By Alexander Jones / October 9th, 2015
Sparked by the announcement of the Final Fantasy VII Remake, a group of musicians, arrangers, and remixers assembled together to create something beautiful. This massive remix album, known as MATERIA: Final Fantasy VII Remixed, is over five hours long and features a variety of genres, from metal to classical, from solo piano to synth orchestra. It is quite the collection of music, and it is nothing short of beautiful. I have been stunned by every piece I heard so far. I cried, I laughed, and I found new ways to love music from a game that is close to my heart, and close to many people’s hearts. The whole thing is available on iTunes, Loudr, and Spotify, and if you love Final Fantasy VII music, I strongly encourage you to check it out. I do not believe you will be disappointed. Check out more details below!
Seattle, Washington – October 9, 2015 – Materia Collective is pleased to present MATERIA: Final Fantasy VII Remixed, a massive five-disc remix project celebrating the announcement of Square Enix’s highly-anticipated remake of one of the most beloved role-playing games of all time, Final Fantasy VII. Following in the spirit of other community remix projects such as those from OverClocked ReMix, Zelda Reorchestrated, and others, Materia Collective has gathered nearly 200 musicians from around the globe, including renowned remixers, performers, YouTube personalities, and composers working in the videogame industry to pay tribute to Nobuo Uematsu’s timeless soundtrack.
MATERIA: Final Fantasy VII Remixed is fully licensed and is available from Loudr and other digital retailers:
“MATERIA: Final Fantasy VII Remixed is the album we have always wanted to exist,” comments album producer and Materia Collective founder Sebastian Wolff. “It is more than a cover album; it is a collection of individual musical tributes from nearly 200 artists, collaborating to create a massive five-disc tribute to one of the most beloved games and soundtracks of all time.”
To this day, Final Fantasy VII remains a fan favorite for its in-depth story, wide cast of characters, and its memorable soundtrack. Listeners will enjoy every track from Final Fantasy VII remixed, arranged, and re-imagined across a variety of genres, including the cinematic and beautiful “Main Theme from Final Fantasy VII,” the tribal “Cosmo Canyon,” the laid back “Costa del Sol,” the heartbreaking “Aerith’s Theme,” and the epic final battle theme, “One-Winged Angel” along with all the rest. Featured artists include composers Will Roget, II (Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris), Jeff Ball (TimeSpinner), Dale North (Dragon Fantasy Book II), Francisco Cerda and John Robert Matz (Gunpoint), Kyle Landry, Smooth McGroove, Laura Intravia, String Player Gamer, Doug Perry, Kristin Naigus, Rozen, Videri String Quartet, Triforce Quartet and many more.
For more information about Materia Collection, their debut album, MATERIA: Final Fantasy VII Remixed, and the artists involved, please visit Materia Collective’s official website:
About Materia Collective
Materia Collective started on whim, sparked by the excitement of the Final Fantasy VII remake announcement during E3 2015. Within a week, a project was on the go to produce and release a tribute album by October – a tight deadline for a varied pool of composers, producers, remixers, arrangers, and performers.
Materia Collective is on a mission to unite artists in creative pursuits, and produce high-quality musical releases.
Learn more: http://www.materiacollective.
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