Materia Collective is a Seattle-based videogame music publisher that serves as the middleman between remixers of video game music and the scary lawyer-loaded companies they take inspiration from. Thanks to companies like Materia, officially licensed compositions of famed tracks from games like The Legend of Zelda can be legally bought and sold.
Game composer Rozen is the latest musician to release music through the service, in a new compilation titled Sins of Hyrule. It features elaborate covers of tracks selected from Ocarina of Time, Breath of the Wild, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. Have a listen:
“More than a straightforward orchestral remix album, this album goes deeper into retelling the mythos of Hyrule, scoring the key moments where humanity is the audience to the colossal battles between light and shadow,” says Rozen. “Through the use of live instruments, huge percussion, choir, hybrid elements, and dreamy vocals, [listeners can] experience the dark nature and the never-ending cycle of the curse trapped inside the divine-given Triforce.”
If you like what you just heard, you can even get it in physical form — for a limited time. 300 copies of Sins of Hyrule are being sold by Material Collective, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. The CD comes in a six-panel digipak with artwork by Alderion-al and Diego Jimenez.