Materia Collective has officially revealed the Hero of Time, an epic re-imagining of the soundtrack to Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Hero of Time is unprecedented in many ways, setting out to arrange and record with a full 64-piece orchestra the most poignant moments from the game. After first appearing on Kickstarter with great success with over 1,000 backers contributing more than $50,000 (R625,000), with all this backing it will be available in digital and limited edition CD formats on 27 March 2017 with pre-orders officially open from today!
“Orchestral recordings of music from The Legend of Zelda have become increasingly popular over the last several years,” notes arranger and project director Eric Buchholz. “With Hero of Time, we sought to create a single, cohesive experience that weaves all of the complex underlying themes of the game, like impermanence and mortality, with Koji Kondo’s timeless melodies that have become as iconic as the game itself. The orchestration takes an ‘east-meets-west’ approach, with the inclusion of taiko ensembles, eastern woodwinds, and harmonies found prevalent in Japanese film and game scores.”
Hero of Time
Price: $14 ( R175.00)
Release Date: 27 March 2017
Details: Pre-order of Hero of Time Digital Album. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
Hero of Time
Physical CD Album
Price: $30 ( R375.00)
Shipping Date: 24 April 2017
Details: A premium 6-panel digipak album featuring stunning panoramic artwork by Lekso, one disc with cutout artwork, and a 16-page full color booklet.
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