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Handle: Arrakis
Real Name: Philippe Grussenmeyer
Lived in: France
Ex.Handles: Arakis, Serge Jung
Was a member of: Analog (ALG - A), Apology, Brain Wave (BW - BrainWave), Canal Cracker Crew (CCC), Crash, Mirage (MRG - MGE), Overgrowth, Thanatos, The French Connection, The Organized Spreading (TOS), Zenith (ZNT - Z)

Modules: 5  online
Interview: Read!
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    Handle: Arrakis

    Group: Brain Wave

    Date of birth: 29.03.1971

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

  • I was about 13 (that means 1984) when i got my Commodore 64 and immediatly
    felt in love with it! I started some programming in basic! 38911 bytes
    free rulez!!

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

  • I started with a mattel intellivision but instead of buying the computer
    extension, I bought a C64, then an Amstrad CPC6128, then an Atari ST and some
    months after an AMiga 500 and finished that glofry days with a A1200 till
    1994 and a PC (arf)

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

  • I always was attracted by sounds and synthesizer. Some friends were very fond
    of music on synthesizer. So i decided to track some musax.

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

  • I cant forget the magic one, the first one : Soundtracker by Karsten! But i
    remember also Aegis Sonix!

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

  • Music from Leaking cock demo!

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

  • I cant have such a pretention!

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

  • Essential! Did you ever try to play a game without sounds and especially music.
    Its like in a movie! Music is here to create a real atmosphere, to sustain
    suspens and so on!

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

  • Not at all!

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

  • Its just nothing! Good dayz are gone with the SID and the samples. But today
    the possibilities are reaching infinity

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

  • There are so much : i just can remember tunes from Obarski, the first one,
    music from Amegas, of course tunes from the C64 (the last V8!), and tunes from
    Romeo Knight, Maestro, Fred/Ackerlight and so more! I also love the music from
    Uncle Tom in the Mental Hangover demo from Scoopex.

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

  • Nope!

  • 12-What bands are you currently listening to?

  • EBM, Placebo, U2, Pink Floyd; Chris Huelsbeck, Composer from movie (like K-PAx),
    and many more!

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

  • Learning the magic world of computer but beyon the relationship and the heavy
    reality of a true passion!

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

  • Not at all!

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

  • It has been really a good time and when I can i love to remember this time
    thanx to guyz like you! So thanx to you CROWN!

    I send greetings to all guyz i met through this 8 years of pure madness!
    From Finland to New Zaeland to Denmark (i loved to go there) to Norway,
    Sweden, and so on! Greetings to Mercure/EOC 1999!

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

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