“The Greatest Bits’ Tetris EP is something of musical genius. Its quick, its catchy and its beyond clever.” (new-reviews.co.uk)
Nice quote from the trailer of Ecstasy of Order, an upcoming documentary on the Classic Tetris World Championships: “It’s the only video game that can be described as perfect, right? Because… well, how would you improve it?”
I played Tetris on many consoles and home computers. The “classic” one is of course the Game Boy version; portable and addictive. Many, many hours of gaming accompanied by the Tetris themes, must have awakened an interest in classical music and Russian folk music.
The original Tetris game compositions are from traditional Russian songs and classical works by Bach and Tchaikovsky. These musical geniuses – in their times – probably never imagined their compositions being performed as Game Boy music by blipping 8-bit soundchips one day
Nor being remixed by a guy who happens to be a retrostyle video game music nerd that calls himself The Greatest Bits.
As an extra bonus track, I made a relaxing dub remix version of the Tetris Game Boy A theme. It’s an exclusive and free mp3 download if you sign up for The Greatest Bits Video Game Music Newsletter.