Once upon a time in Canada, there was a boy named Scott Pilgrim. This young boy was in love with a girl by the name of Ramona Flowers. But in order to date the girl of his dreams, Scott Pilgrim had to defeat Ramona's seven evil "ex's". Sound familiar? This may ring a bell to you if you read the graphic novels written by the great Bryan Lee O'Malley, or maybe if you'd seen the movie released in 2010 with Michael Cera portraying the fearless hero, Scott. I however, am reaching out to you fellow Dtoiders about a video game released late that same year. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game was not only immensely entertaining, but had an almost perfect accompanying soundtrack. And one of my favorite tracks off of that soundtrack, was the background music to the second level, Makin' Movies.
The song sets the tone for your trip through a complex movie set in which there are obstacles to destroy and extras in dinosaur suits to defeat, all in the hopes of challenging and defeating Ms. Ramona's second evil ex, Lucas Lee.
The music is genius in itself, harmoniously depicting the 8-bit atmosphere the graphic novels and other media incorporate in the story. Anamanaguchi, the American chiptune indie-rock composers of these masterpieces, so easily reminded all of us how wonderful the video game music of yesterday used to be by adding alternative instruments to the NES style sounds, thus creating just....video game music ecstasy. Makin' Movies may be my favorite track off the entire album, yet I'd be the first to say that there are many contenders for that pedestal of glory from this album. Anamanguchi's utilization of bass guitar in tandem with the chiptune synths and drum kits are perfectly balanced throughout the entire soundtrack, and create a very distinct sound in which they can be identified by.
To my knowledge, there haven't been any remixes of this song. I would love to hear some good mixes of any of the "Anamanaguchi-Awesomeness", so I'll just have to keep my eyes peeled!
If you haven't picked up this game for either the PlayStation or the Xbox, I highly recommend doing so, if for nothing else, so that you can experience the wonderful music that flows so effortlessly with the game play. But be warned, this song will definitely get stuck in your head; not that you'll catch me complaining. ;)