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Handle: Rage
Real Name: Harri Blom
Lived in: Finland
Ex.Handles: n/a
Was a member of: Defcon 5, Disorder, Fobia Design (FDS - FD), Jade pc, Night 55 (Night55 - N55)

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    Handle: Rage

    Group: Disorder

    Date of birth: 29. 10. 1977

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

  • I remember I got interested in computers in the late 80's when some of my
    friends in my home street got home computers.
    They were Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore 64. I was very interested as a
    youngster and was playing games all the time.
    Then my family bought me my own C-64. It was great.

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

  • I had the Commodore 64 and then the Commodore Amiga. I remember I bought a PC in the
    year -93.

    The C-64 was just a game playing machine for me.

    I made lots of stuff on the Amiga, mainly graphics and music. I used Protracker 3.15 and Deluxe Paint 3 and 4.
    Defcon 5 was a tiny Amiga group based in Kankaanpään in early 90's. There was propably two productions and they were
    both shit. So it was more of a hangout group with my friend, Raven. We did release a graphics disk that contained
    graphics and music by me. :)

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

  • I don't know. I like music and as a youngster when I listened to some tracks by jogeir or lizardking I wanted
    to try if I could make similar stuff. And I have always liked the tracker software.. and modfiles. the idea that
    musician can write his or her own comments in the file and then release it through BBS's or the internet, it's

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

  • I've used protracker, screamtracker 3, fastracker 2, skaletracker, cakewalk, cubase, reason, also tried some others
    like octamed, resound, madtracker, modplugtracker... In particular I've used fast tracker 2, and later skale tracker

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

  • Maybe "Guild of Sounds" is a mod that is still my best work.

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

  • There are many but you can be the judge.

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

  • If the music is great in a demo (for example Trauma's Line Age, amazing music by Cube and Phaser, coding not
    so unbelieable) it can really save the whole thing. Also the same thing in a game, but not so much because a game
    is meant to be an entertaining experience for a long period of time, and great music can't save a total shit game.

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

  • Yes I do compose, just for my own pleasure and on my own time, not forgetting the demoscene heritage..

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

  • They're ok. As long as demoscene music stays in it's own category. It would be shame if in the future demoscene
    musicians would be the same as the kids who pump up the same trance tracks day after day from Fruity Loops. I think
    demoscene musicians are the best and the most imaginative in the world, if one just cares to give a listen.
    http://www.scenemusic.net is a good link. :)

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

  • Of course Elwoods tunes are my all time favourites and also have been a big inspiration to my tunes. When I started
    tracking I listened to lot of Jogeir Liljedahl and Lizardking so they are the big stars. Also of course there's
    Purple Motion and Skaven and their famous tunes.

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

  • That will always be the dream. :)

  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Lordi, Finnish Eurovision winner 2006! :) Nightwish, Metallica, H.I.M. Yngwie Malmsteen

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

  • A hobby.

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

  • Yes, maybe I am.

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

  • Dad, Mom, sisters, Raven, Elwood, Velluv, Scene.org crew, Nectarine crew, hellos to everyone.. :)

    please note: this interview is ©opyrighted in 2006 by crown of cryptoburners

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