First Music Video is Out: “I Miss My Amiga 500”

Finally! The first music video by Analog Sheep, “I Miss My Amiga 500” is out.

Cover-art-still-image versions and music videos of all future songs will be added to the Analog Sheep YouTube channel. So be sure to subscribe on YouTube.

If you like the song you can get it from:

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The music video is produced by Guney Ozsan, the name behind Analog Sheep. 3D animations and valuable creative and technical support are supplied by Ugur Engin Deniz.

The general composition of the music video consists some of characteristic Amiga elements.
Leading roles:
• Amiga opening screen asking for a floppy
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• Orange Amiga cursor
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• Guru Meditation error screen
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Suporting roles:
• AmigaDos screen
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• Workbench screen
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In addition to those, scrolling text is placed in order to embrace Amiga cracktro culture. Ugur Engin Deniz, a friend of mine that I shared some early drafts, who is also a video artist suggested to place some Amiga-like animations in order to reflect the feeling of Amiga demos. Then he provided all the 3D animations in the music video.

Most of the elements in the music video is highly coordinated with the music. So some flicker effects and 2D animations are handled frame by frame using a technique similar to stop-motion.

In this 1080p full HD music video, some clips used needed to be resized to 640×480 or 320×240 and resized back to 1920×1440. But video editors were destroying the authentic pixel look because of the bicubic approzimation and smoothing algorithms used for resizing the video. Because of this reason the required clips are exported as individual PNG frames and resized to 640×480 or 320×240 and back to 1920×1440 using Photoshop’s nearest neightbourhood algorithm (1 pixel equals 3 pixels). Then the resulting images are brought back together as video sequences again.

Of course this music video is on a very different style then a video that might have been produced in Amiga. My main intention was to make feel the taste of the Amiga times and share my enthusiasm both with the ones that catch and miss that era.

I hope you watch it with pleasure. Share it, like it if you do so:)

“I Miss My Amiga 500” was first released on 14 January 2013 as a bonus track in Analog Sheep’s original soundtrack album for the video game Rad Skater Apocalypse. Rad Skater Apocalypse is developed by Muzboz Games.

“I Miss My Amiga 500” Hit 1.000 Plays on SoundCloud

My tribute to Amiga era became my third song to hit 1.000 plays on SoundCloud.

I can call this song as the beginning of Analog Sheep project. I wanted to start my electronic music journey from my oldest inspiration which was my Amiga 500. I need to pay it back before doing anything else.

This song also helped me to create a special connection with Australian indie game developer Muzboz. At those days he was working on his first game Rad Skater Apocalypse Boom!, an arcade runner also inspired by his childhood memories of Amiga. I send him my Amiga tribute and after listening to it he asked me to make music for his game keeping Amiga in mind. I made three more tracks for Muzboz’s game. Later I published a soundtrack EP of the game and added I Miss My Amiga 500 as the bonus track. Here is the complete EP:

If you like you can get Rad Skater Apocalypse EP from this links:

Download on iTunes Download on Amazon Download on Google Play Download on Bandcamp
Listen on Spotify Listen on Rhapsody Listen on Grooveshark Listen on SoundCloud

You can download the game from itunes using this link:
Rad Skater Apocalypse Boom! on iTunes

Rad Skater Soundtrack EP is Out!

RAD SKATER APOCALYPSE
(Original video game soundtrack)

Debut EP by Analog Sheep – January 14, 2013

Mp3 Download Locations

Download on iTunes Download on Amazon Download on Google Play Download on Bandcamp
Listen on Spotify Listen on Rhapsody Listen on Grooveshark Listen on SoundCloud

The good-times soundtrack to the apocalypse! You may as well enjoy your last moments in time with Amiga 500 inspired analog dance music from the game Rad Skater Apocalypse.

* Analog Sheep’s ode to the Amiga, “I Miss My Amiga 500” is included as a bonus track with this EP.

Play the game Rad Skater Apocalypse (iOs)

…CONTINUE READING: More on Rad Skater soundtrack