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Friday, October 1, 2010

Dark Side of the 8-bit Moon

Today's post will also be a short one. I felt like I had to share this with you, Faithful Readers.

Being a huge nerd, I'm a big fan of listening to video game music. However, I'm also an audiophile in general. One of my favorite bands is Pink Floyd. About a year ago, a buddy of mine showed me something that combined my love of video game music and my love of Floyd perfectly.



That was the first part of an effort by one guy to arrange Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety for NES. It was created using Famitracker, sound rendered with NSFplug. It's INCREDIBLY well done. Some of it's comical; I guarantee you'll hear at least one sound effect you recognize from an old NES game. The coin noise in Money, for example, is one that everyone should know.

Check it out; give at least one track a listen. Great Gig in the Sky is one of my favorites. If you have time, the whole album is worth listening to.














Anyways, to make it clear, I had no part in the making of this. Just passing it along.

The whole set is available for download for free from the creator's website, too. http://rainwarrior.thenoos.net/music/moon8.html

14 comments:

  1. O wow the whole album in 8 bit, AWESOMO. :D

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  2. Man I love these. My friend showed them too me a while back also.

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  3. i also like Pink Floyd, they're a great band.

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  4. Heh, there actually are many 8-bit "bands" or authors around the internet. Matt Wilson was one of my favorites, the guy that made an old web series, "Bonus Stage."

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  5. Already have this on my computer :D

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  6. oh this is so sick. i had to post it on my facebook

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  7. Awesome, I've always wondered how people do this and how much time it takes.

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  8. this is really cool. Thanks for the awesome post!

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