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An Interview with Allister Brimble

12/06/2001

by Neil Carr

Allister Brimble a musician i recall well from the days of the c64. However i was suprised to hear than he wasn't has active as i thought. He came into his own on the Amiga and to this very day still composes music for the Gaming industry.

Amiga Power: The Album With Attitude live on Kickstarter

29/03/2019

A Kickstarter campaign to create a new album of Amiga game music remixes, all of them connected with classic '90s magazine Amiga Power, is now live.

 

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Journalist and long-standing AP fan Matthew Smith – not the Manic Miner creator – is seeking funding to create Amiga Power: The Album With Attitude, a double-CD collection of more than 30 brand new remixes inspired by the magazine. The first disc will feature tracks based on tunes personally selected by former AP contributors, while the second disc will contain tracks based on games and demos given away on the mag's coverdisks over the years.

 

A whole host of star musicians are involved with the project, including Andrew Barnabas, Allister Brimble, Mike Clarke, Fabian Del Priore, Olof Gustafsson, Jogeir Liljedahl, Joi, Jon Hare, Chris Huelsbeck, Barry Leitch, Patrick Nevian, Jason Page, Instant Remedy, Matthias Steinwachs, Jeroen Tel and Tim Wright.

 

Among the tracks set for inclusion are pieces from Apidya, Banshee, Blob, Cannon Fodder, The Chaos Engine, Fantasy World Dizzy, Fire & Ice, Gloom, Harlequin, Hired Guns, Jetstrike, Lotus Turbo Challenge 2, No Second Prize, Pinball Fantasies, Sensible World Of Soccer, Shadow Fighter, Speedball 2 and Stardust, plus many more.

 

The album will also include a deluxe liner notes booklet containing more than 80 pages of facts, song lyrics, exclusive artwork and written contributions from the AP team.

 

If you want to grab a copy for yourself (in physical or digital form), along with a variety of bonus rewards, you can support the Kickstarter campaign here: apkickstarter.com

"Paula Agnus Denise" Amiga game music album released

11/05/2013

Dutch record label 010101 Music has released a compilation album titled Paula Agnus Denise featuring music from Amiga games.

The album includes a total of 19 tracks which are either remastered, studio versions or remixes of Amiga game music, with five of the recordings being previously unreleased.

The new recordings include new remixes by Tim Wright (Shadow of the Beast 2 & 3) and Fabian Del Priore (Apidya) a new studio version of the Speedball 2 theme and an acoustic recording of the Agony theme.

 

Available on CD, download and streaming formats.

Remixer of the Year Awards 2012

20/03/2013

The Remixer of the Year Awards 2012 awards show was aired by the SLAY Radio staff on SLAY Radio and SceneSat Radio, February 23rd 2013.

Mordi, was the big winner of 2012, who won the main price Remixer Of The Year for the 3rd time, and also scoring the top positions for Best c64 with "Tristesse" and Best Amiga Remix "The Great Bath of the Seven Seas".

The first award of the night went to Xerxes as best newcomer for his remix of RSI Megademo - Ba1..

Daxx and Allister Brimble unbelievably shared the crown for Best Veteran with 100 points each, with Peter W following at #2 VERY closely with a score of 99 points. This is double tragic since he missed the top position for best c64 remix by one point, too.

Mattias Bergsten (fnordpojk) was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his numerous contributions to the scene and his vital tech knowledge and support to the scene radio stations.

 

ROTY - Remixer Of The Year 2012

23/02/2013

The Remixer of the Year Awards 2012 awards show was aired by the SLAY Radio staff on SLAY Radio and SceneSat Radio, February 23rd 2013.

Mordi, was the big winner of 2012, who won the main price Remixer Of The Year for the 3rd time, and also scoring the top positions for Best c64 with "Tristesse" and Best Amiga Remix "The Great Bath of the Seven Seas".

The first award of the night went to Xerxes as best newcomer for his remix of RSI Megademo - Ba1..

Daxx and Allister Brimble unbelievably shared the crown for Best Veteran with 100 points each, with Peter W following at #2 VERY closely with a score of 99 points. This is double tragic since he missed the top position for best c64 remix by one point, too.

Mattias Bergsten (fnordpojk) was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his numerous contributions to the scene and his vital tech knowledge and support to the scene radio stations.

BitJam podcast #136 - the "Immortal" edition

16/08/2011

Amiga game music fans may want to check out BitJam podcast #136 - this edition was produced in close collaboration with the creators of the acclaimed Immortal CD series. The idea behind the Immortal project is to release great soundtracks from games released for the Commodore Amiga on CD - newly arranged and recorded in the studio, with the original artists involved whenever possible. Composers like Chris Hülsbeck, Allister Brimble, Barry Leitch, Jochen Hippel, Tim Wright and many others contributed exclusive tracks in the past. BitJam podcast #136 features 79+ minutes of music from all of the Immortal CDs, including two full tracks from the brand-new Immortal 4 album and a special bonus track by Tim Wright of Psygnosis fame. Enjoy cult classics like Lotus Turbo Challenge 2, Battle Squadron, Pinball Fantasies, Alien Breed, Turrican 3, Gods, Speedball 2, Agony, or Cannon Fodder in this epic megamix!

"Immortal 4" album producers looking for talented arrangers

08/07/2009

Jan Zottmann, executive producer of the acclaimed Immortal series of CDs featuring arranged music from games released for the Commodore Amiga, and composer Jolyon Myers are looking for a talented arranger to work on a CD version of the music from the Amiga version of Final Fight. The game was more or less a direct conversion of Capcom's arcade classic, but it featured an entirely different score written by Myers. You can download this music from or listen to it on Youtube.

Jan says: This is your chance to become a member of the ‘Immortal’ team and publish your arrangement of ‘Final Fight’ on an album that features musicians such as Chris Huelsbeck, Andrew Barnabas, Allister Brimble, and many others. Participating artists are free to choose the style of the arrangement on their own, the final track should have a running time of at least 4 minutes though. Demos should be submitted in mp3 format to jzottmann(at)synsoniq.com no later than August 31. Jolyon Myers will personally select the best entry (and eventually give some input for the production of the final version which has to be submitted late September / early October 2009). Runner-ups will receive a credit in the CD booklet as well as a free copy of the Immortal 4 album. There will also be an opportunity to present these arrangements on the AmigaRemix platform.

Jolyon says: It's an honor that the Final Fight theme has been chosen for placement on the latest ’Immortal’ CD as Jan has always brought together really talented musicians to re-create fantastic blasts from the past in a new and innovative way. I can’t wait to hear what you guys do with this track and hopefully it will be you that gets your remix on the disc!

Two exciting new Amiga CD projects on the horizon...

23/01/2009After years of absence from the remixing scene, Instant Remedy is finally ready to give the fans a second injection of his all-healing dance beats, this time in the shape of a remix album concentrating on the Commodore Amiga: many of the popular and big titles from the 16-bit era will be included and of course rendered into booty-shaking, dance-friendly versions with that instantly recognizable IR trademark sound. The tracklisting of the CD is still a secret, but tunes like Project X or Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 are destined to be included - and what kind of Amiga album would possibly be complete without music by Hülsbeck and Hippel?

Instant Remedy began his remixing career a decade ago and quickly became known as a dance remix whiz when his takes on Commando, Last Ninja, or Comic Bakery were released. The enthusiastic feedback he received from listeners soon led to the production of a proper SID remix album published by C64Audio.com in 2002 (now sold out, but available as a digital download from www.c64audio.com).

Says Martin (aka Instant Remedy): I have thought about making Amiga remixes for quite a while, but was never able to get myself to begin. They are quite different from SID remixes since you have a second dimension to cover: the samples technology available on the 16-bit computer. Amiga tunes get their special sound and atmosphere by using samples on top of the melody to describe the music. My vision is to stay true to the original compositions but within the boundaries of a dance style remix. And it really feels good to be back…


It has also been revealed that a fourth (and possibly final) album in the acclaimed Immortal series is currently being worked on. Created by Portuguese Ruben Monteiro back in 1997, the idea behind the Immortal project is to have popular tunes from Commodore Amiga games arranged for CD by the original composers whenever possible. Artists like Allister Brimble, Chris Hülsbeck, Andrew Barnabas, Tim Wright, Jason Page or the late Richard Joseph have contributed exclusive studio versions of their game soundtracks in the past. The most recent volume was released in 2006 and featured over 150 minutes of music from 35 Amiga titles.

Says executive producer Jan Zottmann: I think I have been talking about the fourth album on a number of occasions already, but it was never announced properly. So here you finally have it… we’re working on it, and it is going to be a massive double CD set once again! The list of contributors includes a number of familiar faces, but also some composers who are new to the series, for instance Jean Baudlot, Mark Knight or Raymond Usher.

Special Guests lineup at the Symphonic Games Concert

24/05/2007

Starting off the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany on the 22nd of August, there will be a Symphonic Games Music Concert featuring symphonic renditions of game soundtracks such as StarCraft, Final Fantasy XI, Stranglehold, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Turrican 2 as well as medleys of C64- and Amiga-tunes.

The Amiga-medley will also have a rendition of music from the Pinball games and the author Olof Gustafsson will join the other special guests Allister Brimble, Chris Huelsbeck, Tilman Sillescu and Yuzo Koshiro to sign albums and enjoy hearing their music played live by a massive orchestra.

400 Page Lexicon about games history

16/04/2003A lexicon (400 pages) about video games has been published in German language now. It includes info about the Merregnon" - project (Merregnon 1 and Merregnon 2). In addition to this, you reportedly can find details about a few composers, such as Andy Brick, Fabian Del Priore, Allister Brimble, Jochen Hippel, Rudolf Stember and Chris Huelsbeck.
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