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.
Skurk and Curt Cool went to Kindergarden 2009 in Oslo. The atmosphere was nice, the bonfire was crackling, the beers (etc.) were cold – and we weren’t even freezing. Greetings to our friends there. There was also a release from us, of which a final version will be out real soon – it will be announced right here – as well as on pouet and Bitworld. Curt also released an old tune … Zzzzz … Well … Kindergarden was a nice party which we might want to visit again sometime, if that sometime allows.
…but now we are back.
Obviously Saudi Arabian haxxors are leading the crusade against disrespectful attitudes towards religion, ideology and pretty much everything else, so it comes as no surprise that our site is the target of the attack.
Don’t worry guys. We will try not to think any more, and certainly never mean or insult anything or anybody. Ever. Again. You really got to us, where it hurt. “Oh! The pain!”
I am happy to announce that DEPTH have released COOLISM – a chippack featuring music by Curt Cool, code by Skurk and graphics by Sprocket, made to celebrate the 15th jubilee of our first release, Cooltunes, from way back in spring 1994. It should work on all Amigas and UAE configurations and can be obtained right here. Enjoy!!!
Better late than never – Curt Cool was at Breakpoint ’09 and competed in three music compos, with no notable results – which makes certain facts and conclusions spring to mind – the thing is, it seems nobody really cares about the music competititions at Breakpoint, which is probably due to the quite low quality of the selection of tunes – or that the scene audience have completely revolved into people who mainly care for boring and unvaried variants of techno, drum’n’base etc. Still, music compos have always been a strange thing but the Breakpoint policy of not allowing competing musicians in the preselection juries probably keeps some competent people out of them – and that actually matters since only about a quarter or a fifth of the party visitors actually vote in the music competitions. Friend voting matters too I guess…
On a lighter note, it was great to meet the usual suspects, drink (more than) a few great German beers and generally enjoy oneself. Demowatching is best with your PANTS DOWN. Stay in awesome – don’t join tired!