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The Dark Side Of The NES

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Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon is an all-time rock classic, but that's provided you're listening to it on a record. And maybe smashed off your face. Things are a little different when it sounds like a NES game.

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This project does just that. It's called Moon8, and is the work of Canadian Brad Smith, all-round geek hero, who's not only a video game programmer (most recently on Obsidian's ill-fated Aliens RPG), but a synth musician and Wikipedia editor as well.

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He's remixed the entire album in this style, and it's available for download from the project site below.

[Moon8]

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Man...this doesn't just sound like a remix, this sounds like it came from an NES game. I can imagine some dark cave, the hero walking patiently, calmly with even steps; like Simon Belmont he's in no hurry. The music is pensive, ominous, but strangely calming. We know what awaits us at the end of this cave. Some twisted creature hell bent on breaking our body, and devouring our soul. Undeterred we sojourn on. Hacking and slashing our way through the caves other inhabitants on the way to an inevitable confrontation...