Sanity is a Amiga demo group.
- 1 Sanity (old) (SNT, 1990-)
- 2 Sanity (new) (SNT, 1992-1996).
- 3 Members (old) (1990-)
- 4 Members (new) (1992-1996)
- 5 Group History (old) (1990-)
- 6 Group History (new) (1992-1996)
- 7 Releases
- 7.1 Best Game Music Monthly #1 (1990, 24.03, ECS Musicdisk)
- 7.2 Blah Blah I (1990, after 03.11, ECS Musicdisk)
- 7.3 Oh Crinkey What A Shit (ECS Intro)
- 7.4 Dee Groove (1990, 28.12, ECS File)
- 7.5 Sanity Kickstart Intro (1991, 22.01, ECS Intro)
- 7.6 Fool's Gold (1991, ECS Musicdisk)
- 7.7 Elysium - The Search for Anarchy (1991, 28.04, ECS File)
- 7.8 Flash for Fantasy (1991, ECS File)
- 7.9 Rosebud Party Slideshow (1991, .12, ECS Slideshow)
- 7.10 Turmoil (1991, 28.12, ECS Musicdisk)
- 7.11 Fastest Demo (1992?, ECS File)
- 7.12 Jesterday (1992, 17.04, ECS Musicdisk)
- 7.13 Optimum Fuckup - Part I of the Confusion Trilogy (1992, 29.06, ECS File)
- 7.14 World of Commodore 92 (1992, .11, ECS Trackmo)
- 7.15 Interference (1993, 05.01, ECS File)
- 7.16 Terminal Fuckup (1993, 27.03, ECS File)
- 7.17 Boggledop (1993, late, ECS File - 338 lha)
- 7.18 Arte (1993, 28.12, ECS Trackmo)
- 7.19 Hospital Since Friday! (1993, 28.12, ECS Intro)
- 7.20 Roots (1994, 27.12, AGA Trackmo)
- 7.21 Roots 2.0 Final Version (1995, 23.04, ECS/AGA 020+ Trackmo)
- 8 Music in the UnExoticA collection
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-)
- 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)
- Killroy (gfx, '91)
- Rys (gfx, '91)
Members (new) (1992-1996)
- 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)
- Ronan (Clochard, code, ex Anarchy)
- Havok (Steve, gfx)
Group History (old) (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.
- 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.
- 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)
- Jester contributed music to the Anarchy demo "Flower Power", Winner of the Digital Symposium '92 demo competition!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- See Sanity/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.
Best Game Music Monthly #1 (1990, 24.03, ECS Musicdisk)
- This production, featuring various ripped game music, announced Sanity's birth by Panther and Hawk.
Blah Blah I (1990, after 03.11, ECS Musicdisk)
- Cruiser, Hawk (blahlogo)
- "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)
- Released at the AmiExpo '90.
Oh Crinkey What A Shit (ECS Intro)
- Cruiser (logo), The Pride (font)
- Bit Arts
Dee Groove (1990, 28.12, ECS File)
- Released at the Dexion X-Mas Conference '90.
Sanity Kickstart Intro (1991, 22.01, ECS Intro)
- Ben Daglish/independent (ripped)
Fool's Gold (1991, ECS Musicdisk)
- "Breakout", "Children of Science", "Cubes of Silver", "Epilepsy", "Fast Food" by Jester.
- 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)
- "Elysium" by Jester (ProTracker MOD format)
- 3rd in the Amiga Convention Summit demo competition.
Flash for Fantasy (1991, ECS File)
- Mr.Pet, Flosoft
- Rys, Killroy, Mr.Pet
- Released at Ami-Berlin-91.
Rosebud Party Slideshow (1991, .12, ECS Slideshow)
- Made at the Rosebud Meeting 11/91, released at Prime '91.
Turmoil (1991, 28.12, ECS Musicdisk)
- Mr.Pet, Flosoft
- Bit Arts
- Released at The Party '91.
Fastest Demo (1992?, ECS File)
Jesterday (1992, 17.04, ECS Musicdisk)
- Cougar, HaVoK (titlepic)
Optimum Fuckup - Part I of the Confusion Trilogy (1992, 29.06, ECS File)
- 9th in the Hurricane Party demo competition.
World of Commodore 92 (1992, .11, ECS Trackmo)
- 2nd in the World of Commodore '92 compo.
Interference (1993, 05.01, ECS File)
Terminal Fuckup (1993, 27.03, ECS File)
- 3rd in the CeBIT '93 demo competition.
Boggledop (1993, late, ECS File - 338 lha)
Arte (1993, 28.12, ECS Trackmo)
- 3rd in The Party '93 demo competition.
Hospital Since Friday! (1993, 28.12, ECS Intro)
- 16th in The Party '93 demo (!) competition.
Roots (1994, 27.12, AGA Trackmo)
- 8th in The Party '94 demo competition.
Roots 2.0 Final Version (1995, 23.04, ECS/AGA 020+ Trackmo)
- 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.
|Arte||1993||The Party '93|
|A BBS Intro||1991|
|Best Game Sound #1||1990|
|Dee Groove||1990||Dexion X-Mas Conference '90|
|Elysium - The Search for Anarchy||1991||Amiga Convention Summit|
|Flash for Fantasy||1991|
|Fool's Gold||1991||CeBIT '91|
|Hospital Since Friday!||1993||The Party '93|
|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|
|Trash Pack no.21||1993|
|Turmoil||1991||The Party '91|
|World of Commodore||1992||World of Commodore '92|
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