Ben Daglish

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Ben Daglish (born 31 July 1966, London) is a composer and musician. His parents moved to Sheffield when Daglish was aged one year old. He is known for creating many soundtracks during the 1980s for home computer games, including Commodore 64 hits as The Last Ninja (with Anthony Lees),[1] Trap, and Deflektor. Daglish teamed up with fellow C64 musician and prolific programmer, Tony Crowther, forming W.E.M.U.S.I.C., which stood for "We Make Use of Sound In Computers".

Daglish lives in Derbyshire where he still composes, plays and performs in a number of UK bands, including Loscoe State Opera. He also regularly performs with violinist madfiddler and the band SID80s at retro computer game events such as Back In Time Live and Retrovision. He has also performed with Commodore 64 revival band PRESS PLAY ON TAPE together with Rob Hubbard. He is a fan of the late Ronnie Hazlehurst, a prolific composer for TV.[2]

Compositions[edit]

Amstrad CPC[edit]

  • Deflektor (1987 - Vortex Software)
  • H.A.T.E. - Hostile All Terrain Encounter (1989)

Commodore 64[edit]

Commodore Amiga[edit]

  • Artura (1989)
  • Chubby Gristle (1988)
  • Deflektor (1988)
  • Pac-Mania (1988, re-arrangement of arcade game tunes)
  • Switchblade (1989)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum[edit]

  • Butcher Hill
  • Dark Fusion
  • Deflektor
  • H.A.T.E. - Hostile All Terrain Encounter (1989)
  • MASK III: Venom Strikes Back
  • Masters of Universe
  • Motor Massacre
  • North Star
  • Super Scramble Simulator
  • Super Sports
  • The Real Stunt Experts
  • Wizard Wars

References[edit]

  1. ^ Imagine Publishing. Classic Videogame Hardware Genius Guide. Imagine Publishing. 
  2. ^ Daglish's pages on Hazlehurst, who he describes as "one of the most talented of 20th century composers."

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