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TCTD Interview with AY-Riders’ Yerzmyey pt2

This is part 2 of an interview with AY Rider, Yerzmyey. Please look here for part 1.

LB – I think my favorite release of yours was FREAKuencies on 8BP but I like Interphase on DWD a lot too. Which of your own releases do you like most and why?

Y – Actually I don’t like very much my own music. If You ask me about music, I simply prefer AY-RIDERS’ albums. It’s good to gather a bunch of various people to get various and diverse album(s). Then it gets much more interesting. As for myself, I mostly try to fight with the AY’s limitations. :) It’s damn hard to force it to generate some _interesting_ synthethesized sound. All we get is only square waves or some acid noises. In contrast to the Atari ST, we use only original hardware posibilities or AY/YM chip, so the work is harder. Anyway, if You want to listen to good ZX Spectrum music, then don’t listen to my crap but go quickly and download AY-RIDERS albums. :)

LB – What inspired you to start writing music? Was is a particular song or game or person?

Y – Hmmmmm. From the music side in general, probably it was electronic music. Marek Bilinski’s art creativity or KOTO’s stuff… Also Vangelis, Jarre, Kraftwerk… Hm. From the game-music side, it was ZX Spectrum stuff, like “Agent-X”, “Chronos” or “Raw Recruit”. Generally – all the incredible stuff from Tim Follin. We used to say that they’re NOT games with musix but – musix with some games attached :)musix with some games attached.  And for demo-scene inspirations, surely it was Ziutek from ‘Ethanol Soft Inc’ group, as well as Hacker Kicia (with his demo songs for SoundTracker 1.1 ZX AY editor).demo-songs

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Atari ST • Chipmusic

SNDH Atari ST YM2149 collection v3.1 released

103 new or fixed SNDH files (156 tunes).
It’s Outline again!

So once again a couple of months before the party
my D-Bug activities take a back seat and music
ripping comes to the fore!

Again it’s a real mixed bag with all the tunes
from the recent 20 year old STE demo and the
show stopping tunes from last years Checkpoint
demo.

We still like to throw a spanner in the works
so I’ve started ripping ancient tunes from
Automation menus 1-30, I’m sure you’ll look
forward to these!

There’s also a rare Mad Max tune featuring
one of his early digi-drum tunes. Speaking
of Mad Max expect some very rare unreleased
stuff soon as well!

Thanks must go to those musicians who keep us
up to date with their work, so big thanks to
Cerror, 505 and Ultrasyd!

Check out their Forum

via SNDH Atari ST YM2149 collection.

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