Ben Folds Five’s 1997 sophomore album, Whatever and Ever Amen, was one of my favorites released that year. This album presented a new challenge: converting a piano-driven album to NES pulse waves. Some of the album is rollicking, some of it is soft and understated, but none of it lends itself to the sounds of the NES quite as well as other genres of music. This album introduced me to Ben Folds Five and made a huge impression on me. One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces of You is one of my favorite songs by the group. It’s probably not the track that came out the best of my 8-bit versions from this album but the opening piano still takes me back to the summer of 1997, even if they’re processed by the Nintendo Entertainment System.
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