1998 is the first track on the album Homebound by Eth Eonel. It was composed and programmed between February 18 and February 25, 2008 as an assignment in algorithmic composition in the Music Technology bachelor degree. The notes used were determined by a specific Lindenmayer system, with rules decided by Eth Eonel. The same system was used to determine how many notes to play before pausing. The note lengths and pause lengths were determined by a specific looping pattern. At last, the second voice was made by doubling the note lengths and pause lengths and transposing one octave down, while the third voice was made by tripling the note lengths and pause lengths and transposing two octaves down.

The title is inspired by Eth's reaquaintance with Janne, who would later become his wife. He met her again in February 2008, and was reminded of the time during 1997/98, when he first met her and fell in love.