Five Musicians is/was one of the most prominent music groups of the North America
n music (mod
) scene. It's had in its group many great trackers: Necros
, Big Jim
, and Hunz
. Many of these members either were before the group or are now involved in the production of music as a career.
Though the group is now inactive, it is well known in all regions of the music scene. You will no doubt be able to find FM's tracks on any decent demoscene archive
Five Musicians' URL: < http://www.fm.org > | < http://www.fm.org/music/index.html >
Biography as stated in their site (recent only up until 1998, though they've pretty much been inactive since, except for Hunz's releases):
FM is a one-year old group of musicians dedicated to the task of providing the scene
quality musical productions. We try to be more than just your everyday music group, by working on many of our productions in cooperation with each other. Since our creation in early February 1995, we have been working hard to explore both our artistic talent
s, and to break new ground in the area of digitally tracked music
FM was formed in February 1995 by Necros
after chatting on the phone one day and realizing hat starting a good scene music group would be both fun and productive for the both of us. Necros called up Basehead
and he seemed to be quite pleased with the idea and offered his services. And thus with a solitary 'woop' FM was begun. Originally we wanted to call the group 'o' per Mellow-D's request, but soon we invited Big Jim
to join and he suggested 'FM' as a name. Luckily by this time we had acquired the perfect number of musicians, and the name stuck.
Necros quickly released "Realization II
" under the FM label, and things began to move along nicely. After a few more releases by members, Mellow-D invited Purple Motion
to join. At that time we became aware of just how fortuitous it was that both 'four' and 'five' started with the letter 'F'. So thus we became Five Musicians.
Things now were looking great, and Mellow-D released a musicdisk compilation of older tunes he had written called 'Kaktoos
'. Weeks passed and the FM e-mail address was activated at firstname.lastname@example.org (Mellow-D's computer - moved to fm.org nowadays). Unfortunately, we realized that Purple Motion was proving to be both unreachable and unproductive, so we politely dismissed him from the group.
Thus we were once again Four Musicians. After languishing in this deplorable state for a few more weeks, we came upon a brilliant young musician from OTM
. Listening to his stuff, we realized that we had to snatch up this fine young fellow before he fell prey to the sinister lurkings of some european demo group
. He accepted our invitation, and there was once again happiness and joy in the land of the music scene
Then in the midst of the very poor The Party 1995
, we acquired yet another brilliant shooting star. Having made the Hit Song of TP5, Spaceman
joined FM in a glorious setting of 3000 computer nerds. Stalker left us to pursue other musical lines somewhat after.
joined us finally on IRC
in March, 1996, and Basehead came back from his pension to join again as a full member, and at the same time Big Jim was politely dismissed (we'll miss ya!).
Vic left FM in October, 1996. After wandering around for about a week, we decided we wanted Wave
in FM. Actually, we were thinking between two people, but finally decided on Wave. So we asked Wave himself if he wanted to be a part of FM and he said yes, and now the world was complete again! :)
In April of 1997, we celebrated our two year anniversary, commemorated by the disk 'Two Years
'. A few months later, our dear Erik (Zodiak) was really inactive in composing, so we decided it would be best to replace him (there's no hard feelings between us) -- In his place we picked up one of the most talented composers around, Hunz
Much of '97 was an inactive time for the group to due many things, but now in April '98 we're back and ready to get moving once again.