One-man a capella Tetris is a winner

Smooth McGroove lays down eight vocal tracks to create a marvelous a capella version of the Tetris theme. Have a listen.

Alexey Pajitnov

The Tetris theme, it can't be denied, is one of the best video game musical tracks of all time. It was nicked unashamedly from a Russian folk tune called "Korobeiniki," and it gets stuck in your head like an icepick.

Of course, we've heard a million variations. But YouTube user Smooth McGroove -- a former music teacher who quit to make a capella covers of video game music full time -- has taken it on and made possibly the best thing September will have to offer.

As he does with all of his videos, Smooth McGroove has laid down eight vocal tracks (with some whistling) to create a wonderfully complex rendition of "Korobeiniki." And now we're going to have it stuck in our heads all week. Thank you very much, Smooth McGroove, even if isn't your real name. (It isn't. His real name is Max Gleason. Just sayin'.)

Anyhow, if you like what you hear, go have a listen to a few more of his tracks on YouTube, and check out his Bandcamp page, where you can also buy his music.

(Source: Crave Australia)

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.

 

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