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A video games programmer has rather boldly taken Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon and remastered it as a Nintendo Entertainment System extravanganza, with surprisingly plausible results. The entire 8-bit playlist - created by Brad Smith using Famitracker and rendered with NSFplug - can be found down at YouTube. One …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
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    That,

    is awesome. Speechless.

  2. Mike Tubby
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    Yup... truly nerdy

    Yup, this has to be up there with the Blinkenlights crowd that turned the whole of Star Wars in to an ASCII animation....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDS7lRcGxgI

    or for those with telnet capability:

    telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

    Mike

    1. My Alter Ego

      Re: Yup... truly nerdy

      I gave the telnet version a go, but I think the server's just been slashdotted.

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  4. Funkster
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    For those of you behind a proxy that blocks youtube...

    It's downloadable from Brad's website:

    http://rainwarrior.thenoos.net/music/moon8.html

    Can't wait to hear this!

  5. Alex Walsh

    On the Run

    Is very good but then a 70's synth probably wasn't much better than an 80's console sound chip :)

  6. Stu
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    nice

    It combines my love of all things 8bit and all things Floyd'ey! I'd personally associate it with the ZX Spectrum, but the Spectrum couldn't do audio as well as this.

    Ce' Fantastiche.

  7. Jacqui Smith's DVD Collection!
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    equally awesome?

    No way, Dub Side of the Moon wins hands down. :p

    Heh, happy easter.

  8. Neil C Smith
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    386DX

    Also up there with the greatness that is http://www.easylife.org/386dx/

  9. Craig 12

    Silly me

    Here's me thinking the SACD 5.1 version would be the definitive :)

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How about...

    ...Rush's 2112 next?

  11. Bottle_Cap
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    Will have to wait until

    I get home but sounds awesome! :D

  12. Anonymous Coward
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    MVP?

    If I remember it right this is the same guy who had a VB site where he piped midi versions of Pink Floyd tracks

  13. Adam T
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    Very, Very Cool

    That gives me some serious shivers and serious nostalgia kick-backs. Awesome job.

  14. richard 69
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    mindless

    audio drivel, but enough of pink floyd....the commodore would have done a better job.

  15. luxor
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    Top stuff

    What more can you say.

  16. Danington the Third
    Unhappy

    I dunno about you...

    ...But last time this happened, we ended up with the scissor sisters screeching comfortably numb at us

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Now what I want to hear....

    ...is Stephen Hawkin's voice singing Breathe dubbed over the top -

    ...Run...

    ...Rabbit...

    ...Run...

    Then release before Christmas and we have another chance to keep Cowell off number one in 2010!

  18. theSensibleGeek
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    wow...

    My life is complete.

  19. Alfie Noakes
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    Brings back fantastic memories

    After initially thinking WTF, i listened to all 6 parts - and i admit that i had a tear or two in my eye. Awesome!

    Now checking out the various links to see if i can buy this - so much for the DRM-tards who think that the Internet is killing music.

    1. Ian Moffatt 1
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      Well said Sir!

      And the 'drums' are better than Nick Mason's original efforts!

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Boffin

    Awesome

    Now, we need a playthrough of a "The Wizard Of Oz" game to go with it. Perhaps the SNES game, or even better, the text based adventure game...

  21. Ugotta B. Kiddingme
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    fantastic, but you gotta hear...

    an even MORE bizarrely creative reimagining of Dark Side, done by The Squirrels. It's THE most bizarre and yet strangely compelling things I've ever heard. It encompasses a wide variety of music styles but is still CLEARLY Dark Side of the Moon. My personal fave is the bluegrass banjo rendition of Brain Damage.

    http://thesquirrels.com/poplust/newcd.htm

    scroll about 2/3 down the page for the "sampler" MP3. Farking amazing and brilliantly weird.

    Disclaimer: I am not now nor have I ever been a member of nor in any way connected with the Squirrels. I merely report brilliant weirdness when I hear it - and this is most definitely it.

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      Blimey

      The muppets couldn't have done it any better

  22. Ceiling Cat
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    Absolutely amazing

    I've heard a lot of different Pink Floyd tributes, and I have to say that this is an excellent piece of work. If only there was a version with the "travel section" as an alternate, but that part was never made available on any official releases AFAIK.

  23. Anonymous Coward
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    Pretty Cool

    Although for repeat listening I'd probably prefer the Dub Side or a song originally written as a chiptune, like this one:

    REZ & Kenët: Unreal Superhero 3

    http://8bitcollective.com/items/music/rez%26kenet-unreal_superhero3.mp3

    ftp://ftp.untergrund.net/users/rez/xm/kenet%26rez-unreal_superhero3.zip

  24. Trygve Henriksen

    Eh.. Notthat impressed, really...

    I think I prefer D-Pad Hero.

    http://www.dpadhero.com

  25. The Indomitable Gall

    Certainly awesome...

    ...but neither "nerdiest" or "awesomest". cf Radiohead on Spectrum, printer, hard drives etc.

  26. Richard Jukes
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    Amazing.

    What can I say? Smoked a spliff last night and listened to all of these, I was out of my bloody mind! Great work. As much a classic as the origional.

  27. Anomalous Cowturd
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    @AC re How about Rush 2112 next?

    Cor blimey, that takes me back to the good ole days. Might even work in 8 bit.

    I doubt it will get close to the quality of the original mind you. What sound comes close to Neil Peart?

    Now I'm going to have to Scroogle Rush to see what happened to them.

    Sniffs.

    What's this in your coat pocket Sir? Sorry, you can't bring that in here.

  28. rick buck
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    Not!

    So Sorry, BUT...

    THE Original DSoTM by the Big Pink,

    (on VINYL, using Tubes, & Very Large Speaker Systems)

    ... Was, Is and Will Always Be "THE Definitive"

    Dark Side of The Moon.

    (in a standard US Production LP Disc)

    2nd...would be the English pressing "4 channel (original?) recording,

    w/Alan Parsons Mixing, but missing many US Version guitar overdubs"

    3rd...US Demo Issue Disc (had shortened lead-in/out for radio station Airplay)

    strangely also labeled "Not For Commercial Use" (college station)

    4th...probably the Master Series Audiophile Japanese pressing (remixed yet again)

    5th...Anything else.

    ...so - sorry , what I heard here did not measure up

    to my memory of the original production of DSoTM.

    MISSING ENTIRELY:

    the subtleties of Pink Floyds Lyrics,

    mixed with the Creative Mixing/Production of Alan Parsons,

    With guitars by Dave Gilmore,

    innovative keyboards/synthesizers,

    centered around original drumming,

    by Nick Mason and Richard Wright.

    Pink will always be imitated,

    As Imitation is the best form of...

    well, to be honest...Not Being Original!

    (ie:copying?)

    And...most of all missing is...

    "Those memories of the '70s"

    (if you were there, you will know what I'm speaking about)

    God Bless Pink Floyd

    unknownsoundman

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