WHAT'S YOUR NAME ?
My realname ? It's MC Laser, but on TERRA I used to call myself Stefan Benz for a better hide (not like Ford Prefect...).
HOW OLD ARE YOU ?
Actually I'm 24 but I'm still working on it!
WHAT IS YOUR PSEUDO, YOUR CREW(S) AND YOUR FUNCTION(S) ?
My pseudo is MC Laser (i think you have already guessed that one). My groups are THE SIRIUS CYBERNETICS CORPORATION and POETS OF DECAY. Basically I was only a swapper and later on I started doing modules (I'm still a lamer on this territory! There are lotsa more talented guys around than me. For example 505/Checkpoint who started years after me with the module business and is today much better!).
For the POETS I also do some music but I prefer to collect Scene News and writing articles from time to time. The POETS of DECAY are also a child from me. I created this label to release poems, maybe music in the future and some combination of both. Someday Moondog asked me about that name and If he can use it as new label for the UCM and I agreed. Btw, check the siriART-page on our website for poetry! ;-)
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF (PHYSICAL ASPECT, PSYCHOLOGY...) ?
1,70m height! I Look like a vogon commander. I am a helpless atari fanatic. I feel depressive like marvin. I've muscles like Bugs Bunny and a brain like While E. Coyote and a real big dick! (what a shame that there are no girls giving me a blowjob for that sentence! ;-)
WHAT'S YOUR JOB ?
In real life or in my group? In real life I'm doing an
apprenticeship as a 'businessman' (but that's not really making
In my group -> look UP!
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MORE IN LIFE ?
To spin my 2 Technics SL MK 2 Turntables with planet rocking beats! I also enjoy doing music with Cubase and Synthesizers. Looking at SF/Fantasy/anime-movies.
AND WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ?
The pop-music today got really worse! Spice girls and fucking boy-groups and shitty remakes of brilliant 80's classics. I hate that! I also hate that INTEL and MICROSOFT world domination!
WHAT KIND(S) OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE ?
Many Many Many! My fave style through them all is ... ELECTRO! Music similar to Kraftwerk. Also very good D.J. Tools. The other style that is very good on the mixing side is BIGBEAT/TRIP HOP, stuff like the Chemical Brothers with their really rough sounds that I miss in all the lame techno-stuff nowadays.
I also like AMBIENT music, Techno (only the old stuff 88-93), House (mostly the old school), Hip-House, Hip Hop (the old school), Gothic, Darkwave, Electronic Body Music, Dub, Synthesizer stuff and lotsa more but mostly electronic stuff...
I could talk hours and hours about that topic... :-)
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIES ?
The hitch hikers guide to the galaxy (BBC TV Series), Johnny Mnemonic, The Lawnmower man, TRON, Star Wars 1-3 and above them all BLADE RUNNER!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DEMOS ?
Sonolumineszenz by Avena on Falcon.
Braindamage by Aggression on STE.
Asskicker by Shadows on Atari XL!
HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE AN ATARI FOR ?
My whole life. I grew up with it. I started playing pacman around 1982 on my sisters Atari-console and later on I got my own VCS 2600. Some years later I bought an Atari 800 XL. In 1989 I left the computer business and sold everything (FAULT!!). In december 1990 I bought my 1040 STE which is still alive! During the last years I've got also an XL again and a VCS 7800 and a JAGUAR and finally a FALCON! ;-) Only Atari makes it possible!
WHAT'S YOUR HARDWARE CONFIGURATION ?
Oops, look above.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN GENERAL WITH YOUR COMPUTER(S) ?
Music, writing texts, looking demos.
WHAT ARE YOUR PROJECTS ON ATARI ?
Actual projects are the MODULE COMPILATION 15 and maybe something for the Interjam party. I'm also doing music for Undercover 12 and the Interjam competition. But as usual I can give NO PROMISES!
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT CODING PARTIES ?
Great, but in the last time the parties changed more to big copy sessions!
WHAT ARE YOUR LAST PRODUCTIONS ?
Module Compilation 14.
Competition module for Interjam 97 and various other modules.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE SITUATION OF PC IN THE INFORMATICS, NOWADAYS ?
You can't avoid them :-( They are everywhere.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT CRACKING AND CRACKERS ?
The real businessmen!
HOW DO YOU SEE THE FUTURE OF ATARI COMPUTERS ?
Negative. Atari computers can't survive without users and we are the last generation of Atari users! There will be nothing behind us and so they will die out with us! But we are still young... :-)
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT CENTEK'S PHENIX AND HADES ?
I'm sorry. It's a nice try but they won't succeed. I hate to say that but no one will buy it. :-(
WILL YOU CHANGE YOUR COMPUTER LATER ?
I will never sell my Atari's anymore but one day you'll have no other choice than buy a PC if you want to be in the computer business somehow. Someday I will buy a PC but with an AMD-Chip and I will try to boycott Intel and Microsoft as good as I can!
ANY MESSAGES TO BE SAID ? HERE YOU CAN WRITE WHAT YOU WANT :
Any musicians and D.J.'s who want to contact me, can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Goodbye and thanx for all the fish!
Visit us in cyberspace: http://www.uni-karlsruhe.de/~uno4/
Check especially the siriART-page!!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH !