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Sanity is a Amiga demo group.

Sanity (old) (SNT, 1990-)

Sanity was an all-german demo group, born in March of 1990 by Panther (code) and Hawk (code), who quickly took in Vindicator (music) and Cruiser (gfx) as well. Their first production (presumably) was the musicdisk "Best Game Music Monthly #1" (March, 1990), which announced the birth of the group.

Sanity (new) (SNT, 1992-1996).

Sanity was rebuilt in 1992 by several of the original members, most of whom were in Rebels in the meantime.

The French members, musician Moby (Frederic Motte, 12/93) and graphician Ra (Oliver, both ex Dreamdealers, 08-12/93) ventured into professional careers. Moby secured a job at Mindscape in America, and Ra opened a comic shop in his home town in France. They both remained active on the PC scene for a while, in the group Nooon. You'd be well advised to check out these demos! (thanks to Essence's "ROM #4" for some info).

Members (old) (1990-)

Germany
Brainwave (trade sysop 'SPACE RATS')
Dieter B (code)
Erik (sysop)
Gash (music)
Ice (swap, 11/90)
Jeff (sysop)
Shadow (ex The Undertakers, new winter '90)
Sonic 1 (gfx)
Unknown
Killroy (gfx, '91)
Rys (gfx, '91)

Members (new) (1992-1996)

Germany
Cruiser (founder gfx)
Cthulhu (Jan Jessen, founder gfx)
Hawk (Stefan, founder code)
Panther (founder code)
Trasher (Oliver Plink, swap pack 'Trashpack', ex Panic, triplemember Bomb and Artwork)
Vindicator (founder code music)
16 Beat (Joachim Soppe, founder music)
France
Ronan (Clochard, code, ex Anarchy)
England
Havok (Steve, gfx)

Group History (old) (1990-)

1990
German musician Jester joined the group in November, after a short stay in Red Sector Inc. The demo "Dee Groove" by Panther was released at the Dexion X-Mas Conference '90 in December.
1991
Probably early in the year, the group released Jester's musicdisk "Fool's Gold", followed by the group's breakthrough demo, "Elysium" which came 3rd in the Amiga Convention Summit demo competition! The Fog (11/90) joined Bit Arts in the middle of the year.
When the group eventually died, its members were scattered. The biggest group of members, including Chaos (code, ex The Undertakers), Diddle (swap, ex Treacl), Zaphod (swap, ex Amaze), 16 Beat (music), Jester (music, ex Proton, new 10/90), Cthulu (gfx), Hawk (founder code), Cruiser (gfx), Vindicator (code, music) and Panther (founder code) left to form a new section of Rebels. They released the demo "Sanity Is Dead" under the Rebels label to announce this. Their stay in Rebels would be a short one, however, and soon most of these guys had formed the NEW Sanity, which also included several ex-members of the original Sanity, like musician Bit Arts (ex Red Sector Inc.) and coders Flosoft and Mr.Pet.
Unsorted
Mike D. (swap pack) joined Anarchy.
Germans Benni B. (music) and Slaxx got kicked.
Zodiac and Hi-Lite (old handle Bubbler) joined Vision Factory.

Group History (new) (1992-1996)

1992
Jester contributed music to the Anarchy demo "Flower Power", Winner of the Digital Symposium '92 demo competition!
1993
Danish swapper The Pride (ex Brainstorm, new ca 01/92) and Dutch swapper Kr'33 (ex Axis, swap pack "Femur Bundle" from Axis, new 09/92) both joined Lemon. in January.
1994
German coder Tron (ex Anarchy, 03/93-) left the group in early December to be independent. He later reconsidered his independence, and joined Artwork in the early days of '95. The end of December came and Chaos released "Roots" for The Party '94 demo competition (with some parts by Tron) to a disappointing 8th position.
1995
German musician Jester sent shockwaves through the Scene when he left for the primarily Finnish group Pygmy Projects, whom he'd contributed the tune "Cyberride" for their Assembly '94-winning demo "Extension"! After releasing their final demo in 1995, the group fell apart. Many of the best members left for other groups, and the few remaining ones grew inactive. It is uncertain whether the group technically died in 1995 or 1996, my conclusion is a guess.
1996
An interesting production surfaced in the pc demo competition at The Party 6, where Free Electronic Band (FEB) won with their demo "Alto Knallo". The demo was coded by former Sanity members Chaos (Dierk Ohlerich) and Mr.Pet (Peter Cukierski).
Unsorted
German graphician Cougar (08/93-96) first joined Artwork as a doublemember, but when Sanity died he became a fulltime member. He was responsible for many of the greatest graphics in Sanity demos, and won the graphics competition at The Party '93 with his fabulous "Dragonsun" picture.
German coder Zap (ex Coma, new R.A.W. #2) left to join Masque.
German musician Virgill (ex Surprise! Productions) joined TRSI.
German coder and musician Microforce (Joerg Simon, ex Coma) left the Scene.
German supercoder McDeal (Karsten Weiss, ex D-Tect) only participated in one demo for Sanity ("Arte") before deciding to leave the Scene altogether in late '94.
German megaswapper Exumer (Thomas Kopfmueller, ex Nuance) left the Scene in late '94.
Editors Disney (Martin, austria, ex Alcatraz) and TFG (Niels, denmark, ex Majic 12) both joined to work on Sanity's planned diskmag, but when those plans fell through they were both unceremoniously kicked (UPS #10).
The French section 'is now Ozone', according to EuroChart 15.
German musician Bit Arts (ex Sanity (old)) joined Complex (SLH #11).
Alex, sysop of 'BASE LINE' joined Zenith (R.A.W. #4).
German coder Flosoft (Florian Stuemann) left the Scene together with graphician Cthulhu (R.A.W. #4). Cthulu later returned, a.o. contributing pictures to the two "Roots" demos.
German coder Cosmos joined TRSI.
German swapper and one of the founders, Zaphod (Niels), was kicked.
German swapper and one of the founders, Diddle (Marc Vasters) left the Scene.

Releases

See Sanity/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

Best Game Music Monthly #1 (1990, 24.03, ECS Musicdisk)

Credits
code
Panther
gfx
Cruiser
music
"The Fly" by Vindicator (Protracker MOD format), various
Info
This production, featuring various ripped game music, announced Sanity's birth by Panther and Hawk.

Blah Blah I (1990, after 03.11, ECS Musicdisk)

Credits
code
Hawk
gfx
Cruiser, Hawk (blahlogo)
music
"All Points Bulletin", "Beyond the Ice Palace", "Bubble Bobble", "Cloud Kingdoms", "Cosmic Pirate", "Days of Thunder", "Empire Strikes Back", "Eye of Horus", "Ghostbusters", "Kid Gloves", "Kikstart II", "Leatherneck", "Leviathan", "Pandora", "Platoon", "Quadralien", "Return to Genesis", "Sentinel", "Snoopy", "Spitting Image" "Speedball", "Thundercats", "Whirligig" and "Xenon" by David Whittaker (Whittaker format)
Info
Released at the AmiExpo '90.

Oh Crinkey What A Shit (ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Chaos
gfx
Cruiser (logo), The Pride (font)
music
Bit Arts

Dee Groove (1990, 28.12, ECS File)

Credits
code
Panther
gfx
Cruiser
music
"Oblivion" by The Avatar/Zylon of AFL (Protracker MOD format)
Info
Released at the Dexion X-Mas Conference '90.

Sanity Kickstart Intro (1991, 22.01, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Hawk
gfx
Cruiser
music
Ben Daglish/independent (ripped)

Fool's Gold (1991, ECS Musicdisk)

Credits
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
"Breakout", "Children of Science", "Cubes of Silver", "Epilepsy", "Fast Food" by Jester.
Info
This is a real gem, Jester's first music disk! He would make one more, "Jesterday", later in his career.

Elysium - The Search for Anarchy (1991, 28.04, ECS File)

Credits
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
"Elysium" by Jester (ProTracker MOD format)
Info
3rd in the Amiga Convention Summit demo competition.

Flash for Fantasy (1991, ECS File)

Credits
code
Mr.Pet, Flosoft
gfx
Rys, Killroy, Mr.Pet
Music
16-Beat
Info
Released at Ami-Berlin-91.

Rosebud Party Slideshow (1991, .12, ECS Slideshow)

Info
Made at the Rosebud Meeting 11/91, released at Prime '91.

Turmoil (1991, 28.12, ECS Musicdisk)

Credits
code
Mr.Pet, Flosoft
gfx
Cougar
music
Bit Arts
Info
Released at The Party '91.

Fastest Demo (1992?, ECS File)

Credits
code
Mr.Pet
gfx
A.Christoulakis
music
Mr.Root

Jesterday (1992, 17.04, ECS Musicdisk)

Credits
code
Chaos
gfx
Cougar, HaVoK (titlepic)
music
Jester
Info
Winner of Shining 8's Eastern Party '92 demo competition!

Optimum Fuckup - Part I of the Confusion Trilogy (1992, 29.06, ECS File)

Credits
code
Chaos
gfx
Havok
music
"Optimum Fuckup" by Jester (Protracker MOD format)
Info
9th in the Hurricane Party demo competition.

World of Commodore 92 (1992, .11, ECS Trackmo)

Credits
code
Chaos, Mr. Pet
gfx
Cruiser
music
"Stardust Memories" by Jester, "Reachtech-No Limit" by Bit Arts
Info
2nd in the World of Commodore '92 compo.

Interference (1993, 05.01, ECS File)

Credits
code
Microforce, Cosmos
gfx
Cougar, Havok
music
Virgill/Masque (2 tunes in Prorunner 2.0 format).

Terminal Fuckup (1993, 27.03, ECS File)

Credits
code
Tron
gfx
Havok
music
Jester (Promizer 1.0c format).
Info
3rd in the CeBIT '93 demo competition.

Boggledop (1993, late, ECS File - 338 lha)

Credits
code
Tron
gfx
Havok, Sire/Lego (raytrace), Christine/Independent (pic)
music
"Crack The Eggshell" by Jester (Protracker MOD format)

Arte (1993, 28.12, ECS Trackmo)

Credits
code
Mr. Pet (main), Chaos, McDeal
gfx
Ra
music
"Livin' Insanity", "Elekfunk!" and "Mobyle" by Moby (Protracker MOD format)
Info
3rd in The Party '93 demo competition.

Hospital Since Friday! (1993, 28.12, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Tron
gfx
Cougar
music
"Spice It Up" by Jester (Protracker MOD format)
Info
16th in The Party '93 demo (!) competition.

Roots (1994, 27.12, AGA Trackmo)

Credits
code
Chaos (main), Mr.Pet, Sire/Lego, Tron/Independent
gfx
Cougar, Cthulhu, Oliver R. Wilke/Independent (anim)
music
"Harm Me With Harmony" by Jester (Protracker MOD format)
Info
8th in The Party '94 demo competition.

Roots 2.0 Final Version (1995, 23.04, ECS/AGA 020+ Trackmo)

Credits
code
Chaos, Mr.Pet
gfx
Cougar, Cthulhlu
music
"Harm Me With Harmony" and "Relentless Rage" by Jester (Protracker MOD format)
Info
2nd in the Black Box Symposium '95 demo competition.

Music in the UnExoticA collection

The following demos in the UnExoticA collection were created by Sanity.

Demo Year Party
Arte 1993 The Party '93
A BBS Intro 1991
Best Game Sound #1 1990
Boggledop 1993
Chess Board 1990
Dee Groove 1990 Dexion X-Mas Conference '90
Elysium - The Search for Anarchy 1991 Amiga Convention Summit
Fastest Demo 1991
Flash for Fantasy 1991
Fool's Gold 1991 CeBIT '91
Hospital Since Friday! 1993 The Party '93
Interference 1993
Jesterday 1992 Eastern Party '92
Oh Crinkey What A Shit 1990 The Party '91
Optimum Fuckup 1992 Hurricane and Brutal Summer Party '92
Roots 2.0 1995 Black Box Symposium '95
Terminal Fuckup 1993 CeBIT '93
Thunderbold 1990
Trash Pack no.21 1993
Turmoil 1991 The Party '91
Velveteen 1992
World of Commodore 1992 World of Commodore '92
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