Okay, so none of us actually made it to this awesome party (for childish reasons as in “we are old enough to make babies and babies are not old enough to stay at home on their own”), but our good friend Mr. Corial/the super-active and acclaimed FOCUS DESIGN still wanted to make sure that the 64k Intro competition would take place, so he released “20 Years of Protracking” which made it to third place in the competition. Also, this update should have been along months ago. I used to mail-swap faster than I post on this (or indeed any?) site.
Watch out for the 20 year jubilee of our group, something will happen. Really. We might just fart synchronously. All of us. At the same time. That’s what synchronously means. Really.
TRSAC is known to be one of the friendliest demoparties on earth, and this year was no exception. Curt Cool was around and released some quickly tracked music resulting in the obligatory bronze duck. Presence was also around. Along with our good friends in Loonies, Focus Design, Powerline, TBC, Moods Plateau, Mirror, Fnuque, DUB, Darklite, po-RNO, Haujobb and needless to say in this delayed partyscroller, everyone we forgot.
Curt Cool was the not-quite-lonely soul visiting Ze Deutchen Easter (Oyster) party in Saarbrücken – oh yes, theze germans keep moving the party further and further away from Denmark. You bastards. Or something.
This also ment the release of the traditional Depth (&Focus Design) 64kb filler entry, this year entitled “Freeloader“. Thanks to Corial – unfortunately no prize since there were actually more than three entries in the 64kb Amiga intro competition, thus obseoleting the meaning of the filler entry. Also, Curt Cool released about two music entries, of which, most memorably, “Revisiting the 90s” reached 5th place in the tracked music competition.
On a personal level, Curt sez “super-awesome to meet all of you guys (for some of you: Again might be appropriate) – Kötzritzer rulzt!” (and that’s a beer which Mr. Cool bought and drank/gave away a crate of, should anyone be in doubt).
On the subject of the future, it is most definitely coming ’round, mainly all of the time, and it might among other things contain releases, or at least we receive interplanetary telegrams of such information. And bollocks. Mainly that, in fact.
Curt Cool and Presence went to TRSAC in Århus (no not “Aarhus”, that’s for lamerz) along with a whole bundle of other sceners, and boy-o-boy did we have fun or what? We are sure that drunk organizers do a better job, and we are also sure that this may be the most friendly party we have ever attended.
The dear Mr. Cool released two tracks there but was not exactly catching the taste of the public (read: Dubstep or techo of sorts). Still, his tracks, Bobstep and Too Scared to Care can be downloaded at seasoned ftp mirrors (as in scene.org) around the globe.
Presence is also a member of Fnuque who actually releases something from time to time (as in “quite often”), mainly on WinDoesNotCompute-based platforms. They also released some stuff at TRSAC. And did swell.
Synergies developed at TRSAC, and so, Curt was asked to do a quick track for Focus Design for the demo Boost which won at GREP Brown. As he joined Hoaxers earlier this year, he also contributed to the the c64-demo Naked Grinder with no less than two SIDs. This demo was released at Kindergarden 2011 at the same weekend as GREP Brown.
Now, we will sit back in the good oldskool nineties lamer fashion for a while. And then some. See you, whoever you are.
TRSAC is right around the corner, and it seems that Curt Cool and Presence will be going to Århus once again to drink, party and maybe release some music, demos, … You name it, we (ain’t?) got it – well, never mind, as long as they serve duck for dinner, eh? Preferably wrapped in bacon which is probably what could be an intriguing thing to do to the braindead kids who keeps on lurking until we forget to update WordPress, then hack this peace-loving, unsuspecting website.
Earlier this summer, in August, Curt Cool visited Little Computer People in Lund, Sweden (yeah, it’s just across the bridge you know and released no less than one chipmodule, which came second in the tracked music competition (yes, the link is a download link for the compo entries). He also joined the group Hoaxers with Sprocket and Skurk in doing demos for the good ol’ C64 – so there could be some Curt Cool SIDs in future demos from Hoaxers.
Speaking of Skurk, he also released another one of those Amiga ECS 256 bytes intros, this time simply called 256-byte scroller. N-Joy. Or don’t. But don’t expect a prize if you don’t. Unless that prize is a great big kick in the bollocks.
And lastly, thanks for a nice ONSDAGS-MEKKA last wednesday to all you old farts – you know who you are.
Wow! Clear the front page! Activity! Madness! AMIGAAAAAA!
No really, this should probably have been written a while ago, but neverthless, some stuff was released: First, we have the intro “Conqueror“, which was released at Revision 2011 – thanks to Corial/Focus Design for using Curt Cool’s music and attaching a Depth logo to his annual compo-filler.
Also, our fine coder Skurk has been a busy fellow, releasing no less than two micro-small intros, “Interferencing” (512 bytes in late May) and “Circus” (256 bytes in mid-july). Excellent work, you bad bad BAD man.
Also, Skurk visited Solskogen 2011 – but no releases there, though this editor guesses he met the usual crowd of drunken lunatics from Scandinavia and generally had a brill time …
Curt Cool and Presence attended TRSAC 2010 in Aarhus, Denmark. The party was a success – and filled with drunk sceners and organizers with their pants off (at least during demowatching) who neverthless managed to make it all click and fit together without suddenly going BOOOMM! We co-operated with Focus Design on the Amiga AGA 64k intro called “Rotek” – featuring code by Corial and Optima/FD, graphics by Ib and music by Curt Cool -and came 3rd in the compo which also included PC entries. Curt Cool also competed in some music compos – coming 4th and last in the oldschool music compo with “Amfetamine Fraggle” and 2nd in the 16k executable music compo with “Making My Own Clone“. Greetings to everyone there – hope to be seeing you next year!
Once again, some of us (namely Presence, Cytron & Curt Cool) took a (long) trip to Bingen am Rhein, Germany. Some on the Danish Onion Bustrip, which was long and filled with noisy Adonis and Steel on the way down and shabby ninja movies (amongst others) on the way home. Naturally, we took our pants off as Danes are supposed to do during demowatching, had a good time with German beer (and plenty of friends by the bonfire and generally enjoyed ourselves. Curt Cool also released a few tunes – which came 11th in 4ch music and 7th in oldschool executable music. Tunes can be found at the Breakpoint website. Thanks friends for an excellent time!
Okay, the above is in Danish, but it’s there to mention that at the end of March, some of the Depth crew decided to meet up and do whatever for the first time in a few years … Amiga’s were present … And so were Gizmoduck (the host), Bakerman, hund., Quedax, Nightsight, Folcka and Curt Cool. Some even had the courage to bring their girlfriend… And it doesn’t seem like they split so far, which means that our behaviour may have sadly improved over the years …
Yeah, what indeed. Thinking? THINKING??? Well, someone obviously was thinking something – this may come as a surprise to the world, but we do occasionally think, and sometimes, we mediate our thoughts on oldschool computers. So, this is the final version of “What the Hell Was I Thinking?” which came 5th in the combined demo competition at Kindergarden. Enjoy.