod I ever heard on Amiga. Another tune that has great value for me is
Scrambled Mind by Heatbeat. I studied it over and over.
I will release Audio cd's, but not with old music remastered. I'm making
a lot of new stuff, so stay tuned for that!
I'm listening to alot of stuff, but currently I have a few favourite artists
that keeps spinning on my player, like Ozric Tentacles, Boards of Canada, Alexi
Delano, Jesper Dahlback, Cari Lekebusch, Adam Beyer, Joel Mull. As you can see
I am a huge fan of the Swedish house scene.
The amiga scene gave me so much. I grew up with it, and by the time I started
in the scene I was a terrible musician. Maybe I still am, but I think I have
improved incredibly much since I started out, without taking any music theory
lessons whatsoever. The scene has given me almost everything that I know of
composing music, and I'm grateful.
Sure am! And I don't plan to stop either. Some people say the scene is dying,
or even that the scene is dead. I'd like to give out a huge FUCK YOU to these
people. The only thing that could kill the scene is people with this
attitude. I'm sorry if I sounded rude.
Alright. I'd like to greet my dad who taught me the basics of guitar
playing, and also my mom who makes the most wonderful pancakes!
Kisses to the one girl whom I love above everything else in the world!
I'd also like to send some friendful thoughts to the following people,
Katala&Cullyn, Scorpik, Lluvia&Yes, Virago, Manka, Unreal, Thor and
everyone in TPOLM. I love all of you so much.
please note: this interview is ©opyrighted in 2001 by crown of cryptoburners
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