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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 !


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

Cyborg Jeff - Powerglove - Amiga - OST

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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Powerglove, the Amiga version

PowerGlove Amiga
PowerGlove Amiga Version still in developpement.

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 !

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.

  BETGAL.S3M (68.7 KiB, 745 hits)

Beyond the Galaxy is also available on the CD album Gimme an Amiga available on Bandcamp, Jamendo or Spotify.

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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Bilou’s 20 years birthday !

Bilou's Adventure - School zoneThat’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 ?

First level is available here for Nintendo DS.

I’ve start to work on the music ambient of this new level, mainly inspirated from Rayman Origins style !

Gimme an Amiga

Cyborg Jeff - Gimme an Amiga - cover - 2012Oldschool tracks written in 96 find a new life in this new Jamendo album : Gimme An Amiga, remembering the time i was dreaming i’ll have an Amiga !

In 1993, two friends show me the Amiga 500, this incredible computer was powerfull to play video-game but also for musical creations especially with Sound Tracker software using samples as instrument. During long month i was dreaming i’ll had an Amiga, but i should wait june 95 before i had an equivalent tool on my PC.
In more than 1 year, i’ll composed most than 300 tracks with Fast Tracker, Scream Tracker, inspirated by the production of Amiga musicians as 4Mat, Moby, Bjorn Lynne, Barry Leitch,… This new album was a souvenir from that time. When i worked with just a 80386 computer with 40mhz processor, only 1mo of memory and allready an older computer compare the brand new Intel Pentium, but enough to write kwel musics ! Those one was just a little remasterised to give you more than just the original .MOD files signed by old name Mc Piet

2 new unreleased albums on Jamendo

Cyborg Jeff - Bouéville - Cover - 2005This is not planned but two unreleased albums have just been released on Jamendo. “La guerre des pâquerettes” and “Bouéville” was waiting there since few month, and due to technical reason, they have been released yesterday 😉

The songs included in those album are written since 2003 to 2005 and many of them are allready available on the website.

Both propose music written for video games. La guerre des paquerette is a adventure game starring the Black’s knight. this game was developped by Arcallians. The second albums proposed many songs written for different Boué Team games developped by Sylvain Sarrailh. (do you remember him, it’s Toad who have realised the different illustration from cyborgjeff)