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Larger than Life   [2005]

Larger than Life Released by :
Blues Muz', SHAPE

Release Date :
6 August 2005

Type :
C64 Music Collection

AKA :
LTL

Released At :
LCP 2005

User rating:**********  9.6/10 (16 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.8/10 (9 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Kjell Nordbo
Music .... Ben Daglish
  Kjell Nordbo
Graphics .... Kjell Nordbo
Design .... Kjell Nordbo
Charset .... Kjell Nordbo


SIDs used in this release :
Larger than Life(/MUSICIANS/B/Blues_Muz/Nordboe_Kjell/Larger_than_Life.sid)
Larger than Life (intro)(/MUSICIANS/B/Blues_Muz/Nordboe_Kjell/Larger_than_Life_intro.sid)
The Vikings(/MUSICIANS/D/Daglish_Ben/Vikings.sid)

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/7466/LTL_incl_Kjells_Note.zip (downloads: 1979)
ftp://ftp.scs-trc.net/pub/c64/Party/2005/LCP/Larger_than_Life.zip (downloads: 680)

Look for downloads on external sites:
 Pokefinder.org


User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 7 April 2013
RIP Kjell.
User Comment
Submitted by DRAX on 7 April 2013
Delusion is such a perfect composition :)
User Comment
Submitted by Frantic on 12 December 2012
Had a go at this one today again. It is such an awesome creation. Delusion! (tune 15)
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 21 August 2010
this release is one of the few things that really makes me sad at times. kjell made some of the most fantastic sid tunes ever. thanks for that.
User Comment
Submitted by abaddon on 21 August 2010
@NecroPolo, that sums it up perfectly.
User Comment
Submitted by NecroPolo on 29 April 2010
@Sixx: A good match, indeed.

Really sad ending of Kjell's story. Sorry to hear about that. An exceptional musical talent was lost that day.

I don't know anything about him as a person, and I don't pretend it. I was out of the scene between '94 and 2009 so I met his works just recently, but I know that there is a depth of awesomeness where you can't go with "just" being talented. Sometimes there is some dark fuel that is both blessing and curse. I've seen similar sad stories, seen collapsing shockingly talented people who were brilliant way beyond imagination. Another scene, another time.

If tune titles and music content are solidly linked, his struggle with himself and against the strong magnetic pull of darkness must have filled up his music with either odd, scary and beautiful emotions, imaginery places where no one walked before. Diving inside deeper and deeper, to the point of no return. Clearly, this collection is his own digital epitaph, the way as he wanted to be remembered. All possible and not possible sides of SID music is here, in one file, on the highest possible level that turns the light on but is out of reach (at least, for my limitations).

Rest In Peace fellow musician Kjell Nordbo, one of the greates minds who ever composed on SID.
User Comment
Submitted by -$iXX!- on 9 February 2010
Everyday for some years now i end my evenings listening to Kjell... And Slayer ofcourse.
User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 7 November 2009
Try running it (with run, not auto-start) a couple of times, it changes colour scheme.
User Comment
Submitted by da1ezy on 7 November 2009
what's up with the colors in the screenshot?
the background is black not blue, the box in the middle is grey instead of brown and the font is black with flashing blue instead of the yellow you see above. has my vic chip gone bonkers or are there different versions out?
User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 18 April 2008
@rambones: To quote Kjell; It takes about 4 cups of coffee before that tune restarts. :)
User Comment
Submitted by SIDWAVE on 18 April 2008
I knew that Kjell was a genius, but tune 15 beats all other SIDs combined!! around 20 minutes of music in that tune, and its the most complex I ever heard on SID!
User Comment
Submitted by Radiant on 18 April 2008
What a legacy he left. The quality of the music is astounding.
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 17 April 2008
Sid ripped and sent for hvsc update.
Actually is was already one big (50k) sid with 16 subtunes, separating them would be a hard work =)
User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 17 April 2008
These still need to be ripped for HVSC, preferably as on big file since that's how Kjell wanted it.
User Comment
Submitted by Gargaj on 6 January 2006
That intro picture was possibly the most morbid and shocking things I ever saw...
User Comment
Submitted by silpheed on 14 August 2005
Has anybody ripped the sids yet?

A quick search at HVSC yeilds nothing.

I am missing the final piece.
User Comment
Submitted by hollowman on 11 August 2005
the intro and interface is so beautiful and some of the tunes are among the best i've heard by kjell
User Comment
Submitted by Jazzcat on 10 August 2005
This demo has made me sad. His last C64 production showed his struggle in real life. What a loss to the scene. For some reason Kjell's disks were always errored (the post office?) and converting his productions could be a struggle at times. Glad to see this one make it to the internet and entertain us all in the unique way that only Kjell could entertain us in.

User Comment
Submitted by SIDWAVE on 10 August 2005
What a musicality! what a great loss..
Kjell has left a big mark on our ears over the years, and this is possibly his best!
User Comment
Submitted by mathman on 10 August 2005
it seems like this one won't run without having a cartridge inserted.
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