It is a great thing that Minibosses tone is possible to be emulated. I'm not trying to say Minibosses can be replaced - they are the masters of their own sound - but the fact of the matter is that it is so bare bones and to the point that it can be done. I say there should be more bands that sound like them. Everyone on here should be trying to make a Minibosses clone. Eventually all of the clone bands can become organized and start an initiative to cover every last song from an NES game.
Just let that stew for a minute. Hearing any NES song and having the option of listening to it Minibosses'd.
I've said it before, but performing note-for-note renditions of an original video game song is very similar to modern classical music performance. Even if you're playing the exact same notes in the exact same rhythm, the gold is in the detail. There's always some level of creative license, right down to every detail of how you play every note, the articulation and "realization" of the notes.
There's so much to be done with the original VGM songs without having to change a bunch of shit around. The original songs are already badass. What are people really trying to do when they form a VGM band? Hopefully it's about bringing those 8-bit songs "TO LIFE."
I, too, am really tired of hearing the same old mainstream VGM. I feel like so many of the song choices amongst VGM bands are based on the familiarity/nostalgia factor, like the success of the show depends on people recognizing the song. I say fuck that. The music speaks for itself. Our job as performing musicians (distinct from composers) is to breathe life and love into whatever piece we've chosen to perform. It's all about shining a light on the music that really moved us and continues to inspires us.
Damn House, thanks for reminding me the most important part. Take it from me, I know the members pretty well and they really do have the right passion of the music.
Well, I was at the show.It went well IMO. I am looking forward to hearing more. Aside from the usual complaints, I am more worried the DoE former members may go a bit overboard forming 55 bands in Austin, then complain about being over-saturated when any new VGM acts popping up.LMFAO