Polka Brothers

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Polka Brothers (1993-)

Polka Brothers were originally born mostly as a Danish joke group with members doublejoining in from other groups. The original memberlist, as shown in POLKA BROTHER? demo, were Airwalk/Kefrens, Vention/Kefrens, Easley/Parasite, Twilight/Desire, Mount/Parasite and Dice/Kefrens. Of these, Twilight later left the scene to make game music for Craftgold. Polka Brothers will definitely live on in the annals of demo history as one of the crews that brought humour to demos in a big way. Together with the pioneers Budbrain and Melon., these are probably the FUNNIEST groups!

Danish coder Airwalk was totally gone from the scene for two years, from 1995 to 1997, but now seems to be doing a comeback of sorts! The reason for Airwalk's disappearance was that he had to serve in the army. Apparently, he liked it there and stayed for two years! He is now back, however, has picked up coding again, and will probably be releasing something for the Polka Brothers in the near future! Thanks to SCA for some information!

Members

Denmark
Airwalk (Jesper Knudsen, founder code, ex Kefrens, new[1], 08/93-98)
Devilstar (gfx, doublemember of Virtual Dreams, '95)
Easley (gfx swap, ex Parasite)
Gargoyle (code, ex Parasite, 12/94)
Julius (music, ex Lemon., '95)
Merge (Anders E. Hansen, code, ex Kefrens, old handle Laxity, new 12/94-95)
Mount (Tage Majland, gfx, ex Parasite, 04/94-12/95)
Pixie (gfx, ex Parasite, 12/94-12/95)
SCA (Lasse Bodilsen, code, '95)
Slide (music, ex Parasite, 04/94-12/95)
Zinko (Jack Dandanell, swap, ex Kefrens, new 04/94-95)
Germany
Argon (code, ex Complex, new 12/94-95)
Crash (Marco Schultz, code, ex Complex, later Farbrausch PC new 12/94-95)
Crazy Crack (Boris Fornefeld, code, ex Complex, new 12/94-12/95)
Chromag (Timm Albers, music, later Essence, 12/94-95)
Unknown
Colin (gfx, 04-12/94)
Omar (music, '94)
Vandrup (gfx, 12/94-12/95)

Group History

1994
At The Gathering in early April, the group released the demo "Friday At Eight" [04/94], which finished third in the competition. Additionally, danish coder SCA joined the group at this party. Danish coder Vention (ex Kefrens) left to work for FunCom in Norway this year, seemingly ending his scene career. He did briefly reappear around 1997-98, as a member of Scoopex. Four german ex-Complex members (Raw Style, Crash, Argon and Crazy Crack) teamed up in December, one of which promptly won The Party '94 intro competition for them!
1995
German coder Raw Style (ex Complex, new 12/94) left early this year to join Lego. Danish musician Tivurr (ex Kefrens, old handle Dice) joined Movement. This seems unlikely, given that he worked on "No!" [12/95]... Perhaps he later rejoined?

Releases

See Polka Brothers/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

Megademuuuh (1993, Demo)

Polka Brother? (1993, .08, AGA Intro)

Credits
code
Airwalk/Kefrens.
gfx
Airwalk/Kefrens.
music
Airwalk/Kefrens.
Info
Released at the Melon Dezign - The Birthday Party '93.

Friday At Eight (1994, 03.04, AGA File)

Credits
code
Airwalk
gfx
Mount, Colin
music
"Goy Stole Final re3" by Slide, n/a by Dice
Info
3rd in The Gathering '94 demo competition.

Gevalia (1994, 25.06, Demo)

Credits
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
"Stave 2Kontrol Awk" by Slide
Info
2nd in the South Sealand '94 demo competition.

Bobble Trouble (1994, 25.06, AGA File)

Credits
code
SCA
gfx
Devilstar, Dize/The Silents
music
"Courtsofchaos" by Omar/independent (Protracker MOD format)
Info
6th in the South Sealand '94 demo competition

Noname (1994, 25.06, AGA File)

Credits
code
Vention, Laxity (additional)
gfx
Devilstar, Pixie, TNT
music
"1" by Slide
Info
Released at South Sealand '94. Devilstar's indian picture is cool!

Blob (1994, late, Slideshow)

Credits
Code
Airwalk
Gfx
Pixie
Music
Tivurr, Slide

Alone (1994, late, File)

Credits
Code
Gargoyle
Gfx
n/a
Music
n/a

Love Me Daddy (1994, 13.11, Demo)

Info
14th in the Gelloween '94 demo competition.

4k0 (1994, 28.12, 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Crash
gfx
Mount
music
Chromag
Info
Winner of The Party '94 40k intro competition!

The Prey (1994, 28.12, AGA Multifile, 2 disks)

Credits
code
Airwalk, Merge
gfx
Colin, Pixie, Vandrup, Devilstar/Virtual Dreams
music
Slide
Info
6th in The Party '94 demo competition.

Twisted (1994, 28.12, AGA 2MB Trackmo, 4 disks)

Credits
code
Gargoyle
gfx
Pixie, Slide, Colin, Vandrup
music
Slide
Info
2nd in The Party '94 Wild competition. Utilizes external disk drives.

BlackBox-Symposium Party Invitation (1995, early, AGA File)

Credits
code
Crash, Argon
gfx
Gandalf/Phantasm
music
Noodles/Phantasm
Info
Cooperation with Phantasm.

Facts (1995, 26.05, File)

Herb! (1995, 09.07, AGA 64k Intro)

Credits
code
Crash, Argon
gfx
none
music
Tivurr/Movement (Art of Noise 4 channel format)
Info
Winner of the South Sealand '95 64k intro competition!

Creep (1995, 28.12, AGA? 40k Intro)

Info
Cooperation with Artwork, see there. Winner of The Party 5 40k Intro competition!

No! (1995, 28.12, AGA ?MB File)

Credits
code
Crazy Crack
gfx
Crazy Crack, Pixie, Mount, Vandrup
music
"Spritzstunden.5" (main) and "Nature And A Doll" (end) by Slide, Tivurr (both Trackerpacker 3 format)
Info
9th in The Party 5 demo competition.

Music in the UnExoticA collection

The following demos in the UnExoticA collection were created by Polka Brothers.

Demo Year Party
Friday at Eight 1994 The Gathering '94
Gevalia 1994 South Sealand '94
No! 1995 The Party 5
Zinko Unknown
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References

  1. Upstream/Balance, 1995-02-20