Cohen's 8​-​Bit Masterpiece (Bioshock)

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Like so many others, I adore the Cohen's Masterpiece theme from Bioshock. Not only is it excellent compositionally, with a unique and rich chord structure, but it also serves as an actual plot point of the game, which is really awesome. Ever since hearing it I'd toyed with the idea of arranging, but, was also scared by the prospect... I mean, how do you take an exceptionally well-written piece for the piano and do it justice with electronics? But when the notion of making this EP chip driven, well, I started to imagine how it would sound as a NES piece. And then, as insane as it was, the idea wouldn't let go. Kinda like that movie Inception. In the end, it was painstaking and very difficult to pull off, but the end result is rather fun. Original by Garry Schyman.

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from Star Spangled Chips, track released August 7, 2011
From the game Bioshock
Original composition by Garry Schyman

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Mazedude Liverpool, New York

Christopher Getman, aka Mazedude, has been a jack-of-all-trades in the world of entertainment for several years. He has dabbled in music, sound design, acting, voices, stunts, motion capture, video editing, dvd design, and much more. His first love, however, was music. Regardless of what crazy paths life took him on, he never lost the passion for creating unique musical experiences. ... more

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