|Dutch Argument (turned on) (instrumental)
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|Author:||tepples [ Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:06 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Dutch Argument (turned on) (instrumental)|
What happens when you try to squeeze five tracks into the NES's three channels?
You get the aural equivalent of sprite flicker. I made this last weekend as a test case for some features of Pently and got some people in #nesdev to listen to it.
NES remake: Pently source | nsf | ogg
(You can hear the polyphony fail around 2:24-2:40.)
I composed the original version of this piece in ModPlug Tracker in mid-2001. It marked the beginning of a tendency toward 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures in my work.
Original (instrumental): s3m | ogg
It was originally intended to be the backing track for what All The Tropes would come to call a "stupid statement dance mix" (think "Batdance" or "Picard Song" or "Cillit Cillit Cillit Bang" or "Betes Betes Diabetes"). It sampled a 1993 half-hour TV documentary about Jewish people in the Netherlands, making fun of certain Dutch phrases that sounded funny to my English-speaking mind. For example, onderdak ("shelter") sounds like "Shoeshine Boy", and a Dutch sentence meaning "We have very separate roles" (referring to men and women) sounds vaguely like "heaven, hell, and Portugal". In fact, it was from this documentary that I learned the term "discriminazi" which I occasionally use on Slashdot to describe someone acting out of prejudice. That one arose from my mishearing of Dutch discriminatie ("discrimination"), where final -tie is pronounced "tsee". But I stripped out the samples when I realized what a good job the studio had done of keeping the documentary off the usual above-board streaming sites.
Original (vocal): Catch me in #nesdev
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