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Artist Statistics

  • i Modules in Archive: 68
  • i Overall Member Rating: 4.5 (from 4 comments).
  • i Overall Reviewer Rating: 0 (from 0 reviews).
  • i Total Downloads: 44770
  • i Stats Updated: 2021-04-11 05:01:42
  • information icon Modarchive ID: 69117
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Who I Am

I'm Arcturus - I am an American who tracked actively between 1996 and 1999. I have lived most of my life in the Pacific Northwest. I started writing with Scream Tracker, later moved on to Impulse Tracker, and did one or two songs on Modplug Tracker. I don't have much time for composing music anymore, but when I do, I use Renoise nowadays.

My Songs

I have, as of this writing, 66 completed songs in S3M or IT format. They are all on Modarchive, or will be soon if any are missing. Yep, even my early songs when I didn't know what I was doing. My songs can be divided into five distinct groups. The later you go, the better the average quality.

Earliest Songs
May-June 1996

My earliest works, most of which are low-quality.

Outcast, Calm, Enigma, The Arcturus Theme Song, Segue, Knights of the Round, Apocalyptic Reprisal

Nucleus Songs
June-September 1996

Sometime in the summer of 1996 I joined Nucleus Software, a small group of teenagers that worked on code, music, and other art projects. In this stage I started learning how to craft music and at some point switched from Scream Tracker to Impulse Tracker.

Cellular Magnetic, Outcast 2, CPDP, Aquatic Jive, Kryptonite Arsenal, Oh the Suspense, The Unbrunchables, Willy Universe, Echo's Call Remix, Colony Rigel 3, We Will Not Go Quietly, Delta, Inclined, Unplugged and Eating a Grapefruit, The Arcturus Theme Song 2, Indigestion, SciFi Trade^2, Here I Am! Now Grovel!, Spacemaker 2000, Drum Solo

Quasar Songs
Fall 1996-Spring 1997

In the fall of 1996, I created Quasar Music Productions, a branch of Nucleus Software that would focus exclusively on music. I was composing mostly in Impulse Tracker at this point, and though my songs still had issues, I was starting to develop my skills.

Flight Through the Clouds, The Fantasticks, Dark Star, Ghoulies and Ghosties, Unparalleled World, UGF, Time and Eternity, Pretzelstock, The Ethereal Plane, Pacific Lights, Jade, Sorrow's Undoing, Eruption, Valor

Shattered Fixtures Songs
Spring 1997-Summer 1998

In 1997, I joined Shattered Fixtures, which was a larger group that focused on releasing to a broader internet audience. The group's hub was Kim's Mod Page, which was a relatively well-known site at the time. It was a good group of similarly-skilled trackers for me to be a part of.

Panoramic, Zustand Vortrefflichkeit, Outcast the Third, In Pieces, Light of the World, Gymkata, March of the Silhouettes, Translucence, These Animals Hunt Back, Gravity, The Creeping House, An Arcturus Christmas, Solitude, Outback Twilight, Skyline, Unspoken Thoughts, Jungle Trek, Swingshift, Indefinite Radiant

Independent Songs
1999 onward

Shattered Fixtures fizzled out sometime in late 1998, and I was left groupless. To make matters worse, the Hornet Archive had shut down. I didn't know where to release my music anymore. I composed these songs independently, because I still liked to make music.

Horizons Below, Ascension, Dayscream, Pray for Rain, Leaving it all Behind, Rocky Plateau

Last Thoughts

Thanks for looking at my artist page. While I was never a big name in the demoscene, I'm fond of the music that I did create, and I'm glad I got to be a (very) small part of the tracker community.

arcturus's messages

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From: arcturus
18:25 on 25th January 2021

So, I uploaded the entirety of my works that were not here already. I decided if this is a mod archive, I might as well archive all my mods here. Even the bad ones, which is most of them. I will never upload "Barney Massacre" however.

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