Bleep, Bleep, Bloop. In the last month, YouTube user QuintonSung has re-released two complete Radiohead albums in stunning 8-bit versions. In April, QuintonSung posted a version of British alternative rock group Radiohead’s fourth album Kid A (2000). The version has gained small levels of popularity on YouTube and Twitter. Since then, QuintonSung uploaded Radiohead singles which met limited success. On May 20, a completely 8-bit version of Radiohead’s widely acclaimed third album OK Computer (1997).
The iterations of the albums are absolutely phenomenal. They stick to the source material for the most part but are peppered with brilliant riffs on Radiohead’s music. From QuintonSung’s YouTube channel:
This is a tribute to one of my favourite bands… For the most part I tried to follow the album quite closely, although I took some creative liberties, and decided to make a rather subtle change for fun to see if people would notice (and people have!). I can’t tell you what they are, though. If you’re a hardcore fan, or if you pay close attention to your feet, you’ll definitely spot it out.
These are undoubtedly sonic treats—so familiar; so fresh