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The Empire of Norway   [2012]

The Empire of Norway Released by :

Release Date :
28 October 2012

Type :
C64 Music

Released At :

Achievements :
C64 Music Competition at X'2012 :  #2

User rating:*********_  9.2/10 (26 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.5/10 (11 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Music .... Ole Marius Pettersen of Offence, Panoramic Designs, Prosonix

SIDs used in this release :
Empire of Norway(/MUSICIANS/P/Prosonix/Pettersen_Ole_Marius/Empire_of_Norway.sid)

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/109859/X12_Music.zip (downloads: 692)
ftp://ftp.scs-trc.net/pub/c64/Party/2012/X/X12_Music.zip (downloads: 153)

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User Comment
Submitted by Linus on 20 April 2016
Oh, I did!

Great tune, thanks for reminding me.
User Comment
Submitted by Ole Marius on 20 April 2016
@lft: Hee hee fantastic

Yup – True, I didnt see that coming :)
User Comment
Submitted by lft on 19 April 2016
Our new kitchen fan has this annoying user interface where you have to press a touch button twice to turn it on or off, but you can't do it too quickly or it doesn't register the second press. Obviously, I want to double-tap it as fast as possible, and the upshot is that I need to somehow remember how quickly I'm allowed to do it. And the "dun dun" of Empire of Norway is a perfect mnemonic. So now, every time I cook, I get this masterpiece on my mind.

Bet you didn't expect that when you composed it.
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 20 December 2015
Yeah, first impression was that so much pathos is leaking out it even feels a little kitschy; but once you are absorbed, you want to listen again and again.
User Comment
Submitted by Steppe on 20 December 2015
This Tune has grown so much on me, I had to raise my vote from a measly 7 to 10, I'd even vote 11 if I could! Absolute Sid masterpiece and clearly a top 3 all-time in my book!!!
User Comment
Submitted by Flex on 30 July 2014
Always a pleasure to come back listen to this one. Hit me the most in the compo!
User Comment
Submitted by Linus on 15 October 2013
Not too shabby indeed! ;) Love it!
User Comment
Submitted by Pantaloon on 15 October 2013
I have to admit i hated it for awhile since i listened to it too much when creating our demo with this music. But when listening to it again i really love it :)
User Comment
Submitted by Pantaloon on 15 October 2013
One of the best sid tunes!
User Comment
Submitted by Archmage on 15 October 2013
I love the Prosonix soundscape, and this tune is no exception. And Fanitullen for faen! How brilliant is that?! :D
User Comment
Submitted by Ole Marius on 15 October 2013
Great feedback Lamb!
User Comment
Submitted by F7sus4 on 21 April 2013
Wait, what?! Well, sooooooo overrated! .-(
User Comment
Submitted by Ole Marius on 30 November 2012
ah, more comments.

thank you thank you :)

Seems you have forgotten to vote for the highscore compo though? And tell all your friends :)
User Comment
Submitted by grasstust on 27 November 2012
I wasn't too fond of this tune at the party, I felt it was too wild with the lead and thought it was almost a little irritating. As I watched Trick & Treat and heard it a few more times it totally grew on me and now it's on my favourite list and a straight 10. I think one of Ole's qualities is that he packs his songs with so many melodic twists and turns that for me it takes a while to really get into it, but once I do, I love the ride!
User Comment
Submitted by BHF on 18 November 2012
Not only the winner, but also one of the best tune around !. Great work Ole, I bow before you and the altar of magic. :)
User Comment
Submitted by Brush on 11 November 2012
Party winner in my book. The Prosonix style the way i remember and like :)
User Comment
Submitted by Stainless Steel on 5 November 2012
Love the prosonix style. I do miss a bit coherence in the lead later on, sounds a bit too jammy. Otherwise great work.
User Comment
Submitted by Ole Marius on 5 November 2012
Thanks for nice words everybody :)

I do wish, however, that everybody that downloaded the tune would vote, or leave a comment. I enjoy reading feedback on releases.

@Randall - thanks! - but Vibrants/MON style?
This is PROSONIX style, dude! :)
User Comment
Submitted by vsup on 5 November 2012
if you think of doing vibrants/mon styled piece - do it like this.
User Comment
Submitted by Kristian on 4 November 2012
A great tune with a distinct Prosonix signature. Should have won.
User Comment
Submitted by Linus on 4 November 2012
Prosonix ftw.
User Comment
Submitted by ZZAP69 on 3 November 2012
Empire of Norway? Well you have oil, Offence and Ole Marius. That's one good start! :) I like it a lot.
User Comment
Submitted by Tim on 31 October 2012
This one Impressed me most whilst listening on Scenesat.. great track!
User Comment
Submitted by bepp on 30 October 2012
Not entirely different from Harlequin ;-) But I love the style! Northern power!
User Comment
Submitted by celticdesign on 29 October 2012
have to agree with drax. this one and jt's zak are rockin' most beside of many other good ones :-)
User Comment
Submitted by DRAX on 29 October 2012
This one along with Jeroen's tune are my favorites ;) Eventhough the vibrato irritates me a little :D
User Comment
Submitted by Gfellow on 29 October 2012
A really great tune, it has so much power. The Empire of Norway could be a tune for a great game, maybe Defender of the Crown 2, I have the feeling that middle Ages style meets modern style.

Great tune! :)
User Comment
Submitted by Slator on 29 October 2012
wow, I am sorry that I missed the compo as I had to pay the tribute for boozing :-D I really love this song and that I couldn't hear it on the soundsystem sucks. Ole Marius, I love your stuff so much for several decades .-D you rock
User Comment
Submitted by CreaMD on 28 October 2012
Whoa!!!!! I was missing Asterion's medieaval stuff a lot and this tune brings very similar mood to the playground. Plus it sounds a bit like something from Barbarian games (in intro), and it has overal epic arrange that seriously messes up my 21st century pop music aligned brain. Only objection I have is, that it fades away. Opportunity to hit listener's head with big spiky (or how they name it) war hammer seriously missed!! ;-) Anyway, the best thing I have heard in the compo so far (listened to all things from Jeroen Tel up). Two thumbs up man!
User Comment
Submitted by Isildur on 28 October 2012
Very nice. I like the Prosonix style.
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