Radiohead’s In Rainbows Is Entirely Super Mario 64 Sounds

Cover of Super Mario 64, including the title, Mario with the winged hat, and a coin.

Mario’s favorite track from Radiohead’s In Rainbows is probably “Jigsaw Falling Into Place” because of his penchant for platforming puzzles.
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Radiohead’s groundbreaking 2007 album in the rainbow, one of the greatest releases in alternative rock history. Yeah, I don’t have any qualifications to say this, but sue me, I love it. It basically sets the tone for my musical tastes. in the same way, super mario 64 is my first platform game. I’m terrible at this, and I’m often unwinnable against Quick Koopa in Bob-omb Battlefield. But the game’s sound effects really stood out to me, from the whoosh whoosh when Mario enters a level with his first front flip, to the “snap slap” as you climb a tree.

So when you combine the two, I’m suddenly filled with producer under the name on4word Band Camp and youtube An impressive rendition of Radiohead’s work titled on rainbow road earlier this month. The album stays true to the tone and rhythm of the real version, but is so much fun that I couldn’t help laughing like an idiot listening to it while writing it.

In Rainbow Roads (Radiohead – In Rainbows / Mario 64 Soundfont)

The whole fan album is somewhere between chip and instrumental, and it’s beautiful beyond the gimmicky nature of the rendition. Epilogue of “Bodysnatchers” Gives me the feeling of wanting to capsize in Quicksand. The vocals of the track “Reckoner” are replaced by simple synthesizer keys that anyone who has played Mario 64 will instantly recognize.And you’ll love “Weird Fishes / Weird Fishes / Arpeggios. On4word also includes The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

of course i can listen on rainbow road‘ rendition of “Naked” Never get bored 20 times in a row, each time discovering a new background song or sound effect. After just a few listens, I was hooked on the soothing background music of Jolly Roger Bay and the eerie high notes and chords of Lethal Lava Land.

Tell me by email, on4word he finished All this work on one side, Besides his full-time job.In total, he spent about five to six weeks working on this project, each song takes approximately 8 to 9 hours to fully process.

composer who asked Using his username since he posted semi-anonymously, said he first got interested in remixing a Mario 64 song when listening to Other Artists on YouTube. He collected all the sounds Community sourced soundboards and mix it all on Polyphone software. This allows him to add different effects to achieve specific instrument sounds.

On4word said some users told him they discovered Radiohead through his fan album. Radiohead lead guitarist and keyboardist Jonny Greenwood also promoted on4word on his Twitter, complete with a classic Mario joke.

I’m obviously a huge Radiohead fan, so the fact that Jonny Greenwood himself noticed and shared it is absolutely unbelievable, and I still can’t believe it,” said on4word.It was surreal to think of Jonny listening to my wacky interpretations of the music he composed. “

Radiohead has an interesting relationship with the entire Internet.The band attempted to break away from the traditional music industry in the early 2000s and used a 10-second clip from their fourth album on their website Child A, Although the album also Clash with Pirates on Napster Three weeks before the initial release. Radiohead later self-published in the rainbow to its website, where users can pay for what they want.

as first pointed out PC gamer, Greenwood and Radiohead have a bit of a penchant for video games. Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood team up with Epic Games on PC, Mac and ps5 celebrate the drop child A.

On4word is also used on several other Radiohead songs super mario 64 music, including paranoid android and idiot. He also played other songs on the Nintendo 64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time That’s fine.

Update 01/27/23 at 4:40pm ET: This article has been updated to add note From the creator of the album on4word.


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