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Star Flake   [2006]

Star Flake Released by :
Maniacs of Noise [web]

Release Date :
22 January 2006

Type :
C64 Music Collection

Website :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6g0nBiZSU8

User rating:*********_  9.3/10 (32 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.6/10 (22 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Clarence of Chorus
Music .... Drax of Bonzai, Crest, Maniacs of Noise, Vibrants
Graphics .... Clarence of Chorus
Design .... Drax of Bonzai, Crest, Maniacs of Noise, Vibrants
Text .... Drax of Bonzai, Crest, Maniacs of Noise, Vibrants


SIDs used in this release :
Expectations(/MUSICIANS/D/DRAX/Expectations.sid)
Hypersensational(/MUSICIANS/D/DRAX/Hypersensational.sid)
Resolution(/MUSICIANS/D/DRAX/Resolution.sid)
Slave(/MUSICIANS/D/DRAX/Slave.sid)
Star Flake(/MUSICIANS/D/DRAX/Star_Flake.sid)

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/15028/starflake.zip (downloads: 2976)
ftp://ftp.scs-trc.net/pub/c64/Demos/pal/m/Maniacs_of_Noise/Star_Flake.zip (downloads: 602)

Look for downloads on external sites:
 Pokefinder.org


User Comment
Submitted by Stinsen on 11 October 2012
Well I guess no one can be blamed for not listening through all the extensive back catalogue of DRAX, this one had slipped me until now. :) "Star Flake" is really atmospheric and amazing with a crazy depth on the lead. Please provide more DRAX magic! ;)
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Submitted by DRAX on 20 April 2011
Thanks... The idea is actually pretty old... from the early 90's... I have some screen done by Mick of Visual Reality somewhere...
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 18 January 2011
This is without doubt my favourite Music GUI on C64. The music's pretty good too!
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Submitted by Linus on 19 October 2009
Star Flake is definitely my favourite DRAX tune. That says a lot :)
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Submitted by DRAX on 18 October 2009
hehe, thanks guys :D
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Submitted by psych858o on 18 October 2009
Indeed! We want more !! Star Flake - one of the best tunes ever !
User Comment
Submitted by abaddon on 18 October 2009
Yes, we want more!
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Submitted by tempest on 13 September 2007
Now a sequel, please =)
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Submitted by Steppe on 11 August 2007
Absolutely great stuff, been listening to it again that evening. Especially Star Flake and Resolution send shivers down my spine. Onkel Drax, you're among the very few people on this planet able to create these timeless melancholic melodies that I can close my eyes to and drift away on a magic carpet of pictures evoked by your music.
User Comment
Submitted by DRAX on 25 September 2006
Hehe, thanks alot Jaily... These positive words warms... I am glad you noticed the mood ;) ... I am trying to put alot of effort in creating the mood I am in when I am doing the music... actually I think it's more an unconscious thing... Thanks alot again...
User Comment
Submitted by Jailbird on 9 September 2006
Jesus friggin Christ, I missed it too, what the heck happened?! Bad propaganda I guess, much aggresive advertizing next time, please! =)

And now here comes the asslicking... =P

Oh man, these songs are überamazing, but I especially dig Expectations...
Already listening to the collection for a couple of hours as it really gives me the chilled out, good mood for work! Also a topless hula-dancer girly goes to Clarence for the smooth codework!

But Drax, you're a God, I bow infront of your greatness \:D/
User Comment
Submitted by Style on 9 September 2006
how the hell did I miss this? Awesome!
User Comment
Submitted by DRAX on 3 August 2006
Thanks alot AMB for the nice words ;)
User Comment
Submitted by AMB on 21 July 2006
Well, Im a little bit late on this, but this could be one of the best C64 music I ever heard: DRAX is a "master at work" when it comes to C64, not only SID technique, but music, modulation, inspiration. He is tellling you a history with his sounds. Big respect and total love for DRAX, despite other MON sounds or other C64 musician, this is one of THE BEST!
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Submitted by DRAX on 9 February 2006
Well, MoN is both the same and not the same - it's just like looking at the stars - you see them but they might not be out there anymore... Past is also present in the present but as a remembered past and once experienced. What is it with you and the past, Pawel? ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Ninja on 9 February 2006
Murdock: that is not much of a surprise, is it?
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Submitted by V-12 on 9 February 2006
Nice small release :) But this is not the same MON like it was in the past.
User Comment
Submitted by _V_ on 26 January 2006
Well, when you see the names DRAX for music and CLARENCE for code, you know you're getting some real quality work. Thumbps up from a happy longtime fan. ^_^
User Comment
Submitted by Clarence on 24 January 2006
Nice to read the long feedback. I felt inspired and honoured throughout working with Drax on Star Flake. Thomas put serious effort in these musics, and they indeed turned out to be magnificent pieces.
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Submitted by Olla on 24 January 2006
Top stuff!!! Love those tunes, esp.. Star Flake and Hypersensational. Keep it up bro... Also, thumbs up to Clarence for doing the demo...
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 24 January 2006
great Production, love it.

and .sid is for the weak only
User Comment
Submitted by ready. on 24 January 2006
Yes, very nice, the music and the graphics, but....I'd like to have an option which can enable/disable tune play time, so tunes may change automatically. Is this function hidden in the keyboard?
User Comment
Submitted by Frantic on 24 January 2006
@JackAsser: My opinion is that .sid files belong to HVSIDS.
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Submitted by JackAsser on 24 January 2006
<delete>@HCL: but.. but.. but.. but.. =) Shall we agree that .sid releases are OK if the author releases a disk like this first? And then, bundled in the .zip hacing the stand-alone .sid files aswell. </delete>

I am weak... =)
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Submitted by HCL on 24 January 2006
.sid files should be banned from now on! Releases like this one is the way to go.
User Comment
Submitted by ne7 on 24 January 2006
really nice music colly, tis great coz i got this the day after a heavy deadline and now i get to sit around and enjoy it properly hehe :) fave ziks are 4 & 5 - nice one mate!
User Comment
Submitted by JackAsser on 24 January 2006
Yes, this release is great in all its glory and I really do like the GUI, BUT, as with all GUIs I get fed up with them after a while... ;) Where are the stand-alone .sid-files?
User Comment
Submitted by Domey on 23 January 2006
Rabbit's out of the hat!
Me got serious shivers through my spine listening to 'Star Flake'.
Dropped off my chair a couple of times, actually.
More or less, this collection is an 6581 orgasm.
User Comment
Submitted by fieserWolF on 23 January 2006
RUl0R!
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Submitted by G-Fellow on 23 January 2006
Wow, amazing tunes from Drax! Cool design and code of the music demo. ´Star Flake´ could be a tune for a science fiction game and i like also a lot the sounds from the tune ´Hypersensational´.
User Comment
Submitted by madcrow on 23 January 2006
Nice tunes, nice interface. All and all the best release of 2006.
User Comment
Submitted by Nafcom on 23 January 2006
The game music experts are back! :)
Great tunes, more, more, more please!
I want moooore! :)
Awesome tunes! Thanks for this release!
User Comment
Submitted by Leon on 23 January 2006
Cool! ;_D
User Comment
Submitted by Matt on 23 January 2006
really impressive wow!
User Comment
Submitted by Skate on 23 January 2006
Original interface, very impressive sounds, great musics. I liked every single thing about this release.
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Submitted by HCL on 23 January 2006
Wonderful. This guy just never stops giving us more of his beautiful melodies. Also my 50cent to Clarence for nice d016 abuse ;).
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Submitted by Pantaloon on 23 January 2006
Perfect!
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Submitted by DRAX on 23 January 2006
Thanks for the positive comments. Remember to use the old shit (sid). And look forward to something new. A major thanks to Clarence.
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 23 January 2006
a MoN release in 2006, am I dreaming ? :) uber cool tunes and code, thank you for making it reality :)
User Comment
Submitted by Scout on 22 January 2006
The sound of the SID has found its maturity in this musicdisk.
Incredible soundprogramming and musical skills are performed here.
Incredible Thomas!

This is a real enjoyment to the ears.
User Comment
Submitted by ALiEN-AnTiTraX on 22 January 2006
Great tunes.
"Star Flake" is awesome!

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Submitted by SIDWAVE on 22 January 2006
The messages in the scroller, the insight displayed here, both psycologically and musically, is awesome! Star Flake has the crispest bass filter i ever heard, sweeping melodies! My favourite is Resolution, because it does what it means: "The act or process of separating or reducing something into its constituent parts".

The channeling of REAL feelings in this musicdemo, is not to be missed!!
User Comment
Submitted by Tch on 22 January 2006
Marvellous musics and very pleasant screen,lovely details!
Only downside...the scrolltext is waaaay too short! ;)
Masters at work!!!
User Comment
Submitted by booker on 22 January 2006
Pleasant collie Thomas :) First tune seriously kixx buttz.
Cheers.
User Comment
Submitted by Jazzcat on 22 January 2006
Beautiful compositions. The heart of SID beats strong in this collection.
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Submitted by JackAsser on 22 January 2006
ACE!
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Submitted by Deskee on 22 January 2006
Great tunes! Hypersensational rocks!
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Submitted by Graham on 22 January 2006
Awesome music from Drax, and Clarence did a cool job too.
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Submitted by Burglar on 22 January 2006
really nice production ;)

fav tracks: Hypersensational and Star Flake
User Comment
Submitted by Richard on 22 January 2006
Some really great pieces of music :) Good work chaps ;)
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