Danko - more often just known as DANKO, is a legend
in the C64- and Amiga music scene. His melodies and fresh
sound was an inspiration to a generation of new scene musicians
coming up in the late 80's and early 90's.
Here's DANKO's first CD, titled "6581"
like the C64 sound chip, this is a wonderful compilation
for all Danko fans. The music is produced in a pro studio
with real synths etc., but Danko has also used a few C64
type sounds here and there, just to give it that slight
taste of the original Danko sound.
This is not a factory produced CD. It
is a home made CD-Recordable. But the cover and CD are both
made with high gloss colour printing etc. It has been lovingly
created and it looks good.
Danko gets royalties for each copy sold
from this site. He is now working in his own professional/commercial
recording studio in Sweden. He says that he might do a new
EP with brand new dance music, some time later this year.
I hope he does! Meanwhile, he had these words to say about
his "6581" CD:
"6581 is a compilation with
bits and pieces of the odd track achieved at various levels
over a period of time after I had ceased to compose using
the Commodore C64 home computer. This is the second edition
and I have remastered the tracks completely as well as
including additional material, some of which are previously
unreleased. They are related to the 6581 MOS SID chip
in different degrees, but they do all represent such a
feel or ambience to form a link back to the past when
all we had consisted of three tiny voices and a muddy
filter to match."
Tomas Danko, April