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Hi, I'm Pater Maria, I'm behind the scenes of IRRLICHT PROJECT. Welcome to my site, and hope you enjoy what you see (and hear).
What hardware/software do you use?
Nowadays I mainly use TI graphic calculators and 80s computers such as the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, and various Commodore computers. When making music on PC, I use mostly Neil Sequencer (a Linux DAW modeled after Jeskola Buzz), Milkytracker, and obscure little tools from the 90s such as Orangator.
WTF is a ZX Spectrum?
The ZX Spectrum is a small, quirky 80s home computer manufactured by Sinclair, and later by Amstrad. Mine is an original model with rubber keys and a total of 48 KB RAM. Unlike most home computers of that time, the original ZX Spectrum doesn't have a sound chip. It has only a monophonic beeper which can be simply switched on or off, hence the term 1-bit music. By rapidly switching the state of the beeper, it is possible to simulate polyphonic output.
Your music sounds very lo-fi. Don't you care about recording and audio quality?
In fact I do care alot, which is exactly why my music sounds like it does. I simply don't like the mainstream corporate definition of what is "good" audio quality, and I refuse to take part in the loudness war. Therefore I don't use digital enhancement techniques such as compression or auto-ducking. I think that music, especially electronic music, needs to have those little edges and odds in order to sound alive. Also I believe that too many contemporary musicians value sound over emotion.
I would like to remix one of your songs, but it is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND.
I welcome all remixes despite the license. However, I'm rather sceptical about video and visual art, and therefore would like to be asked for permission in case you intend to use my music in such a project, unless the attached license states otherwise.
Under what genre should I file your music in my mp3 collection?
File it under whatever the f*ck you want to. I'm not going to limit myself to any particular style, so hopefully it will always be impossible to categorize my music.