This page contains a list of modules containing songs I composed in the period between 1986 and 1989. Unfortunately, this list is not complete — after all it’s been a while and not everything has been preserved. Special thanks need to go out to my good old friend Martin ‘Equalizer’ Leissler who converted all these songs to PC — without him this archive would not exist. For some of the modules, I could even remember parts of stories or moods which were involved when I wrote the songs. I have to write these stories down - now! - before I forget even more of those things
All of these modules are (C) Michael ‘Mickey’ Lauer — in ancient times when I created these songs also known as “Lord Performer Artworx” (LPA). Feel free to download and distribute further to your liking, but please retain my credits and backlink to this site.
- After the War: Kind of a post-apocalyptic theme. One interesting thing to notice is that the lead sample was taken from the legendary Commodore C64 game “Impossible Mission”. It says “Another Visitor. Stay a while - stay forever.”
- Amiga goes Heavy: Odd mixture of electronic zap-sounds, distorted guitars, electro-style drums and a lead flute.
- Art of Techno: Got a new metallic bass sound and the drums from Cameo’s “Word Up”. Add to that the “Dumm” voice sample taken from “Peter Gunn” in a version performed by the “Art of Noise”.
- Asian Dance: Some Fifths intervals in the beginning plus an asian style lead flute.
- Bacardi: The whole TGM team met at the house of our graphic artist Dennis (can’t remember his code name) and drank a lot (guess what :)).
- Back Again: I took a pause for some months. Then I got pestered by our inofficial team leader (Hi Phil) to write a new demo and a song for a copy party. The demo was compiled out of some routines I had in stock - the songs starts out original then fades into a tribute to “All she wants is” from “Duran Duran”. Also featuring one of the characteristic LPA attributes: playing melodies with metallic noise samples
- Beyond 2000: Odd and futuristic thing with a crazy lead sample. Can’t remember what I smoked while composing that The choir is neat though.
- Beyond Heaven: One of my better pieces. The lead melody tells a story and it has some great harmonies. Features a characteristic attribute of LPA songs… at some point, the song seems to end but starts into something new, more or less still embracing the main theme.
- Beware of Traps: Got a new jump’n'run games featuring a great scary voice sample at the start. Combined that together with a tribute to “Wild Boys” from “Duran Duran” to something original.
- Bonni on the Run: Neat little piece. Actually, I can’t remember who Bonni was and why he (or she) was on the run, but I do remember that I wrote this tune for one of the TGM Demos. The rest of the crew was very upset by that demo because I did put a huuuuge “Lord Performer Artworx” and a mini “of TGM-Crew” into it… hehe…
- Call me Now: Peter Gabriels Pan Flute meets a base line and an intrusive lead. One of my more annoying pieces…
- C.B. Today: One of those melancholic tunes motivated by intense feelings… she was and is a very good friend of mine although there were times when I would have us wanted to be more than just good friends…
- Choose Her: This is a crazy tune featuring an insane lough ripped from an action game. There is also a voice sample saying “Choose your warrior” which motivated the title.
- Chop Sui: Pretty boring tune with some chinese sounding bells and a Psygnosis Choir line.
- Christina: One of three more or less melancholic pieces dedicated to a girl I fell in love with. Part I was getting to know her.
- Christina II: One of three more or less melancholic pieces dedicated to a girl I fell in love with. Part II was the rise of hope that we may get together.
- Christina III: One of three more or less melancholic pieces dedicated to a girl I fell in love with. Part III was how to cope with rejection.
- CHZ2P: A nice piece featuring a few samples of one of my synthesizers, the SIEL Opera 6. A funny anectode: When I opened the “File Open” Dialog in the SoundTracker to load a high-hat sample, I accidantly clicked on Disk.info (containing some binary metadata) instead of on the real sample. The Disk.info sounded like pure noise - then again, not much different from a real high-hat and so I kept it
- Deadlock: A melodic tune featuring some nice themes and great samples ripped out of Psygnosis games.
- Deadlock ‘89: Variations on the deadlock theme (see above) featuring a nice flute and some NASA voice samples. This tune was written for one of the demos which won a copy-party award.
- Deutschmark: Totally insane song around a voice sample saying “Deutschmark” which meant the currency we had in germany before the Euro. Took a sample and a part of the theme from the “Salt’n'Pepa” hit “Push It”.
- Deutschmark II: Based on the voice sample “Deutschmark” (see above) with only slightly better melodies and chords. In fact, besides the voice sample, it’s a completely different song
- Discovery: Nice melody - unfortunately I can’t remember if the title was a reminiscence to the space ship “Discovery” that appeared in Arthur C. Clarke’s Novel “2001″. Featuring some references to recurring themes of my own (and foreign) songs.
- Electro Dance: One of my more interesting tunes featuring lots of great samples from the Kawai K4 synthesizer and nice harmonies.
- The Factory II: The second part of a melancholic tune dedicated to pieceworkers in a factory. Featuring a great factory machine sample. Unfortunately the first part (The Factory I) is lost.
- Find a Way: Monumental tune with some really nice samples - among those someone singing “Find a way to me”. No idea where I got that from.
- Fire In Rotenburg: I went for a weekend vacation with a girl I liked (maybe more). We met her sister and some other friends in the town “Rotenburg an der Fulda”. Besides half of one night it was a horrible weekend for me. I hated it. Burn baby, burn…
- Flexatone: I have absolutely no idea what a flexatone is… any takers? There’s a nice voice sample in this song.
- F*ck up the volume: Behind this *cough* odd title lays one of my earlier works with a dumb brain sample and an uninspired collection of laser zaps, a bassline, an orchestra hit and a telephone call sample. *sigh*
- Game Over: I always wanted to write a game on the AMIGA. I started on a few but never finished one. This is the game over music for one of those game fragments.
- Game Over ‘89: The original game-over music had a nice melody. This is a reprise with some new samples.
- Git-Song: Based around a nice lead guitar sample, this guitar song tells a story. Note the drum phrase which is modelled after a song by the hip hopper “Tone-Loc”.
- Harjakiri: One of my best pieces feauturing an exceptional drum track and nice guitars. This module was written for my famous AMIGA demo “Hypnotic Circles”.
- Heavy’n'Hard: A reminiscent to the game “Hard’n'Heavy” (The Great Giana Sisters II) using some samples and trying to recreate kind of a dark mood full of suspense. The drum track was inspired by a fellow AMIGA musician called “Mark II”.
- Hell is waiting: Odd dramatic theme featuring samples from the SIEL Opera 6 and the Yamaha RX5 drum machine.
- Heroine: Soft and melodic tune featuring a great choir sample.
- Hit me: Strange collection of different themes.
- HQC - Heavy Quality Crackings: This is a tribute to the first authorities in the AMIGA demo scene. HQC - High Quality Crackings were ahead of their time. This song is variation of a theme appearing in one of their first intros - just slightly more heavy
- HQC’s: Yet another tribute to the High Quality Crackings team featuring a cool voice sample saying “Thrust”.
- I wish to lay above you: One of my first AMIGA sound tracker songs. No idea about the motivation for the title though *cough*
- KreuzQuer: Odd theme collection featuring samples taken of recordings by Sven Väth - a famous DJ and music producer from Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
- Little Theme: Nothing spectactular - a lead choir plus drums in the Mark II style.
- LPA Theme: LPA Theme featuring some old-style arpeggios.
- Mega LPA Mix: Pretty long and Monumental piece featuring the theme from “Bitte Bitte” by the German group “Die Ärzte” and a lot of miscellaneous other themes.
- Now or Never: Dark and calm theme featuring LPA’s ubiquitous orchestra hits
- Oldie Time: A collection of patterns from older LPA songs.
- Paperboy Title Theme: Title theme of a game I never finished.
- Popcorn: Cover version of the famous instrumental song “Popcorn”
- Psychoanalysis I: Dark and mysterious theme featuring samples from the C64 game “Impossible Mission”
- Psychoanalysis II: Dark and pulsating theme. One of my favourite songs for driving through the night.
- Red Castle: Starting out calm and dark then fading into something more happy. A lot more happy. Featuring Psygnosis drum samples.
- School: A dull piece. The only thing worth mentioning are the drums.
- ShortPut: Nothing spectacular except some nice pizzicato endings and once again samples from the SIEL Opera 6.
- Siren: Tiny little melody and some nice drum patterns. Then a siren appears.
- Siren ‘89: Basically a copy of Siren (see above) which later on fades into “Being Boiled” by “The Human League”.
- Sisters: A cover version of “Geschwisterliebe” by the german band “Die Ärzte”
- Skirts: One of the rare happy tunes with a nice and cute melody. No idea about the title *g*. The second part of the song features a weired voice sample saying “Mann ich hab’ kein Bock” which translates roughly into of “Gee - I’m not motivated.”
- Song: Now this is an inspired title… seriouslyly though, quite a long and monumental piece featuring a reprise of “Beware of Traps” (see above) and some obligatory orchestra hits.
- Suicide: Laser and roboter samples plus a pulsating drum track based on the “Harjakiri” (see above) - which explains the title reference.
- Superman: This is totally insane. The whole thing is just crazy especially because of the braindead voice samples, among these one singing “Shallallalaaaa” I had a lot of fun when I composed that.
- Supervisor: One of my favourites. A majestic piece featuring trumpets and other interesting samples from the Kawai K4 forming some broad harmonies.
- Supreme Loader: Pretty minimalistic thing I wrote as a loader music - that is a song that plays while the application loads more data into RAM. Yes that was no problem in the 80s on the AMIGA.
- Taurus 7: Music from the asteroid Taurus 7.
- The Bright Location: One of my first soundtracker modules. Nice pulsating piece with a fresh melody.
- Techno Club: Nothing techno-style, really. More or less a dark piece with some metallic sounds.
- Tempest: I got a new action game called “Barbarians”, where two fighters fight with swords. This game featured some great sword-on-sword sounds which I used in this tune. The rest is less spectactular.
- Testsong: Besides that uhmm…. semi-inspired title it’s a short and pretty dull thing.
- The Flag: This is great! A really nice guitar song with a story telling melody, a solid song layout and a nice sound mix. Definitly one of my best.
- The Last: A mix of distorted guitars and fat drums. Not the strongest melody though.
- Theme of Magic: Title theme of one of my game fragments. This time it was an adventure game which hasn’t been completed
- The Thieves: One of my earlier works. This one was initially been released with the name “Les Cambrioleurs” which was a new word I learned in my french class in school. When it got distributed, one of our distributors renamed it and eventually it got famous. I kept the name.
- Thinking ‘89: Modest and rather calm piece. Seems named like a song named “Thinking” which unfortunately got lost…
- Thrust Me: One of my rare happy tunes. Written for a intro loader when I was a member of “Thrust”.
- Tubular Bells: A bow to Mike Oldfield, the original composer of Tubular Bells.
- Uninvited: A marvellous module. Great drums, an outstanding synthesizer and some good melodies. Now if I would know what synthesizer was produced to create that pad sound… mmmh….
- Vanessa: AMIGA adaption of an old song I wrote together with my friend Oliver Linge. Dedicated (of course) to a really young and fresh girl I met when I was in school.
- Vanessa II: Remix of “Vanessa” (see above) with some higher quality samples.
- Vanessa Remix: Yet another remix embracing the “Vanessa” theme (see above).
If you have something that sounds like it’s mine, please notify me