July 8, 2017 5:56 AM   Subscribe

Stemage (of Metroid Metal fame) got to playing around with reversing some classic NES tunes to see if they sounded as interesting backwards. Some yes, some no, which he explores on his blog.
posted by curious nu (7 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Sorb Oiram Repus is basically fIREHOSE.
posted by fleacircus at 6:47 AM on July 8, 2017 [2 favorites]

KO era emos.
posted by Segundus at 9:28 AM on July 8, 2017

Egad! A base tone denotes a bad age.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 9:42 AM on July 8, 2017 [3 favorites]

When I got my first four-track recorder in the early '90s, I used to love playing familiar records backwards by muting the forward-playing channels and listening to the flipsides in reverse. So many songs sounded more melodically interesting with the chord progressions turned inside-out. I'm pretty sure I bummed a few of those "new" progressions for my own original songs around that time. This is definitely a thing (and a fun experiment with all kinds of music).
posted by mykescipark at 9:43 AM on July 8, 2017

"Sorb Oiram Repus (reversed)" aka the theme from David Lynch's Mario Brothers.
posted by straight at 12:06 PM on July 8, 2017

Whoda thunk... Prog rock is just Mario Bros tunes played backwards.
posted by Hairy Lobster at 12:35 PM on July 8, 2017 [1 favorite]

Thanks for the post! I'm interviewing Stemage tonight for my radio show/podcast on video game music; it should be live on July 25, if all goes well.
posted by Shepherd at 1:35 PM on July 11, 2017 [1 favorite]

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