Real name: Russell Lieblich
Handle: Russell Lieblich
Date of Death : 26/01/2005
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Russell Lieblich (March 2, 1953 – January 26, 2005) was a game designer, programmer and musician who first came to prominence for his music for Activision and Intellivision games, as well as doing the Commodore 64 (C64) music translation of one of LucasArts first titles, Ballblazer. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Music from UC San Diego.
Lieblich was one of the first to experiment in the realm of music/rhythm-oriented gameplay with a game he designed called Web Dimension, and then with one of his most popular works, the music for the cult game Master of the Lamps. In the game, programmed by Peter Kaminski, music (a series of great “psychedelic rhythm and blues” songs) has a very important role. His work spans more than 30 game titles; including Stealth ATF for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
A well known musician/composer from the demoscene remixed Lieblich’s C64 version of the Ballblazer music with a Beastie Boys vocal track, producing one of the most popular tracks featured on Remix64.
He died on January 26, 2005 after a heart attack outside his home on Long Island, New York, at the age of 51.
Rest in peace…Russell
DEATHTRACK, the music from it is some of the best ever made for a game. Released is DOS back in 1989 it is still one of my favorite games after 30 years.
Russell….the most remembered tune was the music from master of the lamps…i dont know how this game works but this tune was so fantastic…rip
i remember that night and hearing the next morning I still don’t know why you wanted to walk home but you were only a few hundred feet from the old town so I said goodbye I wish you never left I could use a shoulder right now but that’s life good bad or indifferent its getting near my b day and it always reminds me of you safe travels my friend in a strange occurrence I had to go to a dermatologist and his name was lieblich too turns out it was your brother I answered his questions honestly and he said yeah that’s how Russell was, life is strange but sometimes we cant explain this was one of them, I miss you its snowing now and youre here but not how id like you to be til we meet again