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Eskimonika   [2008]

Eskimonika Released by :
Dane

Release Date :
30 November 2008

Type :
C64 Music

Released At :
The Last Compo™

Achievements :
C64 Music Competition at The Last Compo™ :  #1

User rating:*********_  9.2/10 (28 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.6/10 (14 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Music .... Dane of Booze Design


SIDs used in this release :
Eskimonika(/MUSICIANS/M/Mitch_and_Dane/Dane/Eskimonika.sid)

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/68765/Eskimonika.sid (downloads: 1029)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/69118/Eskimonika.prg (downloads: 266)

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User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 11 January 2016
somehow missed this one.... one of the better EoD tunes from Dane :)
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Submitted by spider-j on 9 March 2014
Completely changed my opinion about this one. Took some time, but now I think it's awesome!!! :-) Don't know why I didn't see its beauty when it was released.
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Submitted by Ole Marius on 13 August 2013
hehe, yeah - that's you Dane. Awesome craftmanship, with a signature vibe to it :)

a little too much on the happy-rave-side for my personal taste, but I do like the melodies :)

That's what makes sid composers sound different after all

… and I think I've found someone that likes vibrato more than myself :)
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Submitted by Stinsen on 5 May 2012
The intro makes me think of Miami Vice for some reason... After that it's pure cheesy bliss. :)
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 3 May 2012
The maxed out happy vibe is just great.
There's a hint of Jeroen (Blaze of Glory FLI Movement) Koops + Jeroen Alternative Fuel) Tel on steroids :D

I think there's a section that makes a brief appearance during Edge of Disgrace
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Submitted by Ferris on 30 June 2011
Made my day!
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Submitted by macx on 12 June 2009
\o/\0/
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Submitted by Malmix on 8 April 2009
Amazing! Love it!
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Submitted by Leon on 17 December 2008
brrrrrrrrrrr... \o/ cool msx! thumbs up!
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Submitted by Jailbird on 17 December 2008
Just logged in to say how much I love this guy.
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Submitted by spider-j on 13 December 2008
A good tune - interesting sound, but somehow it gets on my nerves very fast... I agree that this would be a good shooter-soundtrack but as stand-alone music it's a little bit boring. I must admit that funky or experimental stuff is more my cup of tea when it comes to 8-bit music.
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Submitted by RaveGuru on 13 December 2008
Would have loved this tune in a fast paced shooter like Turrican 5!

Sprattelgubbepop at its best!

Unfortunately too much high gloss polish for my buds. Nevertheless it's High Fidelity polish as always from Stellar Stellan =)
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Submitted by Dane on 11 December 2008
Finally I get to comment this! :) I knew I was going to get some flak for venturing into oldschool powerpop territory, and at the same time I'm really happy that others enjoyed it. Nice to see so many reactions!
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Submitted by Stainless Steel on 11 December 2008
Guessing this one was a no brainer :-D
Stellar performance by Dane. It can't deny its disgraceful roots though :D
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Submitted by psych858o on 11 December 2008
Dane! Again first place :) This time wasn't so easy,you could feel Conrad's breath on your shoulder :) Anyway,very cool tune,but like I wrote on c64.sk it's not a Arctic Circles :)
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Submitted by Archmage on 4 December 2008
If only I could play Guitar Hero like this!
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Submitted by Total Chaos on 4 December 2008
I love it!
Might even replace "6581 duped cows" as my ring-tone ;)
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Submitted by Jammer on 3 December 2008
yeah. rafal, come back!
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Submitted by CreaMD on 3 December 2008
I'm probably taking it a bit personaly because I usually do (or at least try to do) this kind of catchy happy music all the time and I love it. ;-) And I also think that there wasn't much of such material in sid compos over the years. I don't say it's the best thing I have heard. Nor is the (for example) Let Me Eat Your Rastertime.. but I listen to the later one very often in loops without any objective reason. There are few tunes I love to return to from time to time (another is Le Tartar and Pretzelism) which actually doesn't win int the departmen of unpredictability or innovation, but I love them nevertheless. Btw. I really miss Asterion's stuff. Where the dude go. SID compos without him feel so empty ;-)
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Submitted by Tao on 3 December 2008
I love it. And unlike some other people here, I'm actually most fond of the first few bars. It has vibes of Galway (think Miami Vice Title).

And boy how this pops! My first reaction was that I should sit down and write some lyrics to it...
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Submitted by Linus on 3 December 2008
Roman, I didn't bash the tune, read again!

To use your words ...
" ... not that I was able to imitate that catchy shit, that is. I love it (sometimes), I can appreciate it's quality (always) but it doesn't move me as much as some more subtle things."

That being said, I have a *lot* of respect for the author and his music. Amen, no really :)
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Submitted by Jammer on 3 December 2008
roman >> didn't you comment about lesser catchyness once or more upon various tunes? :P seriously, you're trying to tell us that this tune is objectively a masterpiece and everyone should bow and pray bacause it's so easy going and melodic. some people really don't feel this kind of straight message and express that, simply ;) me cries about polish music where 'doda' and 'feel' rullor the roost and year by year they win almost every major award producing the same banal music and exploiting the most predictable schemes possible. sad but true. back to the topic, i've appreciated certain elements of the tune hence my 8 for the author and his work. amen.
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Submitted by DRAX on 3 December 2008
Nice tune... but the vibrato on the lead is a bit... irritating.... The lead could be made much more alive imo... There are definately some nice things in this tune melody-wise but somehow it is not optimal executed... Still an ok tune...
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Submitted by Stainless Steel on 3 December 2008
Awesome drive and very catchy. Multispeed madness.
I understand Linus's point, but a Tiger cant change his stripes :-D
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Submitted by CreaMD on 3 December 2008
It's funny to see dudes who produce the highest form of completely different shit bashing this kind of music just because it is not their cup of tea ;-) But at least I know what I should compose if I want to get votes from you guys ;-) Not that I was able to imitate that crazy shit, that is. I love it (sometimes), I can appreciate it's quality (always) but it doesn't move me as much as some simpler things. I loved scene funk past then but I wasn't doing it.. I maybe couldn't (maybe I am simple, after all, who knows?) but I didn't have it in me. If you don't have it in yourself, you shouldn't do it just because you want to look better. ;-) So I rather stay with my things... they still make me happy and actaully score quite well around general audience too. (yeah.. they are sheep and monkeys.. I admit... ;-)
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Submitted by Randall on 3 December 2008
at first i thought it had been made by Sad.
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Submitted by Jammer on 3 December 2008
aka victim of eurovision ;) pursuit for a perfect translation of pop into demoscene reached its climax and this one is soaked with cheese :P but, fuck me with a long pole, i start to shake against my will. oh noes! :(
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Submitted by markus sinalco on 3 December 2008
Does not work on Sidpay2x. Damn !
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Submitted by Linus on 2 December 2008
Now spank me, boys ... I know the composition is great and the soundwork fits very well but ... so far I have not been able to listen to it for any longer than two or three minutes in a row. The cheesy (sorry :)) "Look, I am catchy" attitude is way too much in your face for _my_ taste, which of course doesn't mean a thing :) Still, nice to see you seem to have made a lot of people happy with this track :)
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Submitted by Radiant on 2 December 2008
Sweet Bejeebus! Though very conventional, this is one hell of a tune! 10/10
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Submitted by Mantiz on 2 December 2008
I'm speechless, can only agree with the previous comments. It is unbelievable. This composer is mastering the SID technically and excelling in the musical department as well. I never had this feeling when listening to a tune since hearing "The Traps" from Turrican II on Amiga...
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Submitted by CreaMD on 1 December 2008
This is also my favourite. Exactly my cup of tea. It is almost as like I would have composed it if I was a good musician with sense for melody, patience to work around it and empathy for being able to put so much emotion into it. ;-)
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Submitted by Conrad on 1 December 2008
My favorite out of all entries! It just has so much power in it! Multispeed tunage has been controlled extremely well here, and a fabulous lead! A*
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Submitted by G-Fellow on 1 December 2008
It´s brilliant first you await nothing and than the tune blows you away with a very cool melody.
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Submitted by Burglar on 1 December 2008
I agree with mace, the intro is uhm, annoying, but when you finally do get into the feel of the main theme, the tune rocks like a double D cup
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Submitted by Twoflower on 1 December 2008
This tune is pure brilliance. Best i've heard in this genre in many years, sort of a spiritual follow-up to some of the artists earlier classics. This would be a brilliant titletune to Enforcer 2, btw.
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Submitted by Medicus on 1 December 2008
"Edge of Disgrace 2"-sound track???
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Submitted by CreaMD on 30 November 2008
Around 60 minutes of listening in loops already. Reminds me of Let Me Eeat Your Rastertime sessions ;-)
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Submitted by Mace on 30 November 2008
The first few notes don't promise much good, but then... yeah, nice tune!
I always like uptempo stuff with screaming leads!
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