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Bruno R.I.P.

(BitJam Radio had an evening dedicated to Bruno on February 19th 2008)

Sceners mourn the loss of Bruno (Jussi Pietilä), former member of groups like Gate, Anarchy, Cyberiad and SCUP. Whether or not you like his music, he must be considered one of the most innovative minds of scenemusic of that era.

It is always sad when someone passes away and even more so when you have spent your youth (and later, too) enjoying this person's music, as I'm sure many of us here have done. We here at BitFellas and BitJam can only express our deepest sympathy to family and friends. Take some time to write a message in our forum thread and why not queue up some of his music in your favourite player meanwhile?

Here are a few words Bruno had to say about his own songs in the scrolltext of Bruno's Music Box 3, it gives you some insight into this creative marvel of a music mind:

A true story of Finnish tundra orchestra. told by a sick mind.

An introduction to the world of organs and brass sections:my second love.

A bad trip inside minimoog. the inspiration came in a way from chevy chase.

Tune filled with emotion. This piece is made for real life. which means:
i like Eric Satie. Flute is not so strange to me fortunately. as you know robert.

Imagine yourself on an island. Probably no one has been there before.
Then you suddenly hear some high sounds. they mysteriously takes your
brains with them. This is:doctor x. No one else.

Emotional disturbation
A typical finnish macho music. With two macho men singing. guess who they are.
Inspired by:jarno jarno machojarno love boat frederick armi und danny.
This is the only serious tune we have made in our lifes. Choir: Funk boys.

On the road
A very old tune. in fact older than mbox two !!! made by watchman of complex
Maniac plus me. long live helkama.

And 2 screenshots from this music disk:


Thanks to 4T Thieves, who was a close friend of Bruno/Anarchy for granting us the rights to use material from:
"4T's small tribute page to Bruno"

4T about Bruno:
Bruno was a scene legend in the Amiga scene days, creating inspirational and ground breaking tracks using samples from, well, anywhere he could find! I`ve included a link to uralvolgafine which is one of my own personal favorites and also a link to a selection of some of his tracks (in ogg format) in a zip archive. Give them a listen and imagine how he created these tracks using only 4 channels of audio!

Bruno (or Jussi) was a nice guy - generous, friendly and great fun to hang around.

I spent several enjoyable weekends visiting Jussi and his family in Finland way back in 1992/93 and what follows are a few pictures I took at the time of the man himself, and the Amiga he composed his famous works on.

A tribute page made by 4T Thieves

4T's small tribute page to Bruno / Anarchy who sadly passed away in March 2008

Jussi with his girlfriend at the time (sorry, her name is lost in the mists of time).
He obviously had a keen interest in artwork then and even showed me some of his creations which were pretty impressive.

Jussi outside his home in Summer 1992.
I seem to remember that we could walk for miles and still be in his back garden!

The machine that his legendary tracks were created on! Disorganisation = genius. Not entirely sure why he took the case off - I vaguely remember that he said it was due to overheating or for fun.

On the train to visit Assembly 93. Jussi obviously was meditating before meeting his fans. Funnily enough, some drunk old guy turned up and gave us all daisies to put in our hair. We went along with it, being in a drunken stupour at the time. I forget the other guys name (if you see this, send it in!). Assembly 93 was a bit of a wash out - we were banned from entering due to having excessive amounts of alcohol in our possession, and the security said they would drink it themselves if they took it - so, we sat outside, surrounded by lots of nice girls, talking about music and generally enjoying ourselves..

An example of the daisies we all got given (being modeled by unnamed scener)

Jussi was an inspiration to an entire generation of multimedia producers who still, now, produce professional works after learning their trade on the Amiga. This page will remain as a tribute to him.
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