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front 242 will play at altparty 24.10.08

category: general [glöplog]

this will be perhaps one of the coolest concerts at a demoparty ever. =)

added on the 2008-07-20 23:33:13 by nosfe nosfe
woot? O_O
cool! :)
added on the 2008-07-20 23:52:28 by StingRay StingRay
Play this finnish amiga demo on he big screen
during there gig :)

added on the 2008-07-21 00:05:23 by magic magic
i wouldn't be surprised if the two names were related somehow
added on the 2008-07-21 00:21:03 by kelsey kelsey
I predict Havoc and Earx coming to altparty :D
added on the 2008-07-21 00:31:46 by okkie okkie
added on the 2008-07-21 00:32:46 by nosfe nosfe
Or even get them to play 'Punish your machine' when this Finnish Atari STe demo is running ;-)

added on the 2008-07-21 00:51:20 by CiH CiH
On another note, this would equal getting Jeff Minter to the 4th Alt Party in 2003! Way to go guys!
added on the 2008-07-21 00:52:44 by CiH CiH
okkie, by all means possible... ;0
added on the 2008-07-21 01:34:53 by havoc havoc
so who convinced them that altparty was a music festival? ;)
added on the 2008-07-21 01:43:10 by phoenix phoenix
according to rumour, they are well aware that altparty is not a music festival =)
added on the 2008-07-21 01:56:32 by havoc havoc
added on the 2008-07-21 10:38:14 by Warhead Warhead
http://www.digitoday.fi/viihde/2008/07/21/front-242-esiintyy-vihdoinkin-suomessa /200818950/66
added on the 2008-07-21 10:41:14 by nosfe nosfe
from www.dhs.nu;

Setok of Aggression writes:

Rumours have been doing the rounds for months, but now I can finally confirm that yes, the talk has been true. One of the largest pioneers of industrial and electronic music, Front 242, is to appear live at the next Alternative Party, fulfilling a dream that we have had for many years.
Starting with their first recordings in 1981 Front 242 brought a whole new harsh, meaty and beaty approach to electronic music with many hit tracks such as Tragedy For You, Religion and the all-time #1 club hit, Headhunter.

Front 242 has a big impact on scene music, influencing many musicians along the years. The most obvious examples on the ST are the demos 'Punish Your Machine' (takes its name from one of their tracks) and the famous 'Grotesque' by Omega, which remixed a 242 track and used a
lot of their visuals.

Interestingly enough 242 has not been aware of the demoscene, even though their live visuals are full of demo style effects. This will, however, be the first time that they will experience the heated competition, visuals and buzz that are prevalent at parties. Yes, they are going to be staying for the whole party to watch the compos as well as playing their full live set on Friday, so demo crews better release some hot material! They will also be giving a speech on music and art on Saturday.

This is the 10th anniversary of the Alternative Party and we have reserved the biggest, coolest hall we could find. Two floors, industrial architecture (an old Nokia cable factory), lounges, seminars, prizes and of course 242 and other special guests. The theme of the party is to look back at the dawn of the computing age, when Charles Babbage was designing his first steam-powered computer systems, with the help of the world's first programmer, Lady Ada.

We have been working months to finalise this deal and I can honestly say there's never been such a big band playing at a demo party before. It is going to kick rear ends like nothing has done before.

The party starts on October 24th and continues to the 26th.
added on the 2008-07-21 14:34:18 by havoc havoc
fuck yeah
added on the 2008-07-21 14:40:19 by aegis aegis
yups, going there for sure! havoc: and how about visiting some swedes while we're on the road? :)

added on the 2008-07-21 15:07:39 by earx earx
earx, i'm down with the idea, but a lot depends on being able to get days off from work, as usual... if we go by car, it'll take a week extra or so ;0 maybe flying turns out to be more practical, if not, i say we do indeed stop in sweden for some beers with the big boys ;0
added on the 2008-07-21 15:15:03 by havoc havoc
Or even get them to play 'Punish your machine' when this Finnish Atari STe demo is running ;-)

CiH: That's a Swedish demo :)

Earx/Havoc: If you go by car, make sure to take the ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki, or you will need that week of driving as Havoc suggested :)
added on the 2008-07-21 16:06:08 by evil evil
havoc: check helsinki flights by Berlin air or blue1, they're both fairly cheap (especially if you fly from germany as our mental .gov introduced ecotaxes :P)
evil: true, seems like driving thru north .se/.fi is not a real option.
but ehm. is the ferry from stockholm to turku maybe an even a faster option? :)

havoc: hope you can get time off. so far, this is my only real vacation this year =) i'm looking for at least one passenger in the car. otherwise the trip is not so economical. we can maybe ask dforce as well?
added on the 2008-07-21 16:18:05 by earx earx
earx, cheaper but about equally fast, afaik. finns prefer the boat from helsinki because it lasts longer, i.e. more tax free drinking.
added on the 2008-07-21 16:28:08 by skrebbel skrebbel
It's about 2 hour drive from Turku to Helsinki, so it's probably faster (and at least easier) to take the ferry straight to Helsinki.
added on the 2008-07-21 16:33:53 by teel teel
earx, corsas are fine cars but elks and icebears up north are bigger, so i agree the ferry is a better option. going straight to helsinki instead of turku would mean we can leave the car in stockholm, which i guess is cheaper but also slower. then again, it would be cool to join the swedes' ferry trip, imho...
added on the 2008-07-21 16:42:51 by havoc havoc
Leaving the car in stockholm isn't a bad idea. The night ferry from stockholm to helsinki will be more expensive than the morning ferry from stockholm to turku, though, but without the need to pay for the car you'll end up having more money for the tax free booze :-)
added on the 2008-07-21 16:58:24 by uncle-x uncle-x
it also makes the ferry trip a lot better if you dont have to worry about being in the driving condition in the morning. :)
added on the 2008-07-21 17:56:24 by nosfe nosfe


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