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).
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…
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.
May be this track was not the best song i have written, anyway this humoristic belgian techno track is the well known buzz i’ve made,… it was in 2006 !
Today, Cyborg Jeff feat. DJ Daerden – C’est Extraordinaire is available on iTunes and in few days also on Spotify. This is first for a limited period, but i’ll investigate the option to let it available for a longuer time !
Happy 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 !
That’s it: the anniversary level celebrating the 20 years of Bilou video game sketching, design and coding is ready to play. At last, Pierrick’s ennemies and my brother’s level come to life and challenge you to gather all the letters scattered through the chemestry classroom. The more you get, the further we take you back in time. Can you make it back to 1993 ?