Ultrasyd is gone

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Fuck. And I was about to book him for a concert. Now you can dance forever Ultrasyd. Much love to everyone who was close to him.
added on the 2020-10-16 09:09:58 by iks iks
Very bad news. Condolences to his family.
added on the 2020-10-16 09:47:20 by krusty krusty
Sad News. Love here and there.
added on the 2020-10-16 10:26:55 by AMB AMB
rip ;'[
added on the 2020-10-16 10:38:38 by nula nula
Absolutely devastated by this :( He was such a nice and gentle soul. Will miss you man <3
added on the 2020-10-16 12:25:20 by okkie okkie
I still can't believe what I'm reading here. I'm sad and shocked :( Syd was such a nice guy, down to earth, talented and obviously a loving and caring father and husband. Why is this happening.. Condolences to his family, relatives and close friends.
added on the 2020-10-16 16:55:21 by unlock unlock
RIP :(
added on the 2020-10-16 18:13:19 by faraday faraday
added on the 2020-10-16 23:01:10 by wullon wullon
Incredibly sad to hear he's gone. I didn't know him personally more than meeting him at various demoparties at most, but of course I'm familiar with his music through SceneSat and the many music competitions.

"Campylobacter's Groove" from Evoke'12 is a fantastic tune, for instance.
added on the 2020-10-17 00:12:52 by SunSpire SunSpire
Gone to soon..
Rest in peace...
added on the 2020-10-17 00:32:57 by magic magic
This is so awfully sad, such a brilliant musician.. RIP Ultrasyd
added on the 2020-10-17 08:36:08 by pera pera
RIP Ultrasyd. He helped rebuild Genesis Project back in 2010-11. :'( Such a nice guy. I send my sincere condoleances to his friends and family. His music will live on. You will be remembered, Sydney.

Magic: Hey. There is a picture of Akira in Hugi, instead of a pic of Ultrasyd. Could you please take it away asap. I know Akira tried to contact you about it too. It's all over the net now and people think it's Ultrasyd. Unsettling.
added on the 2020-10-17 11:30:12 by hedning hedning
Magic: Hey. There is a picture of Akira in Hugi, instead of a pic of Ultrasyd. Could you please take it away asap. I know Akira tried to contact you about it too. It's all over the net now and people think it's Ultrasyd. Unsettling.

Quality Hugi journalism as we know it
added on the 2020-10-17 16:56:38 by v3nom v3nom
Wondered also why there is suddenly photo of completely other fella in interview, while Syd in two other photos. How do you do that?
added on the 2020-10-17 17:17:41 by Serpent Serpent
RIP, he lives in our hearts

Hall of fame

added on the 2020-10-17 18:00:07 by VincentGR VincentGR
It was the wish of Ultrasyd to have this photo included. He send this photo himself to Parsec who did the interview back in 2014. Inside Hugi#38 there is a photo discription. On the website there is the same photo discription now to: "Portrait Akira at Eindbaas by Ultrasyd"

Parsec explained to me yesterday:

"Well it's one of Sydney's potraits, to show something about his photography skills.

so it was like:
- We need a photo to show about his interest in photography
- He sent this beautiful potrait
- We can't use that. We'd need the model's permission
- She's his wife Eva
- It's too erotic anyway
- Too erotic? This is a diskmag for demoscener, you're aware of this, yes?
- Yes, it might hurt the delicate sensitivity of demosceners who are all notoriously biggots and god-fearing christians.
- Uh.... ok?... I'll ask him for a different pic
Sydney selected that one as one of the "potraits" he has made and that he liked... and not only for the potrait but also to show a bit of his connection to the scene of 8 bit music

So when asked about a photo good enough to show what his photography skills are like, he thought of that one. Sydney sent the Akira photo himself 🙂 Apparently it was one of the potraits he liked. I guess Akira will be glad to know that Sydney used to like that photo specifically."

Hope this makes it all clear to everybody. Rest in peace Ultrasyd!

Friendly regards,
added on the 2020-10-17 19:29:21 by magic magic
such sad news. this year is really really horrible. in so many ways.
Rest in Peace Ultrasyd. Your work will always be remembered.
added on the 2020-10-17 20:12:26 by twh twh
Here is my French language e-mail interview with Ultrasyd from 2013

This has previously been available only as a Finnish translation in Skrolli magazine's issue 2/2013

You can publish this elsewhere but a native French speaker should first correct those badly written questions.


Skrolli 2/2013 as pdf (here the interview is translated and abridged on the page 48)
@VincentGR: thanks for clearing it up. No mistake of Hugi magazine at all.

Very sad news. Too young. Condolences to his friends and family :(
added on the 2020-10-19 07:19:54 by Jazzcat Jazzcat
I can't say a word. Life should not end like this.
added on the 2020-10-19 22:39:07 by ulrick ulrick
I'm just shocked. Too young to die. RIP :'(
added on the 2020-10-19 22:42:41 by ok3anos ok3anos
My respects.
added on the 2020-10-20 09:23:28 by raina raina
so sad news
added on the 2020-10-20 14:39:14 by Blast! Blast!
P.S.: I asked if the family would allow the extended friend circle to attend the funeral, and will let people here know the answer.

The family has expressed their will for the ceremony to be held privately.
On Facebook, his wife explained that they would soon put up a page specifically for his life as Ultrasyd.
added on the 2020-10-20 16:44:31 by Zavie Zavie