We recently posted an article about Radiohead’s albums which had been re-created as 8-bit video game music and now Nine Inch Nails ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ has undergone the same treatment.
It’s arguably even better and was funded as part of a Kickstarter project by 162 people. That in itself is quite an achievement, everyday people all over the world coming together to fund an idea and project that was always going to be pretty cool.
The end result of their funding efforts is the “Pretty Hate Machine” album stunningly re-created (rather amazingly) using SID/6581 (Commodore 64), POKEY (Atari 800), straight 2A03 (NES), AY/SCC+ (MSX+Metal Gear 2 or Snatcher cartridge), SN76489 (Sega Master System), 2A03+VRC6 (Famicom+Castlevania 3 cartridge), LR35902 (Game Boy), and OPLL (MSX-MUSIC or Japanese Sega Master System) by artist Inverse Phase.
Of his work artist Inverse Phase had this to say:
A lot of thought, love, blood, sweat, and tears went into this album. I encourage you to explore the info links next to the track names to understand the history behind each one.
If you enjoy what you hear below, make sure you buy a copy and support original work!
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Released 14 June 2012
Pretty Eight Machine (c)(p) 2011-2012 Inverse Phase.
Original songs/Pretty Hate Machine (c) 1989 Arlovol Music/Leaving Hope Music. Admin. by Penny Farthing Music (ASCAP).