ReMix:Tetris "Gift from Moscow" 4:20

By MkVaff

Arranging the music of 2 songs...

"A-Type (Korobeiniki)", "Title Screen"

Primary Game: Tetris (Nintendo , 1989, GB), music by Hirokazu Tanaka

Posted 2002-10-31, evaluated by djpretzel

Marking the first totally new submission from McVaffe for some time, it gives me great pleasure to unveil his latest ReMix on this 31st night of October.

Trick or treat :)



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2021-03-05 17:24:30

I always forget that Tetris had title screen music, but it's more pleasant here than it was in the older games in my opinion. I really like the classical feel of the harpsichord slowly bleeding into the more upbeat Korobeiniki and dancing around it from time to time. Lots of nice arrangement touches here. I enjoyed this.

SubNormal J3
on 2011-03-20 23:18:22

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.

on 2010-03-05 17:48:09

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. :-)

on 2009-10-01 06:40:32

Awsome mix and definaly worth listening too.

on 2009-02-16 17:10:09

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

on 2009-01-11 21:47:35

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.

Teh Mick
on 2007-12-13 10:39:50

This remix is one of the best I heard in some time. I'm a fan on baroque music and the harpsicord :)

on 2007-10-31 16:57:54

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.

on 2007-10-02 15:00:53

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.

Frictional Antidote
on 2006-09-12 01:05:08

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.

on 2005-11-27 06:18:47

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*

Red Light District
on 2005-05-05 21:22:40

very creative.

on 2005-05-01 20:38:05

I just had to get up and dance while snapping my fingers:P transition 0:56 is so cool :D

on 2005-04-28 00:47:53
A m/-\d k0mp0z3r is j00.

for those who need a translation:

McVaffe, you are a very skilled composer, and contribute much to the video game remixing community.

on 2005-02-04 18:11:00

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!

Sources Arranged (2 Songs)

Primary Game:
Tetris (Nintendo , 1989, GB)
Music by Hirokazu Tanaka
"A-Type (Korobeiniki)"
"Title Screen"

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