One of the reasons I started retuning pieces to different modes was the hope that something good might come out of it by chance. One example has appeared. I don’t think “good” is the right word, but it at least sounds intentional (most pieces just sound accidentally out of tune).
Land of Hope and Glory retuned into Ultra Locrian.
It is dark and disharmonious. Hitting a note on nearly every beat combined with a lack of any real resolution gives it an unrelenting monotony. And somehow, halfway through when the higher octave repeat starts you still end up with the feeling of: “It’s still going? And somehow it’s worse?”.
I would like to end on a cheerful note. Nothing with “Locrian” in the name really does that. So instead, have some Sonic the Hedgehog music: