Sunday, 9 March 2014

Will Varley- Weddings & Wars Impressive 8 bit Music Video

So every now and then we cover a song or two on Crazy Horse Gaming, but only if we can find some kind of Video gaming angle. This time we not only have a obvious video gaming related music video but in my opinion this is a great looking 8 bit style music video  that has been gathering momentum and popularity on the good old interweb.

The impressive creative Idea of Folk singer/song writer Will Varley  uses a 8 Bit video game inspired stile to create a great video to accompany his song  Weddings & Wars a four minute History of the universe a track Crow from his latest album 'As the Crow Flies'

As the press release for this video describes,
"The video was designed and animated by Varley himself – it took about six weeks of solid work and involved lots of all-night sessions. Designed in a demo version of a 1990s computer program, Will finished the game on the last day of his free trial of the software. The video is influenced heavily by the kind of games Varley played with his brother as a child, and gamers will appreciate quite a few hidden in-jokes (look out for the Commander Keen reference, for example)."
"Super Nintendo gaming enthusiasts will love this video, which uses the same resolution and colour palette of the classic NES and SNES consoles; those interested in evolutionary biology will enjoy the simple and darkly funny explanation of how humankind has progressed from bacterium to killing machine; but above all, music fans will love the track: a witty, melodic and extraordinarily well-crafted take on the meaning – or meaninglessness – of life."
Why not check the video out yourself.

So I think we all can agree a pretty impressive piece of work from a very talented guy. If you would like to know more about Will Varley and his music you can check out his website.


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