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I was dreaming writing musics for video games

At 10 years old, my brother Pype and I allready dreamed to create video game on our C64 and i also had in mind to write the musics for them.

As in 1993 we launched some first project in EP Basic, Quick Basic and also Gamemaker for our heroes Bilou or Badman with Pierrick HANSEN, i should wait to 1997 before we were able to add our musics inside.

In early 1997, my brother coded in ASM an S3M audio player that let us imagine a small game from scratch. Code name : Crazy Brix.

Crazy Brix was a brick game like Arkanoid or Kypton Egg completly coded by my borthers. I wrote the techno-minute tracks for it in summer 1997 with a potential inspiration from One Must Fall 2097 video game music from Kenny Chow.

Crazy Brix'97 - PPP Team Software, 1997
Crazy Brix’97 – PPP Team Software, 1997

“Beurk, crappy transparence, it was better in Basic !”

For sure, i was not so kind with my brother at that time. I had the easier place with just giving ideas and wirtten the musics ! At that time, he only have some reading book to understand Assembler Machine Code as we do not have acces to Internet !

In 1999, we had in mind to go to the Inscene’99 our first Demoparty organised in Belgium. The idea was to rework Crazy Brix to fit to the 100ko game competition and that mean also completly change the musics of the game with tiny smaller files !

So for the first time all the tracks from Crazy Brix project is now available in a restored and optimised version on an audio album !

https://cyborgjeff.bandcamp.com/album/crazy-brix-ost

Music written by : Pierre ‘Cyborg Jeff’ MARTIN with Impulse Tracker
Original GFX : Sylvain ‘Pype’ MARTIN
Game Projet : P.P.P. Team Software (Pierre MARTIN , Sylvain MARTIN)

Thanks to : 2 Unlimited – Pierrick HANSEN – M00nB00t – Tarzan – Jean-Denis ‘JedD’ MAGIS – Valentin ‘T-Bob’ BOIGELOT – Simon BOIGELOT – Romuald DISPA – Delphine JACQMARD – Laura DANAPATI – Isabelle ROGER – Julie LIBIN – Claire GILLES – Vanessa RICHEL – Sophie POKRAKA – Sébastien VALENTI – Stéphane BEELEN – Robert MILES – B.B.E. – Kenny CHOW

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Powerglove – Amiga OST released

Ode to the Amiga time, I invite you to discover the OST I’ve written for Powerglove (by Lazycow). The game from Matthias Bock will be soon available on the mythic 90s computer !

During you’re playing with the Hero and his powerglove to save our earth, i’ve choose to adapt my original C64 theme searching inspiration from the best musical of that early 90s period : Thomas Petersen ‘Laxity’ & Kim Christensen (DNA Warrior), Stéphane Picq (Dune), Tim & Lee Wright (Shadow of the Beast 2), Olof Gustafsson (Pinball Fantasies), Allister Brimble (Project X), Chris Huelsbeck (Grand Monster Slam), Robert A. Allen (Jazz Jack Rabbit), Koji Kondo (Super Mario Bros.), Martin Galway (Comic Bakery) or Yuzo Koshiro (Street of Rage).

Have a nice trip !

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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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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.

  BETGAL.S3M (68.7 KiB, 748 hits)

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

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Super CJ Land available on iTunes store, amazon, spotify,…

I’m really proud that this moment have arrived. My brand new album “Super CJ Land” is now available on iTunes Store, Spotify, Amazon, JunoDownload and many other cloudmusic places. For sure, it’s not more a free distribution methods, but i hope it let it share my Bliip Bliips to more people around the world !

I hope to let you discover collector’s album stuffs that would be proposed on BandCamp as physical CD and GameBoy cartbridge.

Great thanks for this project to  : Vadu, Pete Corvus, Shortcut, Tohad, Pype, Pierrick, Matt, LLB, Zavie,…

New CD Album : Super CJ Land – Welcome to my TinyWorld

Super CJ Land - cover - gameboy - cyborgjeffHappy New Year dear friends ! Finally the brand new CJ’s album is there ! I know there was a long time ago i’m working on it ! It’s probably not the one i first imagine and sometimes takes more time to think about it than work on it… For sure be a daddy, have two works and also be Cyborg Jeff is not so easy ! So for instance, it should be first a ChipDisk coded by K93 and animated by my bros. Pype. That was in 2004 !

So, Super CJ Land : Welcome to my TinyWorld is not just a simple Chiptunes album nor an album written with just a GameBoy… This is a trip in Cyborg Jeff’s world with all this simple sounds and tinyfication challenges. Tools and software have changed during this long project. You’ll find musics composed with the Farbrausch FM synthesizer well known in the Demoscene world. You will also listen to tracks sounding like the C64 gold period ! But also some tunes for Video Games like in Amiga and Nintendo ! So i’ll hope this variety will be a strong of this album !

>> Télécharger l’album sur BandCamp

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Links

Well, since CJ discovered Internet, there were a lot of place where you could download and find Cyborg Jeff music. Here is first a list of website :

Old Cyborg Jeff website : Soon swap with this website.Jamendo : One of the big place to download Cyborg Jeff’s albums in MP3 format.
Youtube Channel : Many videos from Sound Tracker composition.
SoundCloud : The best place to hear my last music and ideas.
Bandcamp : This where new albums could be find.
ModArchive : Good place to find lot of Cyborg Jeff’s sound tracker modules.
LastFM : Some old albums are available in MP3 format without the Jamendo censure.
Bide et Musique : This fun french radio broadcast the EP : Daerden Machine.
Overclocked Remix : The three great video-games remixes i’ve made are on OCRemix including Lotus and Fury of the Furries.
Grooveshark : Many Cyborg Jeff’s songs in streaming.

Let the sun shine 10th birthday

cyborgjeff - let the sun shine - cover - 2003In the end of 2013 there will be 10 years i’ve share you the first great CD Album of Cyborg Jeff : Let the Sun Shine !

So it’s good moment to let you rediscover it and learn more about that EuroDance project realised with the emultion of N-Zone New Formation and Trackers@Work !

The album is downloadable for free on BandCamp !