Brainstorm

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Brainstorm (BRS, 1988-1993)

Members

SWI 
The Accused (Vermesser Mussler, code editor, ex Setrox, 10/89-08/90)
Bird (code, ex Axxis, new 89-06/90)
Chester (Andre Schelker, founder gfx, 05/89-08/90)
Com (code, 10/89-06/90)
E.S.A. (code, 10/89)
Fly (code, ex The Perfects, new late90)
Grubi (music, 05/89-08/90)
Luke (code, 10/89-06/90)
Majestic (founder code, 05/89-08/90)
Odie (gfx sysop 'CHEESELINE', 10/89-08/90)
Oli (gfx, old handle Olivision, 05/89-04/90)
Orlando (Orlando Budelacci, code, new 89-08/90)
Scattergold (10/89-06/90)
Sky (code)
Spirit (swi? music, 12/89-02/90)
Taskmaster (swap, new 03-04/90)
The Edge (02-04/90)
Truxion (gfx, 05/89-08/90)
GER :
Shadow (swap, 10/89-08/90)
DEN 
Droid (music)
 ??? 
Barrax (ex Extreme)
Cobold (swi? 10/89)
Extabulator
Mac
Mad Freak (ex Deadlock)
Phazer
Scott (swi? music, 90)
Top Azz
Voyager

Group History

Brainstorm was formed a short while before may 1989 by Chester (gfx) and Majestic (code), and their first release was "Lazer Roll" (05/89). During the summer they recruited more members (like Orlando), and at the end of the summer vacation they were joined by the entire group Axxis. This group had both a Swiss and German section, but the German section was found to be substandard and was forced to leave after a while. Another member, swapper Joker, left the scene soon after.

They had by now started planning what would become a legendary diskmag, "Zine". It was originally conceptuated as a cooperation between Brainstorm and another big Swiss group at the time, Setrox, but the latter eventually decided against being part of the project. Due to this, their coder The Accused, who DID believe in the project, left them to join Brainstorm. The first issue was released in october. They were now a totally Swiss group again, except from two members (Shadow, Yankee) in Germany.

Sometime between issue 3 [02/90] and 4 [04/90] they decided to kick their German writer Yankee (10/89-02/90) because he wasn't productive enough. He was a freelance writer for D.I.S.C. for a while before finally joining Addonic around 07/90. Also two new members joined, SixPack (old handle Angledust) and Taskmaster, which left them with only one non-Swiss member, Shadow. Swiss members Sixpack (old handle Angeldust, new 03-06/90) and Mr.Frost then left late 90.

1992 
Danish swapper The Pride (ex Flash Productions) left for Sanity around january. A finnish section was opened around january, with Phazer, Extabulator, Hoover, Mac, Top Azz and Voyager as members. The finnish adventure was shortlived however, after Hoover left for Rebels and the section died pretty quickly. After this experience the group decided to have no more foreign members, and went 100% swiss again.
1993 
Brainstorm died in the end of 1993, after some key members - Axel (music, ex The Perfects, new late90), Tin (gfx, new 03/92) and Rob Rose (code, 91) - found some things said in diskmags by Orlando, Chester and Oli stupid. They felt that the name of Brainstorm had been tainted by these interviews, and decided to declare the group dead. So the three members instead started a new group called Brainstorm Productions, with the intention to make a better, more demo-oriented group. Ofcourse, their plans never became what they had imagined, and Brainstorm Productions never released a single thing.
  • Swiss graphician Peace (ex The Perfects, new late90) joined Scoopex late 92/early 93.

Releases

See Brainstorm/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

Metamorphosis (ECS Demo)

Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
Peace
music
Axel

Lazer Roll (1989, .05, ECS Demo)

Credits 
code
Majestic
gfx
Olivision, Chester, Truxton
music
Grubi

Metal Demo (1989, ECS Demo)

Sound Disk (1989, ECS Musicdisk)

Zine #1 (1989, .10, ECS Multifile Diskmag)

Credits 
code
The Accused
gfx
Chester
music
"Zine-Sound" by Spirit (4ch MOD format)
editor
The Accused, Majestic

Zine #2 (1989, 10.12, ECS Multifile Diskmag)

Credits 
code
The Accused
gfx
Chester, Olivision (coop title)
music
"Zine-Sound II" by Grubi & Spirit (4ch MOD format)
editors
The Accused, Majestic
Info 
Released at the Brainstorm/D-Tect party.

Zine issue #3 (1990, 07.02, ECS Multifile Diskmag)

Credits 
code
The Accused
gfx
Chester, Olivision (coop title)
music
"Zine-Sound III" by Grubi (4ch MOD format)
editors
The Accused, Majestic

Megademo (1990, 21.04, ECS Megademo, 2 disks)

Credits 
code
Luke, Bird
gfx
n/a
music
"A.L.II" by Spirit, "Blizzard" and "F.E. Backup1" by Grubi and Spirit, "Jamming", "Loader" by Grubi, "Points of Echo" and "Street" by Scott, "Sparrings" by Spirit
Info 
Released at the RSI, AFL and Spectral party 90.

Zine #4 (1990, 21.04, ECS Multifile Diskmag)

Credits 
code
The Accused
gfx
Chester, Oli (coop title)
music
"Zine Sound IV" by Spirit (4ch MOD format)
editor
Orlando
Info 
Released at the Red Sector Inc, Alpha FLight and Spectral party 90.

Zine #5 (1990, 03.06, ECS Multifile Diskmag)

Credits 
code
The Accused
gfx
Chester, Oli
music
"White Song II" by Grubi (4ch MOD format)
editor
Orlando
Info 
Released at the Alcatraz Pentcoast party

Zine #6 (1990, 20.08, ECS Multifile Diskmag)

Credits 
code
The Accused
gfx
Chester
music
"Black and White" by Grubi
editor
The Accused

Another Dream (1990, .08, ECS Demo)

Solid Communication (1990, .01, ECS Demo)

Zine issue #8 (1991, 15.01, ECS Diskmag)

Zine issue #9 (1991, ECS Diskmag)

Zine issue #10 (1991, ECS Diskmag)

Sounddisk II - The Best of Grubi (1991, ECS Musicdisk)

Blitter Miracle (1991, late, ECS File)

Credits 
code
Rob Rose
gfx
n/a
music
Axel

Zine issue #11 (pre 1992, .02, ECS Diskmag)

Info 
Issue 11 was the last issue ever released. The diskmag throne was soon claimed by R.A.W...

Musicland (1992 late/1993 early, ECS Musicdisk)

Credits 
code
Rob Rose
gfx
Tin
music
Axel
Info 
ONLY works with fake fast!

Musicland 2 (1993, ECS Musicdisk)

Credits 
code
Rob Rose
gfx
Tin, Peace
music
Axel