Turning on the NES just to listen to the title music again
October 12, 2016 7:49 AM   Subscribe

Musician and Youtube user Luminist is remaking music from the original Metroid using some full-on synths, and it sounds amazing. Title Theme; Brinstar; Kraid's Lair; Samus Fanfare; Item Room.
posted by cortex (23 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are amazing. Thanks for posting them!
posted by Sangermaine at 8:16 AM on October 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Samus Things
posted by OverlappingElvis at 8:32 AM on October 12, 2016


My best friend's cousin's brother told me that Luminist's real name is Justin Bailey.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:37 AM on October 12, 2016 [4 favorites]


Ah man, now I want an MS-20 mini.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:51 AM on October 12, 2016


That and an Arp Odyssey!
posted by grumpybear69 at 9:09 AM on October 12, 2016


I'm stoked to listen to this, but the next one better be Super Metroid.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 9:12 AM on October 12, 2016


Minor correction: Luminist is using only one synth, the MS-20 mini (albeit multi-tracked and processed), which is even more amazing.
posted by No-sword at 9:27 AM on October 12, 2016


Apparently my brain now associates these sounds primarily with @SammusMusic more so than with the original tunes. I'm OK with this.
posted by Space Coyote at 9:32 AM on October 12, 2016


These are fabulous.
posted by Monster_Zero at 9:35 AM on October 12, 2016


Oh do these calm the blood after an election thread.

(Also the next one clearly should be Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.)
posted by greenland at 9:43 AM on October 12, 2016 [3 favorites]


My Metroid nostalgia is deep, and this is gorgeous.
posted by Phobos the Space Potato at 12:02 PM on October 12, 2016


He's active on r/synthesizers. I believe he's mutitracking only an MS-20 for all of these. That's some real work, there.
posted by sourwookie at 12:24 PM on October 12, 2016


This is so good.

The Kraid's Lair theme is one of my favorite pieces of video game music of all time and justice has absolutely been done to it here.

I vote for Mega Man next
posted by prize bull octorok at 12:33 PM on October 12, 2016 [3 favorites]


I hope now's a good time to bring up ocremix. I've linked to the metroid remixes.
posted by TrinsicWS at 1:18 PM on October 12, 2016


Reminds me a ton of Christ (musician), in a good way. These are so nice.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 1:56 PM on October 12, 2016


Dang, these are deep. Are they available in non-youtube form somewhere? I'm looking but in case someone already found them...
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 3:24 PM on October 12, 2016


So I converted the longer ones to tagged mp3s so people can listen to them outside YouTube. Download link here (please don't share widely, it's my dropbox).

If anyone thinks this isn't OK/fair use, let me know and I'll take it down. Not trying to step on this guy's toes or take any credit.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 3:51 PM on October 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


pretty good. i remember someone doing this with a handful of C64 songs by the likes of Rob Hubbard and Ben Daglish a handful of years ago.
posted by ostranenie at 4:21 PM on October 12, 2016


That outro on the title track is just perfect.
posted by xedrik at 9:18 PM on October 12, 2016


Amazing. Brinstar brings to mind the aural feelings of Boards of Canada...
posted by PROD_TPSL at 10:05 PM on October 12, 2016


As someone who has only done digital music, the filters this person is using make me insanely jealous. I've never had a lowpass filter that just purrs the way this does.
posted by Jpfed at 6:35 AM on October 13, 2016


Somewhat off-topic, but I played some of these for my kids. My five-year-old son saw Samus jumping around in the video and asked something like "why is he shooting at the bugs? Is he a bad guy?". I explained that 1. Samus was a woman and 2. it is very common in video games for "good" characters to use violence on "bad" characters, even though that's not what we do in real life. I wondered how he'd respond; how much sexism had he picked up that might interfere with him being able to accept that Samus was a woman?

But to him it wasn't a big deal; he just accepted it right away.
posted by Jpfed at 1:31 PM on October 26, 2016


Alternative link to ocremix: album OCRA-0001, Relics of the Chozo. AFAICT, the remix search posted above doesn't find all the tracks.

ocremix seem to index some external albums, but sadly not Shinesparker's Harmony of a Hunter and its 2 disc sequel.
posted by sourcejedi at 3:05 PM on October 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


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