(Credit: Alexey Pajitnov)
Some things are just too beautiful for words. Smooth McGroove's one-man a capella take on the Tetris theme is one of them.
The Tetris theme, it can't be denied, is one of the best musical tracks in video games of all time. It was nicked unashamedly from a Russian folk tune called "Korobeiniki", and it gets stuck in your head like an icepick.
And, of course, we've heard a million variations. But for YouTube user Smooth McGroove (previously) — a former music teacher who quit to make a capella covers of video-game music full time — to take it on is possibly the best thing September will have to offer.
Like all of his videos, he has laid down eight vocal tracks (with some whistling) to create a wonderfully complex rendition of "Korobeiniki". And now we're going to have it stuck in our heads all week. Thank you very much, Smooth McGroove, if that even is your real name. (It isn't. His real name is Max Gleason. Just sayin'.)