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#1 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 3, 2018 4:57 PM

Not Sure if Ben did any Atari stuff but in the C64 and Amiga world he was a bit of a hero, sadly at the age of just 52 he's just died of cancer...

 

A prolific computer musician who was due iirc to do an 8 bit orchestral show involving the Hull Symphony Orchestra recreating a load of 8 bit hits with ither 8 bit musicians of the past including Rob Hubbard...

 

I first became aware of him from Compunet but that's another old story..

 

Here's a link to the site I got this  from and a link to the wiki about him on there..

 

RIP matey..

 

http://www.indieretr...tro-gaming.html



#2 Xuel OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 3, 2018 5:11 PM

Sad news. Enjoying this nice collection of his tunes now:

 



#3 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 3, 2018 7:07 PM

Damn.  Fuck cancer.  52 is way too young.



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Posted Wed Oct 3, 2018 7:58 PM

don't want to hear or see this... :(  I want to see people win this battle (for probably selfish reasons)



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Posted Wed Oct 3, 2018 11:36 PM

:(

Last Ninja Theme has been burnt into my brain....

#6 tjlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 12:40 AM

Very sad news.  Cigarettes kill!  RIP.



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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 1:43 AM

Oh dear, I had no idea he was ill.

 

I have him as a FB friend having tried to get a job with his company (I assumed it was his, but could be someone else's) working on the 'RestorePoint' product.

 

I told him that I always liked his "Footballer of the Year" song, to which he replied, "Yes, I always liked doing them there sports themes - no subtlety, just big happy tunes! "

 

Rest In Peace Ben, you brought a lot of happiness to a lot of people.

 


Edited by snicklin, Thu Oct 4, 2018 1:45 AM.


#8 +Adam+ OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 1:55 AM

Very sad news :(



#9 Knurrikowski OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 2:44 AM

Very sad news :(

 

Last Ninja was released for Atari 8-bit!?



#10 +Adam+ OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 2:53 AM

Last Ninja was released for Atari 8-bit!?


No, it wasn't. It seems that in that video there are also included Ben's music tracks converted to POKEY, but not connected with actual A8 games.

#11 Knurrikowski OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 2:58 AM

No, it wasn't. It seems that in that video there are also included Ben's music tracks converted to POKEY, but not connected with actual A8 games.

The conversion of the Last Ninja tune is brillant, btw.


Edited by Knurrikowski, Thu Oct 4, 2018 3:03 AM.


#12 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 3:00 AM

Ben was a bit of a rebel, him and Tony Crowther (Loads of great C64 and other consoles games) were a great pair back in the old compunet days which I wasn't on but the scene was one of those where lots of folks knew each other, back then it was RATT & BEN(was it two N's TMR?) and known for their demo's. I had the please of knowing Tony for a while, really quiet nice guy and beta tested a thing for him (small thing, not game) and he must be in bits at the mo, great mates they were.

 

IIRC the Trap Demo was one of theirs (yep, just found it, a part hidden in Trap the game)

 

Him and Ben having some fun....Slow start bun do watch...Always loved it..

 

Paul..

 

 

A second RIP..nice bloke..

 

2nd edit: And for 'you know who, yes it could be done on the Atari but that isn't the point here...its just a classy sweet bit of history..)

 

3rd edit: Just watched it again, yes two NN and the good old We M.U S.I.C moniker, brings back fine memories....


Edited by Mclaneinc, Thu Oct 4, 2018 3:08 AM.


#13 shoestring OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 4:25 AM

Used to load up those games just to listen to his tunes.

#14 OmaOhneBH OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 4:33 AM

:(

Last Ninja Theme has been burnt into my brain....

 

This one, plus the collab work with Rob Hubbard Auf Wiedersehen Monty



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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 4:38 AM

I went to a Play Blackpool (think it was called 'Replay' back then) after-party event in 2011.

 

There he was, playing in a band of retro-gaming musicians. Don't remember who was in the band, but John Hare was there.

 

I was out of my mind drunk, so were the band, they were awful, but did the best they could in the situation and pulled it off well considering. Nobody cared, we all just enjoyed ourselves.

 

I entered a retro-gaming quiz and had a Retro Gamer magazine writer in the team, so we ended up winning, it was all due to him.

 

Guess what our prize was.... more beer. I looked over at Ben, he was just sat there smiling. I didn't want any more beer. But of course, it was my winnings, so I did.



#16 José Pereira OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 6:56 AM

He did on A8 just that small seconds little piece of sound/music when it shows the Gauntlet game picture.

From fandal: http://a8.fandal.cz/...utt_details_x=x but of course in this list you can't consider the actuality port of Jack the Nipper.


Edited by José Pereira, Thu Oct 4, 2018 7:00 AM.


#17 TheNameOfTheGame OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 6:58 AM

Sad news indeed.  My condolences to his friends and family.  His work on the music for Krakout for the C64 was a stand out for me.  Rest In Peace Ben.



#18 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 8:18 AM

Thanks for being understanding folks, yes its way OT but its another person from the time gone way way too early..

 

Its something where we as gamer's and retro fans can all come together in companionship..



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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 9:45 AM

IIRC the Trap Demo was one of theirs (yep, just found it, a part hidden in Trap the game)


My "watching" video for Saturday is going to be the version of 10 Minute Trap, they did as a commercial for Compunet.

I did get to meet Ben a few times in passing at events, but was too shy to say anything meaningful...

Edited by TMR, Thu Oct 4, 2018 9:45 AM.


#20 mattsoft OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 11:11 AM

Sad news. Enjoying this nice collection of his tunes now:

 

 

Thanks for posting that video Xuel. Never knew how prolific Ben was -- so many games! Sad to hear of his passing. 


Edited by mattsoft, Thu Oct 4, 2018 11:11 AM.


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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 12:04 PM

My contribution done in less than 1 hour...

 

 

Music cover done by Miker in 2005 in Music Pro Tracker...

 

 

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#22 emkay OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 3:32 PM

RIP .
He did some great SIDs. Particular Terramex is a all time reminder.

#23 shoestring OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2018 3:57 PM



#24 pixelmischief OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2018 9:18 AM

Just learned of him via the documentary, "From Bedrooms to Billions".  RIP, my man.



#25 MrMaddog OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2018 9:27 AM

That's sad... Even on the ST he did some good music like the Pacmania port that made it worth playing. ;(






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