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Handle: Biscrok
Real Name: Niklas Hedlund
Lived in: Sweden
Ex.Handles: n/a
Was a member of: Outlaws (OTW - OTL - The Outlaws), Pro Arts (P^A - PA), Subway, Subway and Spreadpoint (SSP), Supplex (SX - SPX)

Modules: 40  online
Interview: Read!
Pictures: 1  online


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    Handle: Biscrok

    Group: Supplex & Outlaws - pRO^ARts

    Date of birth: 1 May 1975

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

  • It started sometime 1985-1986, mainly for something to play computer-games
    On, I didn't realize the potential the computers had in making music on

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

  • ZX Spectrum 48k - 1985 , only for playing games.
    Commodore 64 - 1986 , playing games, some music later on.
    Amiga 500 - 1988 , Games, trading, gfx, music.
    Amiga 1200 - ? , Music, Trading.

    My Amiga 500 was actually stolen at Some party on Samsö/Denmark. I guess
    I was out partying too much =)

    Currently I own two MAC's (in the studio), A shitty PC, Atari 1040, a C64
    and a Playstation. I bought the c64 to use as a synth, I just have to get
    a MIDI-interface for it.

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

  • I started out as a GFX-artist, but left it for the music when I got the A1200.
    At the university I recently studied at, we coded assembler on the MC68000 =)
    But that's about all I ever coded.

    I've always been interrested in music, and I'm happy to be able to make a
    living out of it today.

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

  • Mainly Noisetracker (Protracker), but also some wild things like Future
    Composer and Sonic Arranger. I've also done some things with Fasttracker
    on the PC.

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

  • I don't think I've reached my goal with any module, since I'm still composing
    music (not on amiga though). As a creative producer/musician I set new goals
    all the time.

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

  • Well, I guess All Michael Bolton tunes suck, He’s just too much.
    No, really.. I can't remember any tune I'd like to forget.

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

  • A demo/game with bad music is like a pizza without doe. Quite messy.
    It's nice when the soundtrack brings forward the effects on screen in a
    demo or game. When you can feel and see the tempo at the same time.

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

  • Today I run a recording studio outside of stockholm together with a friend.
    We make everything from Pop, Funk, Soul to Big Beats, Techno, Trance.
    But also alot of Commercials, Radio spots, Sounds for CD-rom productions etc.

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

  • MP3 together with the internet makes an opportunity for every musician to
    publish their songs in high quality. And software-synths like Reason, ReBirth
    etc. makes it affordable and possible for almost anyone with a computer to
    create High quality music. I think the competition in the electronic music
    market has rised alot in the last years.

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

  • Anything made by Romeo Knight and Jester. They've inspired me alot in the

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

  • No, I don't have any such plans for now. Maybe later.

  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Alot of Big Beats and Funk. To name a few: Hardknox, Groove Armada,
    Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Midfield General, Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield,
    Bootsy Collins, James Brown, Maceo Parker, Jimmy Smith, Crystal Method,
    Bentley Rhythm Ace. But also Alot of Trance-compilations, Trance Nation,
    Ferry Corsten, Trancemaster etc.

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

  • First of all it gave me alot of friends, some I still have contact with today.
    But also lots of fun. It gave me a start in making music, and I'm actually
    thinking of getting an amiga again to make some modules. Maybe for some
    competition at some party.

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

  • Not really, I'm just chatting and sending e-mail to some old friends.

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

  • I heard that some company would start producing amiga's again. But i doubt the
    scene will ever be what it once was. Greetz goes out to: All members of
    Outlaws, Supplex and pRO Arts and to Vegas, Logo7, Mark, WOTW, Free Agent,
    Marvin, Decca, George II, Natas, Princip, Demax, Dan Banan, Zike & Conqueror,
    Steel, Mac-TEK, TMS, Kaktus, Acro, sms, Lord Helmet, Aquarius, cybergod,
    Slayer, Red Devil, snuskis.. I realize I've forgotten the handles of alot of
    people, sorry about that.

    please note: this interview is ©opyrighted in 2001 by crown of cryptoburners

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