About

Hi there. I'm moonove, a french musician. I've been part of some famous "demoscene" groups from early 90's to the late 2000's. I was a member of Eko (Atari ST/Falcon), Bomb! (PC), Level D (PC), Nomad (PC), Ribbon (PC), Scoopex (Amiga)... and many others. I mostly used the Atari ST the Commodore Amiga and the PC to make soundtracking music. I used different nicknames like Djam or Keio. Moonove is my nickname since 2001.

Biography

I started playing the piano in 1984 when I was at schoolboy. I then learnt guitar at the college and took some singing lessons a few years later.

Back in 1985 i had an Atari 520 Stf but i had to wait the early 90’s to start using Ultimate Soundtracker on an Atari 1040 STe. I then later gave a chance to Screamtracker 3 on PC but finally ended up on Fasttracker 2 for which i bought a Gravis ultrasound (the best soundcard at the moment).

My demoscene career started in 1992 when i met Maxx-out (Replicants/Mad Vision) and E.T at the university to participate to the very first Atari Falcon dentro '36.000 Dots'. I remember that as "Atari official developpers" we had a chance to get a Falcon before it was even distributed in France. We sent this dentro to Atari who decided to integrate it in the Falcon France "starter pack". The group was named “No Way” which quickly became EKO - Extremely Kriminal Organization or Kreative it depends who you talk to 😀.

EKO released 4 demos and a videogame that really made French Atari Falcon demoscene history.

I also created some musics for 3 videogames "H20", “Moonspeeder aka Moongames” a space race and “Kaan the Barbarian”.

You can get more information about Eko's productions here

Unfortunately, in the following years the Atari Falcon slowly declined in the demoscene and in the market in favor to the Commodore Amiga. Most of the demoscene moved to this new platform, I then bought an Amiga 1200 in 1993 and started using Protracker. I was still making music for established demogroups but also for newcomers.

I then moved to the PC demoscene in 1994 with Fastracker and quickly Fasttracker 2. I remember reaching the #1st place at the fast music compo at the “Wired 96” demoparty held in Belgium.

From 1996 to 2000 i created with some of my close friends, Alexel and Wataru, “Sunlikamelo-d” netlabel. I was also driving with my friend Knos “noerror.org”. A demoscene / netlabels music news website. I was also part of the organisation of the "LTP" and the "State of the Arts" demoparties.

Retired now, but still involved in the demoscene, i still make music and i keep an eye on it.

I especially like remixing some demos or videogames music. You can check this out on my YouTube channel or browsing my music archive.

Other projects

  • Part of the “Demovibes Live” event with his pal Willbe. I played at the VIP, The Main Party and Demo in Paris 3.
  • For the “Demo in Paris 2” i gave a speech regarding the story of the music in the demoscene.
  • With my friend Knos we lead “noerror.org” a demoscene/netlbal music news webportal.
  • I was part of the “French Collective”. A gather of French demoscene musicians (Med, Alkama, Oxbow, Alexel, GiovanniB, Willbe, Kaneel, Maf, ChrisCB).

Appearances

I participated to numerous demoparties and these ones i've played live

External links

Ressources

Demos

Atari Falcon

PC

Web

Videogames

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