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IRIS

IRIS is an Amiga demo group that was originally based in France (and later mostly in Denmark), and was born in late 1988 with their first release leaked in preview in January 1989. They were also the arrangers of the danish Scene Meeting parties. They recruited the entire Danish division of D-29, which means at least Darkhawk, other names are uncertain. ulrick is the musician of "Explora 3" (Infomedia). Today their undisputed leader is Darkhawk from Denmark. ulrick and ACE (now @lx) are members of FRequency (http://www.frequency.fr).

Members

Current

Denmark
Adonis (Henryk K., swap, 01/01)
Bifrost (gfx, 12/94-09/97)
Darkhawk (Christian Hviid, mainorg editor swap trade, ex D-29, new 01/94-01)
Flower (music, 12/94-09/97)
Nutman (music, 03/97-09/01)
Ransom (code raytrace, new 09/97-09/01)
Talpa (code, new 06/96-09/97)
Dr. Doom (code, ex Darkage, new early01-04/01) (formally Su5hi, and Cupid)
Norway
Junkhead (music, new 06/96-09/97)
MJ (Helge Brede, editor trade, 09/97)
Volcryn (Stian Sollie, swap pack, 09/97)
England
Xeron(Peter Gordon, code, 05/05)
Poland
Bubba (org code swap, doublememb Clan, late 96-09/97)
Ced (gfx, 09/97)
Digger (Tomsz Jankowski, swap, new 09/97)
Gilo (music, 96-09/97)
Spirol (code, 09/97)
Yon (gfx, new early00-09/00)
Matarazzo (gfx, 04/01)

Past

The people below are no longer members. The line was first drawn from a memberlist published in Eurochart #31 [11/97] then completed by Wiki contributors.

Denmark
Bird (Kaare Hansen, org music swap, ex Waldi/Oblivion, 94)
Chivas (code)
Daffy (swap)
Eniac (raytrace music swap trade, ex Opaque, new 06/96)
Illusion (ex Jewels)
Sanctum (Tobias, later Depth, 02/94-07/95)
Norway
Bridgeclaw (Henning, gfx, later Gods, 12/93-04/94)
Chauple (code, new 06/96)
Coroner (music, 02/94)
Dr.Deo (raytrace swap sysop, new early 94-02/94)
Hiace (swap)
Loop (swap, 02/94)
Pix (gfx, later Subspace, 04/96)
Radiance (music, new 06/96)
Salat (Ken Arve Hole, gfx swap, new early94-02/94)
Sidewinder (Petter, 02/94)
Sir Wok (Marius Karlsen, gfx, late95)
Spacehawk (swap pack 'A Pack of Fun', 02/94)
Stressball (music, new 06/96)
Zerox (Frode Hansen, swap pack 'Hit-Pack')
France
Ace (code music)
Amiga (game tester, 1988-)
Damokles (aka Chris, co-founder, organizer, pr, designer, swap 1988-. Later swap, 02/94)
Darklord (swap, 1988-)
D.Traumer (co-founder, code, music, gfx, 1988-)
Deflector (gfx)
Goofy (gfx)
Mandrake (code)
Ulrick (code music)
Zorro (code, 1988-)
Baltic
Ital (sysop, ex-music?, ex Saints, new 06/96)
Holland
Lard (swap, old handle War, 02/94)
SoNiK (swap trade)
Sweden
Atomic (gfx swap)
Coz (swap)
FAR
Gigabyte (Jon Johannesen, swap, 02/94)
England
BuZz (Jools Wills, code, 05/08/01 to 31/05/07)
Micky (code)
Trooper (trade)
Unknown
Arrogance (gfx music, 02/94)
DCG (sysop 'HIDDEN ISLAND')
Drac (music, 12/94)
Eagle (music, 02/94)
Kefner (den? code, 94)
Mr.Vain (ex Willow)
Quence (ex Impact)
Sixpack (ex Tonic, later Gods)
Zendar (Ricki, code, 02/94)
Zytrox (code, later Gods, 02/94)

Group History

1988
Iris was co-founded at the end of the year by Damokles (Chris, organizer) and D.Traumer (gfx, music, code), with original members Zorro (code), Darklord (swap) and Amiga (game tester), all based in France.
The name IRIS was itself an acronym for Illi Recentes ImperatoreS.
1989
Their first demo, 3 Z Demo, was leaked/distributed in preview on the 17th of January, which made them more widely known on the scene. For a short time in April/May, they were one of the subsidiaries/subsections of The Brainstormers, before they preferred to be independent.
1990
The group continued recruiting mainly in France and Denmark. This year they released at least four demos, a music disk, and several intros.
1991
More intros/demos/packs were released, in continuity of a long series for the Amiga, which ended much much later, at least in 2008.
1992
Digital Master left early 92.
1993
News in Eurochart #22 [11/93] that Bridgeclaw left to join Shamrock were probably untrue.
1994
The entire Danish division of D-29 joined Iris in january. This was at least Darkhawk, other names are uncertain. Dazl joined Investation early in the year.
1996
Swappers Sir Maxin (Svein H. Orjansen, swap, late95) and Peace (ger, 95) were kicked due to the bad contact with the other members in june. Also in june, Radix was kicked because of inactivity and Speed left to be independent.
1997
Baltic swapper Miko 63 (Michael Arvantis) was kicked because of a lack of contact. "World of Chips #4" [02/97], "World of Chips #5" [03/97], "Deep Bass Nine BBSTro" [03/97] was released. April saw the release of "Avatar #5" [04/97]. Danish sysop Azlan closed his board and left the scene. Danish swapper Adonis was kicked due to inactivity, but later returned to the group. Sticky joined with his board 'ORGANIZED CONFUSION', but was kicked again after a short while. Pudding was kicked due to inactivity. German musician Dascon regained scene inspiration, and after a short stay in Iris, he rejoined his old group Essence late in the year. "Delaytro" [10/97] was released to tell the world of the delay to their proposed party Scene Meeting 97, which is now to be held in february of 98. The intro also announced Ransom as a new member.
2000
Early in the year Cupid (code) joined from Darkage, Yon (gfx) joined while danish coder Hastur (96-) decided to leave the scene. Ransom's debut demo as a coder (he joined as a raytracer) "Abecedarian" [11/00] was released at TRSAC 00.5, where it finished 2nd in the competition.
2001
Just before the group travelled to the Mekka Symposium party in germany in april, three central members sadly decided to leave the group and the scene. Danes Bandy (gfx, 96-), Judas and finally veteran Tricktrax (code music) all left. The group released the demo "Light" [04/01] at MS, announcing the departure of the three, and also announced they were recruiting graphicians. Shortly after, graphician SuperK joined from Darkage. In may, English coder BuZz (webmaster at http://www.exotica.org.uk) joined. Yon's slideshow "The Puppets" [09/01] (ransom/yon/nutman) was released in september.


Releases

See IRIS/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

3 Z Demo preview by Iris (1989, 17 January, OCS Demo)

3 Z Demo preview
Credits 
code
Zorro
gfx
D. Traumer
design
Damokles
music
D. Traumer
Note
This was their very first demo, leaked/distributed as a preview. It helped announce the group's existence, and was the first of a long series.


Contactro Intro by Iris + Oblivion (1994, early, ECS Intro)

Contactro Intro
Credits 
code
Kefner
gfx
n/a
music
Bird


Exposure (1996, autumn, Slideshow)

Exposure
Credits 
code
Hastur
Talpa
gfx
Bandy
Bifrost
music
Flower
Gilo


Delaytro (1997, .10, AGA File)

Delaytro
Credits 
code
Hastur
Talpa
gfx
Bifrost
Ransom (objects)
music
Flower


Miracle #2 (Chartmag)

Miracle #2
Info
Their "Delaytro" explained how this would be released late 12/97 or early 02/98.
In fact, it was never released.


Scene Meeting 98 InvIntro 1.1 (1998, .01, AGA File)

Scene Meeting 98 InvIntro 1.1
Credits
code
Talpa
gfx
Bandy
music
n/a


Dansktop (1998, AGA Musicdisk)

Dansktop
Credits
code
Talpa
gfx
Bandy
Darkhawk (design)
music
Apollon
Cytron
Flower
Nutman


I-Surf (1999, Demo)

I-Surf
Info
Note: I'm not sure, but I'm guessing this is their The Party entry, which was not named in the results.


Abecedarian (2000, 04.11, Demo)

Abecedarian
Credits
code
Ransom
gfx
n/a
music
n/a
Info 
2nd in the TRSAC 00.5 demo competition.


Light (2001, 15.04, Demo)

Light
Credits
code
Cupid
Ransom
Tricktrax
gfx
Cupid
Matarazzo
music
"Close Encounters" (main) by Nutman
"Skubidubab" by TrickTrax (end)
Info 
13th in the Mekka Symposium 2001 demo competition.


The Puppets (2001, 15.09, AGA HD Multifile Slideshow)

The Puppets
Credits
code
Ransom
gfx
Yon
music
Nutman


BBS's

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Music in the UnExoticA collection

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

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