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Esperenza '20th anniversary'

Esperenza ’20th anniversary’

Here is a new part of the Cyborg Jeff anthology. There was 20 years ago, i’ve opened my ears to a new musical universe. I worked on the future album Esperenza that should be finished in early 1998. At that time lot of things have changed in my life. First i left my familly to learn to Louvain La Neuve.

Far from my roots, i met new friends like Didier Rombauts, Damien Bruindonckx, Antoine Reekmans and François Janssen. We created the X-Perimental Association from LLN and share our differents musical epxerience that were new influence on my way of create musics. I was also inspirated by Luc Baiwir live performance and the new Future Music Magasine arrived here in Belgium.

This album was still written with the MS-DOS software : Impulse Tracker running on my brand new PC Cyrix 166mhz with 16 mo of RAM , a new Tascam Porta Studio II and a cheap microphone. pourri.

Finally, the song Esperenza was not included on that album. Composed in january 1998, it was not known by friend Valentin Boigelot that have realised the first original version of this album for my 20th birthday. There was also not on this new re-edition. But you will discover here stereo remastered version of the album including 8 new unreleased tracks.

Songs written by Pierre MARTIN
with the helps of Valentin BOIGELOT, Sylvain MARTIN, La chorale TETRACORDE, Antoine REEKMANS, Delphine JACQMARD

Software used : Impulse Tracker II

Produced by X-Perimental Association from LLN – Creative Sound Studio : New Technology
Original Edition : January, 1998.
Re-Edited by Quena Sound January 2018.

Thanks to 2B3, Alliage, Aqua, Luc Baïwir, DJ Bobo, Dune, Basehead, Simon Boigelot, Valentin Boigelot, Damien Bruindonckx, Damien Deville, Stéphanie Dricot, François Janssen, Floppy, ERA, Emax, Jacek ‘Falcon’ Dojwa, Faithless, Luisa Fernandes, Free Record Shop, Future Music Magasine, Kevin ‘Gopher’ Chow, Pierrick Hansen, Delphine JACQMARD, Jogeir Liljedahl, Marie Martin Nadine Martin, Sylvain Martin, Laurent ‘Parmy’ Mazzapicchi, Mellow-D, Moby, PC TEAM, PC FUN, Bruno Quoidbach, Antoine Reekmans, Robin S., Roland E38, Roland E68, Ronny, Didier ‘Hunter’ Rombauts, Jacques Siroul, Will Smith, Swallow & Illusion, Tetracorde, The Prodigy, TRSI, Vangelis, Vivien Vanoirbeek, Cédric Vanrutten

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Divagation : 20th anniversary

It’s time to celebrate the 20 years anniversary of Divagation, the first CD album of Cyborg Jeff.  You should go back to year 1997 ! That years received an incredible influence of big sounds coming from Faithless, Sash!, DJ MD or B.B.E. and for sure this album pick up a lot of mood from that DJs.

I had just 19 years old and in april my best friend Vivien had just received a brand new CD writer for his computer. (Wooow). At that time burning his own CD was something completly new and incredible ! Anyway the 20 selected songs in WAV can’t fit inside a 650mo hard drive, that mean i should have only kept 15 tracks for this first album !

Just remember at that time, i’m creating soundtracker music with Impulse Tracker running under MS-DOS, a software coming from the Amiga scene. Compare to MAO solution from that period, this software will not just only record the note but include samples from the instrument, that mean the .IT file format will be render exactly the same on each compure and will not be dependent from a MIDI Keyboard soundbank.

Anyway, we can’t compare the quality of this album with big DJ productions. It was composed with our brand new Pentium 120mhz with a big 8mo memory. Anyway the computer will not able to manage such kind of memory in MS-DOS, and our audio card will not support Stereo output.

So if this original album was not using Stereo effect, this anniversary version will include all tracks with some stereo enhancement and polish mastering adjustement.

Divagation is not just and only a technical story, but also stories about teenage time with all my friends, girls and school time…

“And what’s about the love ?” Finally downloadable !

What's about the love ? CD Album - Cyborg Jeff
What’s about the love ? CD Album – Cyborg Jeff

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 that CD Album is just the story about that.

So you’re welcome to (re)discover it… it’s freely downloadable and this second edition includes new covers and two unreleased tracks.
https://cyborgjeff.bandcamp.com/album/and-whats-about-the-love

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Beyond the Galaxy - Cyborg Jeff

CJ 20 YEARS #1 – Beyond the Galaxy

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.

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Beyond the Galaxy is also available on the CD album Gimme an Amiga available on Bandcamp, Jamendo or Spotify.
http://cyborgjeff.bandcamp.com/album/gimme-an-amiga