Who the f*uck is Das?
Well, i have read in the dj#59, that our US friend Pyromaniac's
favourite graphician is still Das of Shock! (lately Chrome)
Why doesn't anyone know him? Why is he still unreachable via
e-mail, IRC, or any other way? It seems that only one man knows the
secret: Atx of Chrome. (And maybe me. :)
I try now to tell the story of Das, and after that there will still
be unanswered questions are comming.
Das... in the past, he was the ONE. (Not Neo. ;)) The only one
quality graphician of Hungary. He came from the dust, and now away
in the dawn... There was no Xtro (Filler), Enok, Blackhand, Warpig
or Inferno at that time. Rack/Majic12 was the only one and REAL
hungarian concurent of the mighty Das/Absolute! Yes, you understand
right, he isn't from our nice country, he is from Finland! Atx met
him at Assembly 1994, when some of the hungarian fellows, and groups
were present at the party. (groups like: Phantom Design - later
Shock! or the last placed demos creator Damons - later Mandula
[uhh. Rod will kill me. ;)]) And Atx met a dissapointed and
disqualified graphician... he was Das of Absolute PC. His picture
wasn't selected for the top 15. But they changed snail mail adresses,
and become good friends. They sent Xmas cards to eachother too, love,
peace and unity. UNITY! Phantom Design hadn't got a good graphician.
Atx was in one group (Absolute PC) with Das. And these people made a
historical moment: Shock! - hungary's best known, and most active
group born! Great victories have come in several graphic
competitions, and lot of good demos ... that was the marriage with
Das/Atx and Shock. But one thing never changed, only Atx had the
contact with the superb graphician. Even other Shock members didn't
knew him. Lot of good rankings, and nobody knew him? The first rumors
started then. Some of the hungarian sceners still think that Das is
hungarian, and he is Atx's dad! Well if you check in the phone book
of Budapest, you can see next to Atx's father the profession:
painter-graphician. He really made that "cheat" that a professional
entered an amateur competition? I think not. But who knows? ;)
Naturally some sceners have seen the real oil versions of Das's art
in Budapest's X and Y Gallery. But they were just envious, and talked
crap. And when Shock ended up carreer, Das followed Atx to his new
group: Chrome, showed his last picture in the demo "Plastik" and
after that nobody heard anything from him again.
Atx told me that Das ended school, and after his final exams he is
painting, and illustrating books. They haven't contacted since 1996
autumn. No postcard, no phonecalls, nothing.
But i know the real(?) snailmail adress of Jussi Kaakinen. (Thats
his real name.) Because i hope that Das will work on the "Berlin"
demoproject too, and after much-much talk Atx finally gave me the
adress of Das. But i will not share it with you. I promised.
(Maybe i'll force Droid/Haujobb to meet him one time, and talk
realtime about the demo, because i think that just an invitation
on paper isn't enough...)
Now the interresting question:
Ok, he lives in Finland... I talked with much .fi sceners, and
they were really wondering when i said that he is from Finland...
Why wasn't he never on a .fi party (except(?) Assembly '94)?!?
Why entered he his pics every time ONLY with Atx?!? (means, only
hungarian parties, + the party 96.) And we could ask some more
If anyone of you dear demojournal readers know some other facts,
or ever met Das personally please write back! (Hahho .fi readers!
I hope you know something...)
Was ist das? DAS. MOST WANTED. $1000 ;)
Btw. did you know that Finns and Hungarians were one nation
in the past? Maybe we must find the answer here...