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Wasp 
Handle: Wasp
Real Name: Alex Löfgren
Lived in: Sweden
Ex.Handles: dSVM, Alex Lofgren
Was a member of: Pacif!c (F!C), Powerline (PwL)

Modules: 46  online
Interview: Read!
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Interview


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    Handle: wasp

    Group: Powerline

    Date of birth: 1979

    Site Address: www.youtube.com/user/powerlineamiga?


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

  • My parents bought me an Amiga 500 in 1988(?) and my cousin got a Commodore 64. The first game we played was IK+ on both platforms, and I soon realized these machines were not the same.


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

  • None really..


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

  • Music has always been a big part of me. I teamed up with a class mate (Mad Druid) who was in to movie production (and Amiga), and made some tunes to accompany the productions in the early 90's.

    Long story short, we also ran a BBS where we recruited members to what later on became the demogroup Powerline. This was in 1994. Since music was my thing, no musician was recruited and here I am.


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

  • Scenemusic: Protracker 2.3 and 3.15.


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

  • When I reach my goal I will probably stop tracking. Hopefully that will never happen.


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

  • Let's face it. All songs have their good and bad parts. Even if there are songs I'm not very pleased with, I'm happy they are released. It tells a little story of who I was at that time.


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

  • It's as crucial as anything else, but an awesome demotune can make a dull demo interesting. Dull music can however ruin an otherwise good demo.


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

  • Pleasure only. Mostly compomodules at the moment.


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

  • Oldschool or newschool doesn't really matter as long as you stick to one of them. The ~1MB modules made today are ridiculous.


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

  • Not really. I have favourites from the past that I still enjoy, but there are many new pieces that blow me away as well.


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

  • No. I made a collection CD in 2005(?) with all kinds of tunes. Live piano sets, amiga mods, metal rehearsals etc, but everything in it's original shape. Nothing remastered. Amiga modules are perfect as is.


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Death metal, psybient, swedish folk, drumnbase, sid, amigamods. Bands and artist vary from day to day.


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

  • Friends, friends, friends, creativity, travels and a wider view of culture.


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

  • Yes. I was away for a decade or so, but now I'm releasing stuff again.


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

  • Hi mom!


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    This interview was kindly sent to AMP team by Wasp on 20130920
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