Music has always been linked to the world of video games. Sometimes it is a fundamental piece, creating atmosphere as in metroid or becoming a playable mechanic like in Fuser, or Crypt of the Necrodancer. We can also enjoy it in high-profile collaborations, either for promotional or recreational purposes. But above all, we find her as a source of inspiration in the fan community. Thanks to the networks we have been able to see how people do real fanciful things. That is the case of on4word, a Youtube channel with a long history that is dedicated to recreating well-known themes with sound effects from different video games. On this occasion, the chosen one has been the British group Radioheadwhich sounds like never before thanks to the music of Super Mario 64.
Thus, the album In Rainbows, which the band released in 2007, has become In Rainbow Roads. It is not the first time that on4word has remixed Radiohead songs. In the past, he already did it with songs like No Surprises or Paranoid Android. He has also covered other groups such as Tame Impala and their hit The Less I Know The Better, or Nine Inch Nails. However, this is the first time that he dares with an entire album.
Those who have played Super Mario 64 will no doubt recognize some of the elements that are used in this reimagining of Radiohead. For example 15 stepsthe opening piece, uses fonts from Burning Sands, some Bowser levels, and the Bob-omb noises, while in bodysnatchers We recognize the music from the menu.
Undoubtedly a meticulous and well-polished work that honors the original by Radiohead and that, in fact, can be heard with frank pleasure.