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Handle: Angeldust
Real Name: Markus Nimtz
Lived in: Germany
Ex.Handles: Beavis, Flintstone
Was a member of: Absurd (ABS), Apathy (APT), Instinct (ITC - INT), Liquid Skies Records (LQS), Mantra (MTA), Neoplasia (NPL), Phuture 303 (P303), Rave Network Overscan (RNO - R.N.O.), Zetec (ZTC)

Modules: 42  online
Interview: Read!
Pictures: 2  online


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    Handle: Angeldust

    Group: Apathy, Rno, Liquid Skies Recordz

    Date of birth: 20.04.1973

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

  • I got my first computer in 1987. It was a C64II. I was fascinated in computers.
    There was so many possibilities to do something with those machines. And since
    i was born I was a creative mind. So for me computer fascination was
    unavoidable! :-)

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

  • Most time with my C64II I spended with gaming, like most of the average
    teenagers do. But I also did things with integrated Basic and learned to know
    about Assembler when I earned a Action-Replay-Cartridge.

    Later on I got my first Amiga. An A500. Like first on the C64 I spended really
    much time with gaming. The games inspired me to do something on my own, and so..
    more or less regular I tried to code something with Amos Basic. In the early
    90's one of the most popular basic dialects known on the Amiga!

    When entering scene in 1994 my most interest was collecting stuff in form of
    mailswap. Beside that I painted with Dpaint and started to compose Modules with

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

  • I'm not a pure musician you should know! Doing music wasn't just more than a
    "sideeffect" when I started to hammer the keyboard with notes. On the other
    side there was times I spended weeks sitting infront of Protracker.

    But to be honest 4 channel tracker music wasn't ever my real strongpoint. I'm
    surely better graphician!

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

  • In the beginning I used some early version of Octamed which I got from some
    kind of Public-Domain-Disk. Those things are widespread before internet it
    seems! :-)

    Later on when getting contact with the scene and other musicians, I changed
    over to the (for me) more rocking and comfortable Protracker.

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

  • I couldn't really answer this question, coz I doesn't know if I made music to
    reach some kind of goal. My most beloved tunes I made around 6-7 years after I
    started to compose. At those time I felt to reached a level where I could say
    that I could make good music somehow.

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

  • Without speaking out a name, surely there's enough tunes I made which sound
    and arrangement was terrible bad!

    I think that most musicians have the one or other crap tune in the dark sides
    of their harddrives.

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

  • A real good or even genius sound can save a whole demo or intro!
    A good example I found in "Paul The Kinder Penguin" Intro from the group
    "Limited Edition". Even I doesn't really thought the effects and gfx was
    anything special the intro rocks, because the chipsound was so amazing to me!
    So in my oppinion, sound plays a very important role in most productions.

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

  • I'm not composing on 4 channel tracker anymore. When I compose i'm using
    "Buzz" on PC, and it's more the leisure way i'm going. I competed on several
    internet music-platforms and still being member of the musicgroup
    "Liquid Skies Recordz", where i'm responsible for both cover and sound.

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

  • I love the mpeg-format in all his forms! Seemingly I was one of the few Amiga
    Sceners who bought a special decoder card for his Amiga! When releasing music
    I prefer the mp3 format, coz it's the most widespread and supported format for
    the biggest possible audience. I prefer to have an audience hearing my music.
    Think most artists are feeling the same.

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

  • I like nearly all the tunes made by MortimerT, Substance and some other electro
    musicians. There's also a place in my heart for the oldschool musicians like
    Jester, Heatbeat and all the others.

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

  • I doesn't have those plans at the moment. But at least most of my latest mp3
    tunes are released on "Liquid Skies Recordz" and available on cd. At least
    if the 2nd edition from the Lqs-Collection is out.

  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • There's no special favourite band. I really like most british and swedish
    bands like "Manic Street Preachers", "Cardigans" and many others.

    Beside band music my most favourite interest is electronic music in form of
    (goa)trance, ambient and progressive.

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

  • A common spirit! A well known name for many others.
    A lot of surprise and fun on meetings and swapping.
    A way to expose my creative sides to the outside world.
    Scene is still in my heart, coz it contains almost any ideals i'm likely to!

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

  • Not that active like 2-3 years ago but still a little bit! As explained above
    I'm doing covers for "Liquid Skies Recordz" and if time allows I release the
    one or other mp3 from time to time.

    I also try to build up a homepage for the group "Apathy" in the meanwhile, but
    it's not an easy way to going somehow.

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

  • I'm greeting all those people who know me and like me somehow! :-)

    Thank you for this interview!

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

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