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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Smooth McGroove's Acapella Gaming Tunes

In the vast world of video game music, where a various instruments are used to make some of the most fondly remembered music in the medium, it's surprisingly refreshing to come across one so skilled that can reproduce gaming music with his mouth alone. The gent I'm referring to is Smooth McGroove, a game music lover that has recreated some of the most recognizing songs in gaming using nothing but his vocal cords. These acapellea songs are just as splendid to listen to as they are to watch. Smooth has put up videos on his YouTube account showing when and where each "ba" and every other sound was implemented. Some of my favorites include the SNES rendition of Guile's Theme from Street Fighter II, Spark Mandrill from Mega Man X, Bloody Tears from Castlevania II, Title Theme from Ocarina of Time, and Dire Dire Docks from Super Mario 64.

You can listen to the songs I listed and more on his album VGM Acapella - Volume 1. You can download it for $9 or listen to the music freely the on bandcamp album page. I'll be looking forward to more great works from Mr. McGroove.

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