This CD is sold out.
Jonne Valtone, alias Purple
Motion of Future Crew, presents his debut professional
music CD, cleverly titled: "Musicdisk". Full of
Purple Motion's trademark upbeat, melodic electronic music,
this CD is a great combination of "that demo-scene
sound" with a professional, polished recording
Note: This is a Music CD
-- even though the front cover is cleverly made to look
like a floppy disc! :-)
Here are some words from Purple Motion
himself about his CD:
"It really has been a long
and hard road making this one, 3-5 years to be vaguely precise,
and I'm one happy person getting all of this finally together!
The CD contains all kinds of different music styles (from
old rearranged mods to new stuff) and the one thing I've
tried to keep myself focused on (a red line, if you will)
is the true spirit of tracking. By this I mean lots of delays,
block forms and of course some Purple Motion mannerisms.
I've put so much energy and heart (and money) into this
CD that I truly hope you'll like it." - Jonne
Valtone, "Purple Motion".
1. In Certain Frequency
2. Covering All The Bas(s)es
3. Excerpts from the Oceanic Suite
4. Yesterdays Like Tomorrows Like Todays
5. Glass Bone
7. Bonus Malum
8. Looking Into The Eyes Of A Donkey
9. Satellite One
10. 2nd Reality, original soundtrack
11. The Wise And The Weak
12. Planet Fuzz
Reviews for Purple
Motion "Music Disk":
"Firstly, what a service!
Ordered late Friday afternoon, arrived this morning! Keep
up the great work Bjorn!
Enough about the great service,
what about the CD? To start with, just forget the demo
scene, the tracker musicians and all that went with them;
this is simply one outstanding album. There is variety
in here for sure, but if you like your electronic music
up-beat, full of energy, and highly melodic, this album
was made for you. Normally I shudder at the thought of
vocals in my synth music, but here the vocoder effects
work really well.
If you know anything about the
demo scene and tracker music, you will no doubt have heard
of Jonne Valtone aka Purple Motion of Future Crew fame.
His tracker style is without comparison, and the way he
has transferred this style across to this CD is very impressive.
Rather than simply re-make the music using modern methods,
he's taken modern sounds and stuck to the old tracker
methods of production. That's what it sounds like anyway!
Starshine is an all-time favourite of mine, and it sounds
absolutely fantastic on this CD. Mention must also go
to the great version of 2nd Reality, while not as "large
sounding"; as the version played with a band, is
still an awesome experience with brand new up-to-date
sounds being used.
If you like powerful melodic music
that has that classic demo/tracker sound, you'll love
this. Buy it now!" - Graham
"Purple Motion's older tracks
back in his demoscene days were always a grab bag for
me. A couple tracks I liked a lot but the majority of
his stuff wasn't very interesting for me, although there
were some serious limitations with what one could do with
Be forewarned, this review will
deliver "tough love". I'm reviewing these tracks
without bias towards or against PM. I was pleasantly surprised
to hear this disk, but to me, not even track is a gem.
1&2 The first two tracks are
very catchy dance like tunes with some interesting melody
work, more than I was expecting from PM.
3 The third track is a modern demoscene like track which
starts out ambient but breaks into a beat and soon the
demo synths kick in.
4 The fourth track is not very interesting but the female
singing is a nice change on this disc.
5 The fifth track is an interesting, self reflecting slow
track that I do like. There is some vox work near the
end of the track. While a mild track, it is a well made
6 Ahh the old classic, Starshine, possibly my favorite
oldskool PM track, so I was delighted to hear it. If you
know this song you'll love it as it was recreated PERFECTLY.
It's really refreshing to hear it in CD quality glory.
7 Another dance tune (in the style of the 1st two tracks)
but not as catching but yet not mindless like the bulk
of techno out there.
8 Again, another track that has it's roots in demoscene
music, with that mature feel to it. Overall it's a decent
track and I think you'll like it.
9 Another oldskool remake, perfectly recreated. This track
might only please the fans that know the original, people
that have never heard it before mind find the key work
annoying. This one put a smile on my face.
10 Yet another remake, and everybody will know this one...
unless they were just too young to be a spectator of the
scene. I have the original tracks but I haven't tried
a comparison, but I've listened to the originals only
a couple months ago and my mind tells be the recreation
is nearly perfect.
11 The only other track with singing. I find this track
superior to the other vocal song an this album. The song
is chilled with some acoustic work in it and a bassy synth.
It sounds like a really good Hoverphonic track possibly.
I'd say this is one of my top 3 tracks on the album.
12 Yup, it's a chip tune. And not a very appealing one
either. It sounds like a straight up NES chiptune with
16bit samples. Only true oldskoolers can appreciate it
but if you missed that part of the scene, you'll absolutely
hate it (unless you love NES chip music).
It's hard for me to get
too excited about this album, I feel it's one of those
albums I'll like a lot for about a week, then probably
never listen to again. I'd say about 3 of the songs are
gems that can stand on their own, and if you were into
the oldskool scene, you'll like another 2 or 3 tracks.
Considering the cost of the CD plus shipping it's hard
to say if it's worth the buy. Casual listeners I would
recommend you go elsewhere, but if you were into the scene
10+yrs ago, you might find this CD interesting."
- Travis Owens, USA
"Purple Motion Has To Be
One Of My favorite Trackers, And This CD Is Just A Wonderfull
All The CD Has A Demoscene Flavor, Very vivid, Melodic
And Intense. The Leads Are There In All Glory, And The
Beats Are Just Mood Lifting. In Addition To the Classic
Purple Motion Sound, You Have Now Lyrics On Some Songs,
And some Really Polished Sounds. I Highly Recommend this
Album. " - Ricardo de
"This is an excellent album
and one of my favourites. It's one of those rare albums
that you love right from the start. It is evident that
a lot of experience and emotion has gone into the production.
The tunes are very professional, yet at the same time
retaining some of the playfulness originating in classical
tracking music. The bold addition of 'Planet Fuzz' at
the end may be controversal, but if you're a hardcore
fan (like me), you'll certainly appreciate this wacky
tune (especially because of the way it was made.:)). All
in all a great album which will pop up in my stereo once
in a while for many years to come."
- Arne Heldal, Norway