Preparing for Japan

The first demoparty of the year with a decent music competition that allows for remote entries is just a couple of days away. I am talking about Tokyo Demofest of course. And I am prepared to start off the year with my first entry for that specific competition. If you look at my last releases, you will find the upcoming one very familiar. It is most likely a continuation of how I left off the demoscene year 2015. So hang on to your socks, because they might come off. For the party itself, it would be nice to have them not display the creators names while the songs are playing, but I guess, with partymeister that does not seem possible. The reason I would like that is not that I desperately want anonymity. I believe that namevotes does happen but does not reach significance when taking all parties and all competitions together. So what I am rooting for is an effect like “wow, this is pretty Continue reading

Under Construction results

Fresh from the stream, here are my personal and the group results for Onslaught. Starting with the streaming music competition. I entered a cut-to-4 minutes version of my 6:47 minutes long song called Maskenball. It placed 5th in the competition. I am not sad about that or anything, because I anticipated such a placing. The tracks lyrics do not make much sense withouth the missing stanza and some smaller parts and the track in general is not something for a demoscene audience, since its dark and depressing and not really uplifting. The compo was won by a christmas gabber track. I guess I don’t have to add anything to that. So, moving on to the next category.
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Some thoughts on 2015

A considerable amount of moments I have looked at my release list of 2015 and the year itself and thought that this has not been a busy year for me, especially regarding C64 pixel graphics. Compared to earlier years I have done way less. and I thought, I had done way less than I wanted to do this year. But it seems that I never got around to doing it. So i felt bad. I felt lazy. I felt like not supporting my dear scene friends in Onslaught enough to present them releases and show that I am still passionate about C64 and all we do together. And to an extend I still feel like that today. But…
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Preparing for the end of the year

There have been three music releases in 2015 for me. That is not quite as much as I hoped for, to be honest. So what else can I do than preparing something for the end of the year party called Under Construction, which will be held here in Germany. I will not attend myself, so my entry is going to be a remote one. Fingers crossed that it will pass the preselection. While it was long clear for me which song I wanted to enter, I encountered two problems, one familiar one and a new one. The new one is that I have two versions of the same track, the original and a remix I have done myself. So the first thing that I have to do is to decide which one I want to enter. They differ a lot in style and the original might not be as suitable for a demoparty as the remix version is, but it still Continue reading