8-bit music is dead

[…]I (myself not beeing a Wagner pro) think that Wagner would be quite amused about the synthesizer sounds of Manowar, which sound like they are produced on a 5 year old Yamaha device […]

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Yepp, you recognized it. I am definetly to lazy to translate the whole previous (German only) posting. Therefore I decided to only pick out a quote of mine, which is quite a good transition. A great sound pioneer, Richard Joseph has passed away. I’m quite sure, that hardly anyone knew this name before this post, me neither. More important than remembering his name only, is thinking and listening to his tremendous art, as he was a composer. In addition he achieved groundbreaking advances in music and sound technology (like including „real voices“ in Mega Lo Mania).

But instead of only praising his work, I think people should know on which games Richard has worked on. According to Mirsoft amongst others these are :

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King of Kings of Gods of War of Metal of Synthesizers of Steel!

Nachdem ich ja schon im Januar das ach so „geheime“ Cover der neuen Manowar CD Gods Of War aufgedeckt hatte, werde ich jetzt auf das (leidige) Thema Manowar zurückkommen.

Manowar - Gods Of War CD CoverAm vergangenen Freitag (23.02.2007) war ich zwecks musikalischer Beschallung im Bremer Tivoli um mir dort das Break The Barriers Festival zu Gemüte zu führen. Für sagenumwobene 21 Euronen Eintritt war es möglich dort Eternal Reign, Victory, Mob Rules und Masterplan zu hören. Wobei ich hier für all diejenigen, die nicht anwesend waren sagen muss, dass hören im Falle von Masterplan übertrieben ist. Das Schlagzeug und ein wenig vom Bass war akustisch differenzierbar. Gesang, Gitarre und sonstiges musikalisches Equipment ist wegen des schlechten Tons einfach untergegangen. Dies könnte auch erklären, warum Masterplan die Halle fast leer spielten (jedenfalls solange ich noch anwesend war).

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Kingdom of Steel revealed

Well, my first posting for this new year is all about music. This time I am trying to make it short: Manowar are going to release their brand new album Gods of War on the 23rd of February in Germany. For all those who are interested, there was a snapshot of the upcoming cover released, Read more about Kingdom of Steel revealed[…]