Last year Materia Collective started a Kickstarter campaign for the recording of a piano arrangement album of the Pokémon Red & Blue soundtrack and they are now opening preorders for non-backers.
The release is a 2LP on black vinyl. The records appear to be housed in a single-pocket jacket with illustrations by Nora Kristiansen and design and layout by Rozen. It will be a pressing of 500 copies.
People who backed the vinyl tier for the Kickstarter will receive a backer-exclusive version of this, but it has not yet been announced what the difference between the standard and the backers versions will be.
It is priced at $40 and is scheduled to release around September 1, 2018. It can be preordered now via Bandcamp here.
Materia Collective and Rozen have just announced that they will be releasing a new album of orchestral Zelda arrangements on vinyl. Rozen himself calls it “The spiritual antithesis to my own “Sins of Hyrule”” referencing the recently released Sins of Hyrule album.
The release appears to be a single LP on white vinyl housed in a regular LP jacket. It will be limited to 500 copies.
It is priced at $35 and is scheduled to release around July 1, 2018. It can be preordered from Rozen’s Bandcamp here now.
Materia Collective have announced that they will be releasing Rozen’s Sins Of Hyrule album on vinyl. Sins Of Hyrule is an album with arranged music from the The Legend of Zelda games Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, Skyward Swords and Breath of the Wild.
The release will be a 2LP on black vinyl. The jacket features artwork by Alderion-al with additional layout by Diego Jimenez. It will be limited to 200 copies.
The album is priced at $40 and is scheduled to release around March 1, 2018.
It can be preordered from Bandcamp here.
Late yesterday iam8bit announced a two new Undertale releases with Materia Collective in celebration of Undertale’s second anniversary and its Japanese release.
The first release will be a repress of the original Undertale soundtrack in a different cover than the original, which released late 2016. It also features new vinyl colors as the new version comes on blue and red in clear colored vinyl.
Preorders for the Japan Edition placed between September 15-22, 2017 will also include a bonus “Annoying Dog Shrine” 7″, which will feature the Dogsong (also released on bonus 7″ with the original) AND new PlayStation 4-exclusive tracks.
The second release will be of the Determination album, which is a heavy metal arrangement of the Undertale OST by RichaadEB and Ace Waters. This will be a 3LP on red, blue, and purple in black colored vinyl. It will be housed in a jacket with a glow-in-the-dark Sans face with die-cut eyes.
Artwork for both releases were done by Drew Wise, who also did artwork for iam8bit’s original Undertale soundtrack release.
The Japan Edition is priced at $40, while Determination is priced at $60. Both are scheduled to release in Q1 2018 (more specifically in March according to their Japanese announcement).
Preorders for the Japan Edition can be placed via iam8bit’s US store here and their UK/EU store here.
Preorders for Determination can be placed via iam8bit’s US store here and their UK/EU store here.
iam8bit have just announced that they will be releasing Materia Collective’s Pokémon Gold & Silver arrangement album Johto Legends on vinyl.
The release will be a 2LP on white & gold split and white & silver split colored vinyl. It comes in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Ryan Brinkerhoff. And finally, it will also include a digital download of the album.
The release is priced at $40 and is scheduled to release in Q4, 2017. Preorders will open on May 31, 2017 via iam8bit’s US store here and their UK store here.
UPDATE: Materia Collective have also updated their Kickstarter for this to include a $90 tier for a backer exclusive version of this vinyl release.
iam8bit have announced that they are collaborating with Materia Collective on a series of video game music piano cover albums titled Series 88.
The first release in this series will be piano covers of Toby Fox’ Undertale soundtrack. The arrangements for the covers are done by David Peacock and performed by Augstine Mayuga Gonzales.
The album will be a 2LP on 180g cream white and red vinyl. The cover art will be done by Andy DeGiulio and is an homage to classic piano and jazz covers. This art style will supposedly be present throughout this series of piano releases.
Preorders placed before March 19, 2017 comes with a chance to win a copy of the Annoying Dog Song 7″, which was originally released together with the Undertale Soundtrack.
It is priced at $35 and is scheduled to release in Q2, 2017. Preorders open on March 15, 2017 via iam8bit’s US store here and their UK/EU store here.
And yes, there’s a vinyl option!
The project is called Hero of Time and is “a musical retelling of the story of Ocarina of Time, including key moments that occur before the game’s beginning and during Link’s concealment for seven years”. It will be an hour-long recording of new musical arrangements recorded live by a 64-person orchestra (the orchestra might grow even larger depending how much backing they can get).
The vinyl option is at the $100 tier and will also come with a digital download of the recording, a CD, and a signed postcard. While the price might seem steep to some, keep in mind that this Kickstarter is also for making this recording happen in the first place.
They do note in the Kickstarter that they’re planning a pre-sale for non-backers if the funding is succesful, so there might be an extra chance to get a vinyl copy then.
The Kickstarter opened today, September 30, and runs until October 31, 2016. If it is succesfully funded rewards are scheduled to go out in March 2017.
If it sounds like something for you, then you can check out the Kickstarter here.
They’ve been teasing “Annoying Dog Day” for a couple of days and now it all makes sense – iam8bit just announced that they are releasing Toby Fox’ acclaimed Undertale soundtrack on vinyl later this year.
The release will feature brand new artwork by Drew Wise (see below) and will be a 2LP in a gatefold jacket. One LP will be on ‘pacifist’ blue while the other is on ‘genocide’ red. As a bonus it also comes with a “Monster Kidz Word Search” insert as well as a download of the full digital soundtrack.
And as an extra bonus – those who preorder the release before September 5, 2016 will receive a limited 7″ on clear vinyl with an “annoying dog” print on the b-side. The 7″ naturally includes the “Annoying Dog Song” from the game.
The album is priced at $35 and is scheduled to release in Q4 2016 and can be preordered now via iam8bit’s US store here and their UK/EU store here.