Back to year 2000, just few weeks after have written the well known song « New Millenium » i had worked on this song « Passage en ville basse ».
Here is two videos (and other will soon arrive) realised by Spaneo to learn you how to mix and masterise such an electro-trance song to sound like a modern track !
Those project will also announced some special news.. stay tunes : )
Wow, working on a real .MOD file to include in an Amiga 500 games was not so easy that what i though. I should leave the OpenModplug environnement to switch to ProTracker and does finetuning. I also should fit in the memory that Matt reserved for the song… Anyway, i realy like how sounds the new funky version of the introduction !
Do u remember PowerGlove video games from LazyCow on the C64 ? Yep, you’ve right that’s a kwel game for the one i’ve written the audio part in 2013. Matthias Bock is for now working hard on the Amiga version and have presented some great GIF animated version last days.
So by my side i’m also working around the audio track for the game till around 1 years now. Here is some samples of the evolution of that project.
Well, i though i approach of how this Amiga version should sounds. Many references and inspirations : Dune, Shadow of the Beast, Pinball Dreams, Project X,… Great Job Matt for this great game in developpement !
Well many of my CD Album were still available around the Web, but a great one of them like this « And What’s About the Love ? » were never released… Few days before the 20th anniversary of Cyborg Jeff, i’ve just push it on Bandcamp…
So, Go back to 1999. I was 20 years old, i believe i was a man, but i still just a teenager. I thought one day i’ll a be a star like the DJ i loved. Every friday nights i join my friend V and we go to the Metropolis Club listening to DJ Jurgen, Wamdue Project, Mr. Oizo, DJ Sakin & Friends and some other stuffs like this…
Then i meet a girl. I felt in love, I would like to let her heard my heart beating like a techno vibes, I dream of a live with her, with just the feeling a teenager like me could have but I would like she takes my hand, jump with me and put her head on my shoulder… the days passed, things was not so easy, she’s too far, i was sad alone in my bedroom with my new Yamaha DJX keyboard and my computer, i need to see her back, i wanna scream my heart once again for her… but this over, this day off, next life will be without her.
Well, there more than 10 years now that i used LastFM to scroble the song i listen to, but also to share my music album. In 2005, LastFM was the first place i could upload a complete album let it share to you freely.
Bought to CBS in 2007, LastFM have tryed some dark streaming pay version but kept the free solution till augutst 2015. At that date, a BETA version have been released with many options deleted.
One of them is the possibility to upload music as a independant artist or label. But LastFM have also unlinked all the music freely available till ten years. That means many of my Cyborg Jeff’s album was now unvailable.
Once again the world of music have made a step in the darkness.
For sure, years passed and music is sometimes far from today’s life. I’ve so many works with the children, movies, weddings, photos, gardening,… anyway, i’m still there.
Sometimes you’ve just on a crossroad in your life. both left and right road seems to be a good way. Once with flowers and and another with cute far village. Once seems to be long and the other one with some hills to climb. None of them was worst, you just need to choose your way and can’t go forward.
At that moment, you’ve been dropped in a temp crash, that let you stay in both life. Your mind was connected to Open Mogplug Tracker with the minimalist 4KLange VSTi and you hands let play some notes between to movie rendering. A song was borned. That tune have not a one way direction, there are many hypothesis, no schemes but surprises, aproximations, imperfections… just like the life.
What a chance, i realy need a new generic theme for IFRES season 2015. For sure i should also try to use this song in a 4K Demo or 64ko project, but i need to share it now. It’s still in the same mod than Love Potion Level 4 as it use the same synths.
Musically, i was proud of this bass sound that balance the track. It sounds minimalist but have something modern too. The bass theme is for sure a poke to New Beat generation.
About the quite intro note sequence, it remember scenemusic ambient (maybe 2L from Alkama ?)
Hmm, long time i’ve try to understand why the « PodPress » MP3 player will not switch from Flash to HTML5 when i use my iPad. That would be so kwel if users will be alble to listen to the 556 till available on the website « Every Song Has A Story« .
After convert all the database to another podcast plugin (PowerPress), the HTML 5 works but only on Chrome, Firefox. iOS device and Safari still not working. I Finally understood that it was due to the FTP call that was not supported in Apple system. That means using the HTML 5 <audio> was not supproted with this kind of source. Now i’ve migrated all the MP3Stream in an html format and it works well after doing a search&replace in the database.
It would be a good idea to add the next songs on the website isn’t it ?
1995 – 2015 : There’s now 20 years i’m programming music with my computer with now more than 1000 songs. So it’s a good moment to let your (re)discover some of them each week !
The first one i choose is « Beyond the Galaxy » written in the end of 1996 with my brand new PC Pentium, this track is some kind of Amiga Shoot’m up style. At that time i wrote especially Techno tracks but i touched to all kind of music and writing video games music is allready things i liked. In 1996, i was still working in .S3M file format with Scream Tracker III and after 1 year and half, that was my 262th song.
This module use samples coming from classical amiga set and there are a melody part played with a Piano like « Dream Music » that i really liked in 96. Many times have passed till i’ve written this song and i know many of you also like that track. There a point i notice now, the fact that it sounds like a Rock music using realy oldschool sounds.