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OCR00826 - Tetris (GB) "Gift from Moscow"

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Hey, decided to finally register so I could comment on the cool songs around here. I just wanted to point something out, since I'm not sure if everyone noticed it, but the part of this piece played in the intro (and the part it goes back to around 3'24") is actually another song that's also from Tetris (I always remember it as the Title Screen music in the Game Boy version, not sure if any other versions of the game had that part) and is probably also a Russian folk piece or something :) I just thought it was really cool that he included that into the mix. Great remix!

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this is such a good piece (1:52 :D ) i like that bit. This brought back those memories of playing for 2 hours and then finally beating level 9 high 5... nostalgia so good *weeps*

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I can't believe such a brilliant piece of music could be made from all the musical piece of Tetris. It truly is a gift from Russia, with its baroque tunes and folk-style backgrounds. Superb!

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Da! Da! I could really see and smell a russian wedding when listening to this brilliant remix!

Bet a russian senior would dig this :D

*hepp hepp hepp*

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Thank you for the transition at 3:30. It keeps the track alive. The instrumentation choice on this song is wonderful. Sorry if I am not giving props where they are due, but if you are the first to use the harpsichord, very original choice. Perhaps a few more bpm faster would have given the song a bit more umph. Anyway, wow, awesome, very simplistic remix. Thank you McVaffe.

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Cool stuff, but I've always wonder what, if anything, if being arranged from 3:23 until the end. Didn't hear it anywhere in the GBS or NSF sets. Pretty seamless original writing if that's in fact what it was, but I wish Mike or someone else could give more information.

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It's Halloween!! Candy, ghouls, and goblins aside, today I celebrate the 5th anniversary of the posting of my favorite harpsichord-centered remix! Love it Mike!

3:23-end sounds very familiar to me. Can't place it right now, but if it's not from Tetris, I'd be willing to bet it's VG related in one way or another.

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I really love how this is broken into about three/four sections and how it progresses through each.

It's as if someone's starting a game of Tetris and listens to the title theme.

Then at 0:55 they actually begin a round.

At 1:52 (where the mix really begins), reality fractures and the player is at some obscure, romantisiced Eastern European village at festival time.

Then at 3:54, its time to go home.

Great mix and worth listening to.

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This is so good I hunted through the internet to find where this came from, and here it is! Massive kudos to McVaffe.

My only feedback is that the piano part between 1:33 to 1:51, whilst tuney, is soft compared to the rest of the piece and seems quite out of place. I would pay to have that adjusted - no kidding. Are you still around McVaffe?

The harpsichord is such a nice touch! All of a sudden I have a hunger for Polka :-P

Edit: I've just cross/fade edited it out, now I'm happy :D

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Pretty decent, but I think that it would have been more solid without the modal shift that Korobeiniki included. The transitions were a little weak, and the arrangement wasn't groundbreaking, but it was definitely pleasant. :-)

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I feel gypped. I wasn't around when Tetris was huge on the Game Boy; so recently, I bought it for my phone, but what the heck? It only plays music on the intro to the title screen; then it stops for the rest of the game. What a scam. Oh well. I still have a blast playing it.

This is a much more 'authentic' reproduction of the theme than McVaffe's last Tetris mix: there are lot's of traditional sounds. I like how the intro transitions to the main theme with that short chromatic line. Great piece, especially for anyone that has this song engrained in their mind after hours and hours of Tetris gameplay.

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