Darkside of the moon – A downgrade to awesome

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Have you ever listened to Pink Floyd’s Rock n’ Roll hallmark epic, Dark Side of the moon?

Pretty damn good album, isn’t it?

Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if the album was stuffed into this:

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and then ran through this?:

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Brad Smith sure did, as seen, or rather heard, in an interview with Wired.com.

“It surprised me to hear something that sounded close to my games coming from my parents’ stereo,” he told Wired.com in an e-mail interview.

The 27 year old video game producer did a complete remix of all 10 songs from the 1973 classic, fantastically “downgrading” each sound while maintaining the easily recognizable tunes of the original tracks. The album, aptly named MOON8, can be enjoyed via Youtube, or downloaded in full as a single track MP3; a format Brad believes is important, as the album is intended to be listened to in one sitting.

I’ve listened to the album a few times now, and it is nothing short of amazing. I’m almost taken aback with how great the albums signature sounds have translated in “8 bit” style. It really makes you wonder how eclectic some of our old favorites would be, had they been given hall of fame Rock N Roll studio treatment.

Album PlaylistClick here for non-embedded

Snag the entire album HERE.

H/T – Wired Interview via GamerCrave


2 Responses to “Darkside of the moon – A downgrade to awesome”

  1. I would LOVE to do an album like this for a future Pitch to Pixel project! The main stumbling block is cost; licensing tracks (for a commercial endeavor) is doable but it’ll probably cost like $100 a track. Hopefully my current record will do well enough that I can pursue something like that.

  2. […] year has been pretty quiet on the music front so far, though this quickly changed last week when Moon 8 was dropped on us. I’m normally not a big fan of chiptune albums though, with, at best, maybe 3 or 4 albums in […]

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