Pink Floyd as chiptunes

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"Have you ever wondered what Dark Side of the Moon would sound like if Pink Floyd had written it for NES, instead of for a rock band?" Vidgame programmer and musician Brad Smith did, so he created a chiptune version of the entire album. MOON8 (Thanks, Chris Arkenberg!)

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  1. “Have you ever wondered what Dark Side of the Moon would sound like if Pink Floyd had written it for NES, instead of for a rock band?”

    No I never have, and I don’t think I want to know.

      1. Yes, can understand that it’s new to you. Not everyone can see everything over the Internet so while some things are old news to some people, some people are seeing it for the first time. But it’s just kind of weird that it’s now just getting here as I heard about this almost everywhere…even the old-folks radio station in Chicago (WGN).

        But it’s still cool no matter if you found out a month ago or 10 years from now. I think they did a pretty good job.

  2. Beautiful! Now we just need an 8-bit animation of The Wizard of Oz to set to this.

    (Even on its own it’s pretty wonderful!)

  3. This reminds me of the 1970s/1980s trend (Switched On Bach, Bachbusters, etc.) of doing Bach on cheesy synthesizers.

    1. Glenn Gould said, “Carlos’s realization of the Fourth Brandenburg Concerto is, to put it bluntly, the finest performance of any of the Brandenburgs–live, canned, or intuited–I’ve ever heard.”

      Can’t say much for the knock-offs, but the the original Carlos Switched-On series and her other electronic interpretations of Bach are hardly cheesy.

      1. Well, despite whatever performance skill Carlos had in keyboarding, the fact was synthesizers back then *were* cheesy, with all the tone and charm of a kazoo. Although his/her synthesized Beethoven soundtrack for “A Clockwork Orange” in the same era kinda worked somehow — maybe because it fit the dystopian feel.

  4. OMG! THIS IS AWESOME! I’ve been listening to DSOTM since the 70’s and I was recreating it in my mind while listening to the NES version. Bravo!

  5. For those who’ve never heard it, Dub Side of the Moon by the Easy Star All-Stars is a fantastic Dub/Reggae cover of the entire album. Sounds like a very bad idea but it actually works sooo well! I got a big shit-eating grin on my face from the first moment that continued through the whole album.

    Here’s how it opens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttzwW7pIVIw

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