It & My Computer is a French artist who released electro synth pop music made with Amiga and keyboards already in 2000. I managed to find his first 12″ called Eat My Computer. I am not sure to what extent it’s the internal sound of the Amiga, but the music reminds me a lot of Amiga MOD music around 1990 with similar dry sounds and minimal composition. This is in part because the ST-01 and ST-02 sample disks, that were so heavily used on the Amiga for the first years, included many preset sounds from the synthesizers of those days, such as the Yamaha DX-21 (similar to DX-7).
Like It & My Computer says himself,using 8-bit sound machines was not very trendy in 2000, even if the compositions could be blamed for having something trendy about them. But it doesn’t really matter. With the combination of Amiga 500, Yamaha DX-7 and a Casio keyboard – it’s party ganze nacht anyway!
“At the end of my student period, in 1997, I decided to make music more seriously and intensly. “Plexxy” became “It & My Computer” (one of the first projects at this period using cheap 8 bit sounds, amiga, etc… I didn’t know that way of creation would become a kind of musical fashion 3 or 4 years later…anyway I had no choice because I had no money, so I composed mu music with an amiga 500, a dx7, one little casio keyboard and my rhythm box Realistic. Later I got my first tr 808.” / funprox.com
Latest rumour is that Josh Wink used the Amiga. Who’s got the other rumours? Dig ’em up, girls and boys!