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Relax #11 (1995, .07, Diskmag).
info: Some controversy was caused over RRR's title picture, which some
individuals claimed was a converted copy of SEQ/TRSI's "Farfunda" on the
amiga. It was in fact hand-pixeled on the c64, as explained in the
following issue's editorial, but BASED on that picture.
Relax september edition [#12] (1995, 30.09, Diskmag).
code: Fuben/Oxyron, gfx: RRR/Oxyron (main), Skid Row/ex Alpha Flight 1970
(charset), music: Pri/Oxyron, editors: Marc/Alpha Flight 1970 (main1),
Max/Alpha Flight 1970 (main2), RRR/Oxyron (main3), Deff/Avantgarde, Fuben/
Oxyron, Pri/TIA/Oxyron, Scroll/Megastyle Productions.
review: Make no mistake, Relax is an extremely attractive magazine. It
benefits greatly from the pixling talents of RRR, as well as from the
coding talents of Fuben. It all comes together in a mag that looks damn
good, from intro to menu outfit. The overall design of the mag -
graphically and userfriendly-wise - is also extremely good. There is
simply VERY hard to make a mistake with a layout this clean and clear-cut.
Just perfect :) If this sounds like I'm laying a lot of praise on the
audio-visual aspects of this mag, then that's because I do! ;)
The main reading screen is slightly less visually striking, being
actually text-only. Having said that, Relax has used a very readable,
excellent proportional font, stretching the entire length of the screen
from left to right. Various minor graphical effects (rulers, bullets and
the like) help keep things organized, and the entire read is smoothly
scrolled vertically by using the joystick for an enjoyable and relaxing
Another thing that puts this mag above the rest is how extremely well-
written it is. We've been used to accepting some dodgy english from
diskmags in the past, but this mag is certainly a cut above the rest in
this respect. This issues editorial content includes the usual news (rrr),
release charts (marc, deff), board charts (marc, rrr), mail charts (rrr),
interview with Duke/ex Regina (rrr), Back to the Roots (rrr), Demo Reviews
(Byterapers "Extremes", Beyond Force "7 Years" - scroll, fuben, pri, rrr),
Open Letter and finally advertisements. In fact, I feel this issue has
struck a pretty perfect nerve of how much reading material a regular mag
like this should contain. Not too much, not too little.
Though Max and Marc are the two ranking editors in the credits, there is
little doubt that this is entirely RRR's mag. He made the look, and he
wrote (or co-wrote) most of the articles. This was Deff's last issue as a
regular editor, as he secured a new job at the record company DMG Ariola,
and was forced to move to Berlin. [glenn]
Relax #13 (1995, 20.11, Diskmag).
info: Proposed release date.
Relax #14 (1995, 31.12, Multifile Diskmag).
code: Fuben/Oxyron, gfx: RRR/Oxyron, Skid Row/ex AFL (charset), music:
Angee/Therapy, Arne/AFL'70, editors: Marc/AFL'70, Max/AFL'70, RRR/Oxyron.
info: Intro counts down to new year, then starts fireworks. Good music and
excellent font in the intro. Also great mag music.
Relax february edition [#15] (1996, 25.02, Multifile Diskmag).
INT - code: n/a, gfx: rrr/Oxyron, music: Zardax/Origo Dreamline.
MAG - code: Fuben/Oxyron, gfx: rrr/Oxyron, Skid Row/Alpha Flight 1970
(charset), music: "Retrograd" by Zardax/Origo Dreamline, editor:
review: Another graphically stunning intro opens the 15th edition of
Relax; rrr once again proves he is one of the very best artists working in
the scene today. The background picture for the textplotter in the intro
is rendition of a fantasy picture, possibly (but don't hold me to this)
originally done by Boris Vallejo - of three women posing, almost as trees,
with some actual trees in the background. Amiga artist Archmage/Andromeda
won The Gathering 93 graphics competition with a rendition of this same
The mag itself still looks smashing, and carries its clean design from
earlier editions. The logo used for the menu this time is another great
one from rrr. Little or nothing appears to have changed in the code since
the last reviewed issue (#12). Editorially, apart from the usual news and
charts, we can read an in-depth and interesting interview with Metal/
Vibrants, as well as reviews of some recent demos. A good issue, though
perhaps not an outstanding one. [glenn]
Relax #23 Winter 98 (1998, 01.02, Diskmag).
editors: Marc/AFL, RRR/Oxyron, Violator/AFL.
Relax #24 spring 98 (1998, 13.05, Diskmag).