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October 31, 2008 8:29 PM   Subscribe

Yet another Thriller cover. One man. 64 channels of a cappella. SLYT
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur (30 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
The 5'58" of my life* I'll never get back pales into insignificance when weighed against the amount of his life he'll never get back.

*Less, actually, as I bailed early.
posted by unSane at 8:37 PM on October 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh man. When the creepy voiceover channel (#63) kicked in, I couldn't stop laughing.
posted by tehloki at 8:37 PM on October 31, 2008


Take me down to the overdub city, where the music is lame but the tracks are easy.
posted by Eekacat at 8:44 PM on October 31, 2008 [2 favorites]


Cool link, and I gotta hand it to the guy for the follow-through on his project.

(I bailed early, too.)
posted by darkstar at 8:47 PM on October 31, 2008


Dockness fools acroze ze land
Ze meednight arrgh eez cloze at 'and
Cretyurze creul een zuch uf blued
To terrrheurize yurh neighbah-oood.

posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:51 PM on October 31, 2008 [13 favorites]


Obsession can be an ... ummm ... obsessive thing. I prefer this version. Far scarier.
posted by philip-random at 8:57 PM on October 31, 2008


8-bit Thriller [via]
posted by teraflop at 9:05 PM on October 31, 2008 [2 favorites]


A+ for sheer brute force of doing this the hard way, D- for investing the effort on a Michael Jackson song.
posted by brain cloud at 9:21 PM on October 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


The french accent really adds a certain I-don't-know-what.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:30 PM on October 31, 2008 [19 favorites]


Video gone.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:33 PM on October 31, 2008


Without any "bottom", the whole effort fails. This is (was) RnB after all. All he had to do was lower the vocal bass line loop by an octave and put some edge on it, and it would have been far more likeable.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 9:35 PM on October 31, 2008 [2 favorites]


Oh, hey, hi!

After doing that, I can confidently say I know the notes, chords, rhythms and flourishes in this song pretty goddamn well, and .. he got everything right. Whether or not he used a MIDI file to assist, he got all the voicings and phrasings dead on.

And as long as we're on heavily overdubbed a cappella renderings and derailing with virt music, I also did the Star Wars theme a cappella, by ear, without "loops" or MIDI transcriptions, one orchestral part at a time. It's .. out there. Planning to do the whole movie that way, some day.

Anyway, by ear or not, he did a great job. Gotta get in touch with this dude.
posted by jake at 10:03 PM on October 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


I am utterly charmed and reasonably impressed with this dude. Arguments about whether Thriller as cover material is overplayed are about ten miles beside the point (hi jake!)—this is purposeful badassery in action with a nice meta-trakker presentation to boot. This is the kind of shit I would like to pull off.

And nobody but Vincent Price is Vincent Price, but for an ESL French dude with a thick accent I think he did a decent job of even that.
posted by cortex at 10:16 PM on October 31, 2008 [4 favorites]


Thrilling!
posted by not_on_display at 10:19 PM on October 31, 2008


> 8-bit Thriller [via]

Cool, but you got my hopes up. I was expecting to see the Thriller dance rendered in 8-bit pixels.
posted by WCityMike at 10:23 PM on October 31, 2008 [2 favorites]


Better than that interminable French lipsynced version with the high school kids.
posted by smackfu at 10:25 PM on October 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


D- for investing the effort on a Michael Jackson song.

There's a difference between "Thriller" and "a Michael Jackson song".
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:42 PM on October 31, 2008 [9 favorites]


He even wore different shirts for the different sections, good on him. I did not see all 64 tracks light up.
posted by Meatbomb at 11:28 PM on October 31, 2008


Well that was fun. Bravo Monsieur Macre, Bravo.

Without any "bottom", the whole effort fails.

So true.
posted by longsleeves at 11:38 PM on October 31, 2008


You can tell he's French.

"Triller, Triller night!"

Damn those frogs and their lack of a "th" sound.
posted by Drainage! at 2:04 AM on November 1, 2008


Cool, but you got my hopes up. I was expecting to see the Thriller dance rendered in 8-bit pixels.

Me too, before I saw it was jake.
posted by ersatz at 7:52 AM on November 1, 2008


He has the voice of a young Anton Gustafsson.
posted by rxrfrx at 8:42 AM on November 1, 2008


I hear this guy is going to do Bohemian Rhapsody next.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:31 AM on November 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


The thing that amazes me most about this is that his voice isn't very good...
posted by ob at 12:24 PM on November 1, 2008


His neighbors must hate him.
posted by xorry at 1:41 PM on November 1, 2008


neighbors? i worry more about his siblings
posted by CitizenD at 2:47 PM on November 1, 2008


but it still thought it was cool!
posted by CitizenD at 2:47 PM on November 1, 2008


The 5'58" of my life* I'll never get back pales into insignificance when weighed against the amount of his life he'll never get back.

Based on the info written on the side, you would have to watch it nearly 3500 more times to equal the amount of time he spent on it.
posted by Corduroy at 10:47 PM on November 1, 2008


The thing that amazes me most about this is that his voice isn't very good...
- ob

Yes. He should hire someone who can really sing and do it again. (He can do the Vincent Price voice I guess). Then it would be cool.
posted by eye of newt at 9:08 PM on November 3, 2008


I knew it reminded me of something else I'd seen here: Multiple Sidosis!!
posted by not_on_display at 1:11 PM on November 25, 2008


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