Born: May 2, 1970 Primary Instrument: Keyboard
Eftos started 1984 with Peek, Poke & Data in C64-Basic on the famous C64. Later on that machine he came first in contact with a 3 channel SID tracker. After the C64 era he switched to the Amiga to track more stuff, 4 channel first and later in 8 channel with Octalyzer 8 Bit Tracker. In the 1990s a PC was bought and new Trackers tried. The first one was Composer 669, a 16 channel 8 Bit Tracker and later Screamtracker which Eftos descided to use as Adlib Tracker (no samples only synths). Clearly, all of the above efforts failed and just got him into composing. The next step was Windows and the awful .MID format which he edited in Midisoft recording session. It was a waste of time, too. Having learned only little about the mistake, he used Soundfonts (Technolab) and Midisoft recording session to finish his first acceptable pieces. However, only 1 of them is still part of EFTOS.DE as of today: Hoax Universe (which was also the first song without looping the main lead). After all those effords he discovered the software he still uses up to now: Modplug Tracker, a 16 Bit multi-channel, instrument-supported Windows tracker based on the famous Impulse Tracker and processing the IT format. One short note here: 16 Bit Samples together with Instrument-support and the editing advantages of a tracker is the absolution. Eftos will never use Renoise or others. He is a Tracker, still.
His entire work, the work of his lifetime is compressed into one CD Local Sense Technology. Of course he did more songs, weaker as they were, they were killed entirely. There's too much music out and with this step Eftos trys not to pollute things. His latest change was discovering the DARK-Scene, wich he contributed to with a 8-Piece EP Leadcore consisting of The uncrowded Nature Truth Nonexistence All a lie Antiverse Self-destruct Intelligence It is not Suiright & Ten Commandments. The music is climax oriented Leadcore, a genre missing in any drop-down list, search result or tag. A lead is the base of every song: atonal, polytonal or plain. Without a single loop they follow strict non-repetitive rules. Also the latest songs truly get to the border of the WAV format & beyond...
After 8 years of work on his debut CD Local Sense Technology (1999-2014) Eftos has started composing his final CD Art Prime (2006-2016). The self-set goal (one album only) needs further evaluation: Essential Eftos - the best of Eftos CD, the merging of Local Sense Technology and Art Prime. This result is published through EFTOS.DE under the section Essential.
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