The Guide To Demo/Music Scene Related CDs
Written by Dan Wright
The purpose of this guide (FAQ) is to inform you about the latest developments regarding demo/music scene CDROMs. I try to keep it up to date and list some older, perhaps out of print CDs, so you know what is out there. If you know of any items (CDs) not on this list, incorrect links, or any errors, please let me know.
If you decide to order I recommend contacting the producer / distributor for up to the minute pricing information (the dollar is always changing). Most prices are quoted in US dollars and do not include postage.
Bjorn Lynne (http://www.lynnemusic.com) is now distributing several CDs including: Dreams2, and Scene Pixel Graphics data CDs and The Best of the Amiga Scene, and Chris Hlsbeck and Allister Brimble audio CDs.
Lynne is working on making his web site into a collective place where you can buy most of the scene-related CDs. For those interested in his older work the Dreamstate album is back in stock. His new album isms will be out soon under Lynne's pseudonym Divinorum. And finally, Jogeir Liljedahl's new CD The Wanderer will be released Q4 of this year on Lynne's record label LynneMusic Productions. For more information visit Lynne's web page.
TRSI Recordz' newest release is Electroacidfunk II which contains a mixture of Electro-Trance-Acid and Funk influences from various DJ's/musicians. This CD is such a large project (various labels involved) that it can be found at local retailers or if you want the best price then check out http://www.amazon.com. Cyberlogik 4.5 is scheduled to be released in October.
The winning Assembly 98 PC demo GATEWAYS mentioned a new audio CD by a couple of the group's musicians. The album is called Mindtrap and more information can be found at http://www.trakked.com. Basically there is 61 minutes of music on the CD with 14 songs by Nitro and one by Teque. All for $12.
All HTML links (not including E-mail) on this list have been verified working as of 21 August 1998.
Morbid Minds has a couple Sampling CD-ROMS out called Morbid Elements Sampling CD-ROM and Vocal Elements Sampling CD-ROM. Check out their web page http://www.raveordie.com/morbidminds for more details.
I'm not sure what happened to KOSMIC's Opportunity CD. This CD is supposed to contain works by Bjorn Lynne, one of the great FC musicians, and a few other notables. If it sounds too good to be true then it probabaly is.
I have heard no word on when A.C.E. #5 is due out. I do know they have taken down their BBS but they plan on putting it back up so users can access via the Internet.
Dreams 2 is officially out. Check out the web page http://nl.scene.org/dreams2 for further details. PL did a great job and the ART looks fantastic.
Stephane Picq (Dune, Lost Eden) has a new album out called RiverWorld. The http://www.shooting-star.com says the following about Riverworld:
From stone-age to cyber erae, an attempt to explore the music through time and space, between technology and ethnology. Mixing synths sounds with ethnic instruments, trip-hop rhythms and african percussions with techno-ambient, Riverworld tries to anticipates the multi-ethnic culture of the future. A kind of "sonic snapshot" of our planet, taken from a distant sputnik...
The first compilation of the MMM series containing musics from Dune, Megarace, Dragon Lore 2, Obscura and many others will be available this autumn. Also in preparation are Atlantis 2 and Chronicles of the Black Moon.
DATA CDS CDs ACE CD #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 Contact A.C.E. +33 (0)1 45 88 75 48 Association ACE, 43 rue de clichy 75009 - PARIS, FRANCE E-mail email@example.com WEB Page http://www.mygale.org/03/ace http://ace.dyadel.net Distributors Germany firstname.lastname@example.org Denmark email@example.com Finland firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Sweden firstname.lastname@example.org Netherlands email@example.com Released 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
A.C.E. is an official non profit association controlled by French laws. Currently there are four A.C.E. CDs (1000 of each pressed) available. These CDs are made by scene people for other scene people and not for personal profits - all the money made goes into paying for phone lines, BBS hardware upgrades, and for production of the next CD. This is not a commercially produced CD. ACE is willing to sponsor demo parties and offer their ACE CDs as prizes (e-mail for more details). None of these CDs are BBS ready and none of the prices include shipping. Shipping cost for one or two volumes is 40FF for people in the EEC or $6.5 for people in the USA and include a high-quality protective package. Cash, money orders or bank transfers are acceptable.
ACE CD#1: Contains most of the PC productions from the beginning of the scene to October 94 except ASM'94. SOLD OUT. However, a limited edition (about 300) of this CD will be released with new cover art and older files that didn't make the original press. This CD is due out sometime in the latter part of 1997. Price will be around $16.
ACE CD#2: Contains PC releases from October 94 to June 95 including ASM'94. It also includes 2000+ modules. About 5 of these CDs remain at $13.
ACE CD#3: Contains almost all the demos on PC released between 6/95 and 6/96. 367 demos, 338 intros, demo mags, music disks, 750+ modules, etc. Cover art by the mighty Zebig. This is a double CD (1.2 Gigabytes) and sells for $16 (100FF).
ACE CD#4: Biggest GFX collection worldwide. Bitmaps are coming from C64, CPC, Atari, Amiga, and PC. Collected and classified by ZEB/Orange and Made/Bomb. Plus almost all the demo releases from 6/96 - 3/97. Like ACE #3 this is a double CD and sells for $17 (100FF).
ACE CD#5: Due out sometime around mid/late 1998 this CD is the follow up to ACE CD #4 with all the new releases. It will be a three to four CD package with a special bonus part that every scener will love. Price should be around $16 US or lower.
-=- CDs BLACK PHILES 1, 2, 3 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org WEB Page http://www.algonet.se/~synchron Released 1996, 1997 Contains some demo-related material, programming information, and other assorted files and utilities that are useful to demo coders. The Black Philes-3 is the third CD-ROM in the philes CD-ROM series. It contains over 15,000 new exciting textfiles and more than 600 packed megabytes of data about: Anarchy, Hacking (Internet, Java, UNIX/Linux...), Cracking, Phreaking, Magazines, Blue Boxing, Conspiracy, UFO's, Drugs, Occult, Sub Cultures, Jokes, Survival, Security, Hardware/Electronics, Computers, Internet, and more. Being sold for $20-$25. -=- CD BNOPLUB E-mail email@example.com WEB Page http://www.chiparus.org Released November 1996 A non-commercial scene CD produced in the Netherlands by the Amiga demogroup Chiparus. BnoPlub is a collection of the best demos between Wired'95 and Wired'96 plus about 1500 sources, dos utils, and more - basically a backup of the Blue Nose Productions BBS. All the CDs are currently destributed on TDK CD-R medium and sell for $20. For those interested this CD has all the "mono" releases - http://www.scene.org/mono. -=- CD CD-R of demos, music, etc. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Released 1996 Need a scene CD? Perhaps with some specialized material on it or old material none of the other CDs seem to have? Well, Marcus is making a few CDs you may be interested in. He has a "best of" demo CD, a CD with a lot of Delphi components on it, and is currently working on a CD with the best C-64 tunes (in MP3 format). All CD's are of the CD-R type and sell for $17. -=- CDs DREAMS "THE DEMOSCENE ARCHIVE" DREAMS 2 "THE DEMOSCENE ARCHIVE VOLUME 2" E-mail email@example.com WEB Page http://nl.scene.org/dreams2 Released Summer 1996, Summer 1998 Jeff, AKA Darkness of Imphobia, pressed 1000 DREAMS CDs. This CD is a "best of" scene material through July 1996. Demos, intros, music, diskmags, scene reports (the Wired one by Subnormals is excellent), party results, and a ton of great graphics by some of the scenes' (including Amiga) best artists. The CD sells for 400 Bfr - approximately $13 US - not including postage. It has full color art and many of the files can be run directly off the CD. A recommend collection for the true scener or anyone who wants to impress others with some of the best PC scene productions. DREAMS 2 "the Demoscene archive Volume 2", was released at WIRED '98 (July '98). This dual (2 CDs) CDROM includes all the best productions released on the PC Demoscene from June 96 to July 98, as well as the largest collection of new scene graphics ever - more than 4800 new pictures classified by author/theme, including unreleased material, gathered from all the best artists on PC and Amiga. The 2 CDs pack sells for about (only!) 14 US$. -=- CDs ESCAPE and FREEDOM E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org WEB Page http://www.fusecon.com/audio Released 1994, 1995 These two CDs contain music (digital audio) from Snowman's "Music Contest" and demos/misc scene related items. Escape was produced in 1994 and followed up with Freedom in 1995. Both items are sold out. -=- CD GROOVY BYTES E-mail email@example.com Released 1996 A German made CD full of some of the most famous music crews (Amiga?). EMS, Azure Sky, HBE, MoM, Sky Jump Team, and a few others are represented. Ansi packs, samples, sound tools, texts and lots of rave party flyers can also be found on the Groovy Bytes CD - produced by Brain Teaser/FCO. All this for $13 plus shipping. -=- CD HISTORY CD E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Released Spring 1997 The History CD claims to be the "The Only -TRUE- Demo/Intro Collection." And for $23 US it sure as hell better be. Actually I think this CD is a CD-R created CD thus the reason for the higher than normal price. The infofile was too difficult to read so if you want more information you better send E-mail to guy above. -=- CDs HORNET MODS VOLUME #1 HORNET MODS VOLUME #2 E-mail email@example.com (Christopher Mann) WEB Page http://www.hornet.org (CDROMs) Released July 1997, October 1997 The Hornet MODS Volume 1 CDROM contains 1,669 songs, 80 music disks, 36 utilities, and 15 files related to music competitions. All of these files were catalog on the Hornet Archive between 27 Jan 1997 and 27 May 1997. Volume 2 is the first Hornet CDROM since "Freedom" to feature both an audio and a data CD. This CD features 19 audio tracks: the top 10 Veteran entries from MC5, the top placed Intermediate and Rookie entries from MC5, the top 3 Veteran places from MC4, and 4 other selected tracks. The data CD includes files cataloged on the archive between 27 May 1997 and 01 Sep 1997. The price for Volume 2 is a bit higher than Volume 1 (because of the audio CD). These CDROM are built to run under MSDOS, Windows 95/NT, Linux, and FreeBSD. The prices are $20 for #1 and $30 for #2 but a little cheaper by subscription ($15). Each volume of the Hornet MODS collection is unique (no overlap of files). -=- CDs HORNET UNDERGROUND #1 HORNET UNDERGROUND #2 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (Christopher Mann) WEB Page http://www.hornet.org (CDROMs) Distributor http://www.cdaccess.com (one of many) Released June 1996, August 1997 Hornet Underground Volume 1 contains the entire collection of demos that were on The Hornet Archive (http://www.hornet.org) up until June 1996. It sells for $20 but is much cheaper in quantity. I recommend this CD to anyone who wants a nearly complete PC demo collection from its beginnings up to Mid 1996. If you are interested in buying this CD check out http://www.cdaccess.com and other Walnut Creek distributors and you should be able to purchase it for less than retail. Volume #2 was released in August 1997 and contains the last 650 megs of cataloged files on the Hornet Archive excluding /music directory up to July 8, 1997. -=- CD HOT SCENESTUFF CD Contact St. Petersburger Str. 27 D-18107 Rostock, Germany E-mail email@example.com WEB Page http://www.zyklop.com Released Early 1996 Contains demos, music, ansi, and general scene related material. ZYKLOP Software (out of Germany) does have an information package on the CD which gives a better overview than my short rant. The CD is available for $15 not including shipping. -=- CD HOT SOUND & VISION E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Released 1993, 1994 There have been two Hot Sound and Vision compilations thus far with a third planned since 1995. I've gotten no confirmation whether the third CD has been or will ever be released. The first two CDs contain demos, music, pictures, games (shareware / freeware), FLI files and other "multimedia" related items. HS&V 1 came out in 1993 with HS&V 2 following up in September of 1994. The back cover of HS&V 2 says "Don't waste money hunting around for multimedia with your modem! Buy this CD instead and experience the finest collection of graphics in the World, as assembled by champion Internet Surfer Rob Barth." Basically the Hot Sound and Vision CDs are the latest uploads to the Sound and Vision BBS. Originally priced around $20-$30. -=- CDs KFMF ARCHIVES CD #1 (1992-1996) KFMF ARCHIVES CD #2 Contact Kosmic 553 Thoreau Terrace Union, New Jersey 07083-9044 E-mail email@example.com WEB Page http://www.kosmic.org Released May 1997, March 1998 The Kosmic Archive CD Volume #1 does exist! Over six hundred have been shipped to date. Included on the CD are four D/A tracks, the complete 1992-1996 releases of Kosmic, a large sample library, etc. The price is $12 including shipping and the order from can be found on the KFMF web site. On the Kosmic Archive CD Volume #2 (dual CD) you will find: all Kosmic 1997 music and demo releases (both compressed and uncompressed), latest versions of many players and trackers for all platforms, and a large (about one hour long) audio CD portion featuring great new tracks from Kosmic artists like Inspekdah Deck, Khyron, Jazztiz, Screamager, Legend and Maelcum. This dual CD contains two discs, one CD-ROM and one hour-plus long audio CD, which was mastered with the aid of a professional engineer. The price is $15. -=- CDs MAZZIVE INJECTION SERIES TRACKED WORX & NO. 1 INSTRUMENTS E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org WEB Page http://www.maz-sound.com Released 1997, 1998 Tracked Worx contains 500 selected songs (mostly XMs and ITs) sent in by the authors and is available for $13 (incl. p&p) to every single country on this planet. No.1 instruments contains more than 2600 samples, each one in 2 formats: single samples are stored as XI and WAV, multisamples as XI and SF2. All sounds were sampled with an external high quality 20 bit AD/DA converter and digitally transferred into the computer - this means bye bye to the typical "homebrewed" stuff of my first CD. All samples (except the drums and fx) are tuned. Expect a major update in overall quality and usability. This time the CD is filled up to the edge. The price is 23$ (incl. p&p). The bundle of both CDs is 30$ (incl. p&p). -=- CD MEKKA AND SYMPOSIUM 1997 E-mail email@example.com WEB Page http://ms.demo.org Released 1997 Contains all the stuff from Mekka and Symposium 97, Mekka 96, Sym 95, Sym 96, 680XX Convention 93, 10k pictures from MS97, a 50MB MPEG movie showing the whole party and much more. Not a CD-R. The price is $14 US or 20DM including shipping. -=- CDs MODS ANTHOLOGY #1 & #2 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org WEB Page http://www.perso.hol.fr/~gryzor Distributors France http://ace.dyadel.net (A.C.E.) Germany http://www.schatztruhe.de US http://www.ninemoons.com Released May 1996, 1998? A massive 4 CDROM-Set, 18,000+ files (Protracker, S3M, XM, Amiga Synth...). Many, many, artists represented (with their OWN permission, info-files, pics and previously unreleased mods!) from the origins of the scene (Amiga days) on up to early 1996 featuring most of the best PC-Multichannel musicians. This CD is readable under all major platforms (MS-DOS, Win, Mac-Os, UNIX, Amiga-DOS...) and sells for $45 plus $3.95 shipping for those in the US via the US distributor however, this CD can be gotten from A.C.E. (see above) for $26 plus shipping. This CD does lean more towards the Amiga than PC musician. Mods Anthology Volume 2 is currently in the works and should be out sometime in 1998. -=- CDs MORBID ELEMENTS SAMPLING CD-ROM VOCAL ELEMENTS SAMPLING CD-ROM E-mail email@example.com WEB Page http://www.raveordie.com/morbidminds Distributor http://www.zyklop.com Released October 1997, August 1998 The Sampling CD-ROMS produced by Morbid Minds contains of a large collection of Samples for use with trackerprograms. All samples are in both formats WAV and XI on the CD. The complete material was produced in a professional Studio. -=- PARTY CDs ASM94, TP94, ASM95 (eRAVE1) ASM96 (eRAVE2) E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com WEB Page http://www.assembly.org Distributors Germany firstname.lastname@example.org (ASM96, ASM95, TP4) email@example.com (all ASM CDS) US firstname.lastname@example.org Released 1995, 1996 Want all the productions from the biggest demo parties in the world - ASSEMBLY in Finland and THE PARTY in Denmark? Then you might want to get one or all of these party CDs. They all contain demos, graphics, intros, and video clips from the parties. A well done menu interface makes it appealing even to people unfamiliar with demos and how to get them running. Very professionally done and priced according - $30-$40 initially. The ASM94 CD was created by Sound Solutions and is being sold by Christian for the "cheap price" of $10 plus shipping. You can also get the ASM'95 CD ($19), HSS CD ($15), and a few other CDs from Christian. The TP94 and ASM95 CD were created by ROMWARE who sold their remaining rights and stock to email@example.com. Amable is the German distributor of the ASM96 CD ($25). Prices will vary depending on the distributor. -=- CDs PROGRAMMERS HEAVEN PROGRAMMERS HEAVEN 2 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org WEB Page http://www.algonet.se/~synchron http://www.programmersheaven.com Released 1996, 1997 The Programmers Heaven CD-ROM is the ultimate collection of files and programs for the serious software and hardware developer. It contains over 8500 exciting files and more than 630 packed megabytes of: demos, graphics (3D, vector graphics, raytracing, etc.), Sound (SB, Gravis, MIDI), utilities, law and copyrights, FAQs, specifications, Delphi, Visual Basic, C, C++, Assembler, Internet, hardware, computers, Amiga, Atari, network, AI and Neural Networks, Pascal, game sources, and more. The Programmers Heaven 2 CD is the follow-up to the first Programmers Heaven CD-ROM that was released earlier this year. The CD-ROM contains over 4100 new files and over 600 packed megabytes of information about every aspect of programming that you can imagine. Please note that this new CDROM only contains files that are not found on the first Programmers Heaven CD-ROM. You will find tons of sourcecodes, routines, utilities, tutorials, textfiles, compilers, specifications about: Demos, JAVA, graphics (3d, vector graphics, raytracing, etc), Sound (SB, Gravis, MIDI), utilities, law and copyrights, FAQs, specifications, Delphi, Visual Basic, C, C++, Assembler, internet, hardware, computers, network, AI and Neural Networks, Pascal, game sources, and more. -=- CDs SCENE'96 SCENE'98 E-mail email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org WEB Page http://www.zyklop.com Distributors Norway email@example.com Poland firstname.lastname@example.org Austria email@example.com US firstname.lastname@example.org Released March 1997, 1998? The Scene96 CD is OUT. This dual CD contains all the best demos, intros, mags, texts, music, grpahics, and tools released between The Party 5 ('95) and February '97. This CD has a production run of 500 and is selling for $25 not including postage. Zyklop - the producers of this and HSS - now accept credit cards along with the usual cash, check, and money transfers. Those interested should request an info package from Christian that describes the CD and its contents. The Scene'98 CD will cover all releases from early 97 to early 98. This two disk volume will contain all of the usual demo, intro, mags, music, gfx, tools, games, trackers, players, artpacks, etc. Estimated cost is $25 US (40DM). Free gimmicks with every order. -=- CD SCENE ART VOLUME 1 - PIXEL GFX E-mail email@example.com WEB Page http://www.zyklop.com Released December 1997 SCENE ART contains the all time best pixel graphics by some of the most talented scene (Amiga, Atari, PC) artists. This collection will include many new and unseen pictures as well as a massive collection of bitmap fonts, slide shows, logos, editors, viewers, and graphic tools. All for $10 US (19DM). -=- CD THE SOUND SITE CDROM E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Released 1993 Contains 253 megs of "MOD" and older related music files (669's, STM's, etc). Basically a lot of stuff that was on the ftpable SOUND SITE. Contains a pretty good collection of modules for the time. Cost around $10-$15 and may not be available. -=- CD TRIBUTE VOLUME ONE E-mail email@example.com Released 1995 Contains a pretty diverse collection of scene musicians (91) and a variety of categorized music. This is a jam packed and professionally done CD with all the music files compressed. Great for a BBS, good as an archive. The CD is cost about $18 without postage. -=- CD THE ULTRASOUND EXPERIENCE E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org WEB Page http://www.gravis.com Released 1994 If you are lucky you will be able to find this mix-mode CD at a computer store in your neighborhood (try Babbages). It sells for around $5 and is marketed to compare the GUS with other sound cards through the major multimedia presentation on that data portion - which accesses the digital audio tracks on the CD. The CD also contains demos, music, and other misc items that could be found on the Gravis BBS back in 1994. -=- CD X'95 CD E-mail email@example.com WEB Page http://www.zyklop.com Released 1996 Christian created the HOT SCENESTUFF CD and is the international distributor for Sound Solutions. This CD sells for $6 plus $4 for worldwide shipping. It covers all releases at Holland's biggest demo event in 1995 - X'95. Additionally the CD contains all of ACME's releases. As of November 1997 Zyklop has officially sold out of the X95 CD. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- AUDIO CDS CD THE BEST OF THE AMIGA SCENE Contact TBOTAS c/o Elmqvist & Persson Idunvagen 31 136 42 Haninge Sweden E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Distributors email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Released 1994 This entire CD was created using an Amiga - obviously it shows in the art/sound quality (i.e. not that good). I do recommend this CD to die hard scenesters because it does contain a wide selection of scores from great Amiga musicians (18 tracks at 74:09 minutes). Cost is $14 or $15 without postage but do check to see if this CD is still in print before ordering. -=- CDs CYBERLOGIK (1994) CYBERLOGIK 2.0 (1995) CNCD (1995) X2 (1996) CYBERLOGIK 3.11 (1996) SHADES (1997) ELECTROACIDFUNK II (1998) CYBERLOGIK 4.5 (OCTOBER 1998) LITHIUM DREAMS (NOVEMBER 1998) Contact +43-1-9846252 TRSI RecordZ Attn. Mr. Alex Brunnere Schanzstr. 15-17/3/46 A-1140 Vienna Austria E-mail email@example.com WEB Page http://www.trsi.de Distributor Germany firstname.lastname@example.org Released 1994-1998 Interesting musical productions brought to you by TRSI Recordz. Yes, the same group that did all those intros and demos. CYBERLOGIK - 70 minutes of trance/hardtrance. Artist Hi-Lite, Cortex/Garry Trace!, Dreamfish, Boosta, Reanimator, Archangel, Fuzz and more. CYBERLOGIK 2.0 - 74 minutes of trance/jungle/house music from Heatbeat, Groo, ArchANGEL, Scorpik, Chromag, Deshay, Boosta and a couple others. CNCD - 65 minutes of ambient/funk by the CNCD crew (all CNCD musicians and Herbie Hancock). This great collection of music has unfortunately been SOLD OUT and is no longer available. X2 - A Dr. Awesome (Bjorn Lynne) release. A bit faster and harder than typical Lynne music. CYBERLOGIK 3.11 - 72 minutes of smooth trance/drum and bass. This special limited edition features Da Jormas, Mortimer T., Substance, Boosta, Scorpik, Braindead/Scoopex, Dace and a few others. SHADES - A funk/ambient-trance album by Nightshade/Crusaders (Andrew Barnabas). Mixes analog and synth music. Some singing/rhythms sound a bit like the Red Hot Chili Peppers. ELECTROACIDFUNK II - 74 minutes of electro/trance/funk/acid. CYBERLOGIK 4.5 - Over two hours of trance/ambient/drumb and bass. LITHIUM DREAMS - Hard trance compilation. All the CDs come in jewel cases with professional artwork and have been remixed in a "professional studio". All these CDs are mastered/pressed by SONY DADC in Salzburg/Austria and sell for $15 except Elextroacidfunk II which sells for $18 (not including postage). Upcoming releases included Angel DUST, by allmighty Archangel, In ROLAND we trust by Altered States (trance), and another trance album by Dr. Awesome. Planned and in progress releases include CNCD 2, debut by Codehead, debut by Scorpik and Raven, and one more surprise release. For more information contact Alex at the address listed above. -=- CD FIRST CONTACT: KAWAIIS FROM OUTER SPACE E-mail email@example.com WEB Page http://www.traxinspace.com Released 1996 Nebula, a new scene "label/group" released their first CD with songs from Stalker, DJ Tek, Mysterium, Timelord, Geomancer, and Harry. Sample clips (in MPEG audio format) from this CD can be found on Nebula's web page. Most of the music leans toward a demoish dance (not quite techno) beat while some tunes have a spacy Purple Motion feel. It is a good first start even though no song stands above any other on this $9 CD. For those interested this CD was mastered to DAT using a Sound Blaster AWE. -=- CDs FUTURE SHOCK 2 THE TECHNOBEES Contact Eric 'Sidewinder' Giesete Sidewinder Productions 8611 Cape Valley San Antonio, TX 78227 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org WEB Page http://www.txdirect.net/~sidewind Released 1994, 1997 From the Sidewinder page I quote "If you like totally electronic techno made from digital sampling (direct from 2 Amiga computers tied into professional studio equipment) with everything from jazzy paino leads to screaming synths all on solid pounding techno beat you might like this 74 minute plastic." Cost $12 plus postage. Eric also has a couple $5 tapes (Insatia, and Analyzer) for sell. I understand Sidewinder was a pretty decent Amiga Techno musician a few years back. Sidewinder's newest CD project The Technobees was released in late 1997. -=- CDs FTZ "NOTHING IS TRUE" (1995) MAELCUM "LOW GREY CLOUD" (1997) ANONYMOUS HATE (1998) bINARY.eXPANSION (1998) E-mail email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org WEB Page http://www.kosmic.org/area51 http://order.kagi.com/?3XF&S (secure online credit-card) Released 1995-1998 Dan Nicholoson (aka Maelcum of Kosmic) started up a record label - AREA 51 - back in 1994/95 when a he released the FTZ compilation. Since then things have picked up a little and several new CDs are being seen under the AREA 51 label. Don't look for any "eye candy" in any of the older/CD-R releases as all of these productions contain B/W inserts. FTZ is a tecnho collaboration between Dan N. and Riku N. So if you are familiar with some of Dan's music and enjoy it then this CD will be a worthwhile addition to your music library. These CDs are currently being sold without their original B&W photocopied covers for $8 ppd US and $10 ppd elsewhere but only if you mention you heard about the CD from this Scene CD Guide. FTZ is now into its second pressing (500 more). Low Grey Cloud is Maelcum's latest production and was limited edition of 100 audio CD-R discs of some of his personal favorite songs, new and old. This collection has since sold out but due to popular demand Maelcum will be doing a second run with the songs remastered at a studio and in a different order. Each disc is signed and numbered and there is a laser-printed booklet. The price is $15 plus shipping. Once again, quantity is limited so e-mail to check availability before ordering. Anonymous is a CD-R with laser printed label and cover from B00MER of KFMF. As the Binary Expansion page of area51 explains it "Your universe is expanding beyond words, far beyond images, and deeper into thought. This is music for such a future. This is music to survive a new millenium; a new world order ruled by 0 and 1." This is an Area51 release by theHacker. It is available on CD-R with laser printed labels and covers. -=- CDs HOBBITS & SPACESHIPS (1992) MONTAGE (1994) DREAMSTATE (1995) WITCHWOOD (1996) THE VOID (1997) DECADE (August 1997) WIZARD OF THE WINDS (April 1998) E-mail email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org WEB Page http://www.lynnemusic.com Distributors Many - visit web page Released 1992-1998 Bjorn Lynne, aka Dr. Awesome, has been churning out scene music since 1987. Many of his early MODs can still be found on the bigger internet music sites. Bjorn considers his music "melodic synth-rock with changing atmospheres." The most recent of Bjorn albums are "fully commercial" CDs and can be found in well stocked stores throughout Europe. More information, including pricing, can be gotten from Bjorn's WEB page. Bjorn Lynne (under the Dr. Awesome alias) also did a song on the TRSI "SHADES" CD released during the Spring of 97. DECADE, is Bjorn's first self published release which is a mixed mode CD contain all of Dr. Awesome's music and more. Wizard of the Winds CD is the latest Lynne production and is due out in April. Lynne tells me it will be hitting store shelves worldwide. So, with any luck you can find it on the shelf at your local super store. Course, half the fun is having something no one else can easily get. -=- CD HORNET MODS VOLUME #2 E-mail email@example.com (Christopher Mann) WEB Page http://www.hornet.org (CDROMs) Released October 1997 Volume 2 is the first Hornet CDROM since "Freedom" to feature both an audio and a data CD. This CD features 19 audio tracks: the top 10 Veteran entries from MC5, the top placed Intermediate and Rookie entries from MC5, the top 3 Veteran places from MC4, and 4 other selected tracks. The data CD includes files cataloged on the archive between 27 May 1997 and 01 Sep 1997. The price for Volume 2 is a bit higher than Volume 1 (because of the audio CD). -=- CD MINDTRAP E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org WEB Page http://www.trakked.com Released August 1998 Basically there is 61 minutes of music on the CD with 14 songs by Nitro and one by Teque. All for $12. -=- CD OPPORTUNITY E-mail email@example.com WEB Page http://www.kosmic.org/area51 http://www.scoperecords.bubis.com Released Fall 1998? Area 51 in association with Scope Records (Germany) will be releasing a CD compilation featuring music from such scene notables as Purple Motion, Vivid, Skaven, Wave and more. Check the web pages for details. -=- CD PARALLEL DIMENSIONS E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org WEB Page http://www.traxinspace.com Released 1997? This double CD has been postponed indefinitely even though all the music has been selected. If released it will contain music from Mysterium Leviathan, Siren, Necros, Stalker, DJ Tek, and several others. Landslide and Nebula are producing this CD but a lack of funds is holding up the production line. -=- CD PHYSIOLOGY "STRANGE WORLD" Contact LizardKing Gustav Grefberg Duvhoksv. 25 85651 Sundsvall Sweden Released 1994 Gustav's "Strange World" has a professional look, sound, and feel to it. The famous "Clastrophobia" song is on this CD and sounds much better than the original MOD. I can highly recommend this CD to those who enjoy LizardKing's "dos pop" tunes. The CD is priced around $15 not including shipping however do contact Gustav for exact pricing. Mr. LizardKing has also released a couple tapes which several people have recommended to me. I have yet to find an E-mail or web page for Gustav's releases so obtaining any of his music might prove a daunting task. The postal address above was correct in 1994! Good luck. -=- CDs SHADES (1991) TO BE ON TOP (1992) RAINBOWS (1994) SOUNDFACTORY (1995) Contact PH: 49 6103 929050 FX: 49 6103 929051 Chris Huelsbeck Postfach 1321 63203 Langen Germany E-mail email@example.com WEB Page http://www.stealth.net/~ch Distributors http://www.vme.de/synsoniq http://www.gamemusic.com http://www.lynnemusic.com ($20 each) Released 1991-1995 Chris Huelsbeck, a professional game musician (see listing in Game Soundtrack section), has created quite a few CDs. The ones listed above have a few game songs and other music. Prices for the CDs vary but you can expect to pay about $20-$25 including shipping. -=- CDs SOUNDS DIGITAL BANG! TICK TICK E-mail allister_brimble@CompuServe.com WEB Page http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ allister_brimble Distributors http://www.lynnemusic.com Released 1996, 1997 Allister Brimble, who did music for Alien Breed, Project X, and many other Amiga titles, now has his masterpiece etched in glass. The Sounds Digital CD was "created using the very latest in synthesizer technology". Included on the CD are remixes of classic Amiga tracks such as Project X, Assassin and many other new and original tunes. Cost is 10 UK Pounds (around $15) postage paid. Allister's latest CD is about the creation of the universe from the big bang to the big crunch at the end of time. He is selling the new CD for 12 UK pounds. -=- CD SYNTAX TERROR E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org WEB Page http://www.zyklop.com Released 1996 Brain Teaser, the guy who did the Groovy Bytes CD, produced this professional mastered CD. Leading German composers like Keith303/RR, Bomb20, Avalanche, Masterbeat and a few other non-computer composers can be heard on this CD. The music style is mainly rave / acid / hardtrance / ambient / breakbeat. The cost is a measly $13 (plus postage). -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- GAME SOUNDTRACK CDS I've added this new section dedicated to GAME SOUNDTRACKS, otherwise know as GAME MUSIC, since some scene musicians do go on to write music for games. Eventually some of the people we heard so much about will have some of their music in a game we recognize. Perhaps, their music will be released on a soundtrack. Bjorn Lynne, and Chris Hlsbeck are a couple of the demo scene's musicians who are creating game music full time. For those interested in mainstream game soundtracks I recommend checking out http://www.the-place.com and http://www.gamemusic.com for a wide variety of video game and related soundtracks. CDs APIDYA SOUNDTRACK (1992) TURRICAN SOUNDTRACK (1993) TUNNEL B1 SOUNDTRACK (1997) EXTREME ASSULT SOUNDTRACK (1998) E-mail email@example.com (Chris Huelsbeck) WEB Page http://www.stealth.net/~ch Distributors http://www.vme.de/synsoniq http://www.gamemusic.com http://www.lynnemusic.com ($20 each) Released 1992-1998 Chris Huelsbeck, an once veteran C64 soundtracker, can now be found writing professional game music. In fact, he wrote the music for Turrican, Jinks, Monkey Island, and R-Type just to name a few. The prices for the above CDs range from $16.35 to $20.94 based on a German Mark to US Dollar conversion. This price excludes shipping. Chris's latest CD's are the game soundtracks from Tunnel B1 and Extreme Assult. -=- CD ATLANTIS E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org WEB Page http://www.mygale.org/06/esteban Distributor http://www.shooting-star.com Released July 1997 The Atlantis, a Cyro game, music is composed by Stephane Picq and Pierre Esteve. It is a double CD Extra (contains music and data) and is available for about $26. -=- CD DUNE SPICE OPERA BY EXXOS E-mail email@example.com WEB Page http://www.mygale.org/06/esteban Released Unknown (1993?) Remember the game DUNE? It came out in 1992 and was a decent game for the time. This CD (originally released under the Virgin Records label) is currently out of print. However, Stephane, who also did the LOST EDEN soundtrack, say he may have the CD repressed if enough interest is expressed. I've been trying to get a copy (even on tape) since early 1997. Stephane has told me a few songs from this CD are being remastered and released on a Shooting Star's MMM1 compilation. -=- CDs LOST EDEN RIVERWORLD E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org WEB Page http://www.mygale.org/06/esteban Distributor http://www.shooting-star.com Released June 1997, August 1998 After about a year of waiting Stephane Picq finally released his LOST EDEN CD which is the soundtrack of the game plus an extra track or two. The CD contains 13 audio songs and a CD-ROM track with pictures, video and other info on other CDs distributed by Shooting Star. Check out Stephane's web page for audio clips. Stephane also created the DUNE game soundtrack and released a CD which has since sold out. Be sure to bug him about a re releasing this DUNE soundtrack. Being in the US this CD cost me $22 ppd. RIVERWORLD is describes as music from stone-age to cyber erae. Mixing synths sounds with ethnic instruments, trip-hop rhythms and african percussions with techno-ambient, Riverworld tries to anticipates the multi-ethnic culture of the future. A kind of "sonic snapshot" of our planet, taken from a distant sputnik. If it sounds interesting then check out the samples on the web page. -=- CDS PROJECT X2 SOUNDTRACK (1996) WORMS 2 SOUNDTRACK (Nov. 1997) E-mail email@example.com WEB Page http://www.lynnemusic.com Released 1996, 1997 Bjorn Lynne, aka Dr. Awesome, works for a UK software game company called TEAM 17. He spends most of his days creating game music so it is only natural that he released a few GAME soundtracks. This is above and beyond the several synth-rock CDs he has already created. Bjorn's latest game CD is the WORMS 2 Soundtrack.
- Dan Wright