Materia Collective presents EPOCH: A Tribute to Chrono Trigger, a 60-track album celebrating Yasunori Mitsuda’s beloved SNES-era soundtrack. EPOCH features rock, jazz, ballads and more with highlights such as a beautiful acoustic guitar rendition of “Frog’s Theme,” an over-the-top Broadway-style musical reimagining of “The Trial,” an autotune pop vocal ballad of “Robo’s Theme,” an epic narrative retelling of Magus’s summoning of Lavos, and a lovely bossa nova version of the Millennial Fair among many other gems.
Contributing artists include Videri String Quartet, The Game Brass, String Player Gamer and indie game composers John Robert Matz (For the King) and Jordan Chin (ZENITH), and many others. EPOCH: A Tribute to Chrono Trigger is licensed and available wherever digital music is sold:
“Chrono Trigger is one of our favorite games of all time, so there was no question in our minds that we wanted to pay tribute to its beloved music,” comment EPOCH producers Jeff Brenneman and Daniel Romberger. “When crafting our vision for EPOCH, we thought a lot about how the characters in the game combine their skills to create unique and powerful tech combos. We wanted to honor this spirit of teamwork by encouraging musicians of different skill sets and backgrounds to band together in a similar fashion in order to make each performance one-of-a-kind. Everyone put a tremendous amount of work and love into this album, and we are proud to present our take on this timeless soundtrack.”