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01/18/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MENU: An Homage to Game Title Themes on Bandcamp

 

SEATTLE - January 18, 2019 - Materia Collective is excited to release MENU: An Homage to Game Title Themes, a special Materia Collective community album paying tribute to menu themes from across many fan-favorite videogames. The album includes over 52 arrangements from games big and small with more than a few surprises. Titles range from the hugely popular Final Fantasy, Overwatch, and Horizon Zero Dawn to indie darlings such as Stardew Valley, Celeste, and Florence, and delightful oddities with Vagrant Story, Blue Dragon, and Ape Escape. Contributors include videogame composers John Robert Matz, Fredrik Häthén, and Chris Porter and illustrious arrangers and performers Sean Schafianski (Remastered Soundtrack series), Eric Buckholz (Hero of Time), and Reven (Sins of Hyrule). MENU: An Homage to Game Title Themes is licensed and available today:

 

MENU: An Homage to Game Title Themes on Bandcamp

MENU: An Homage to Game Title Themes on iTunes

MENU: An Homage to Game Title Themes on Spotify

 

"For many, opening and menu themes, along with their respective title cards, trigger a great sense of nostalgia," comment album producers Monica Wang and Ben Wallace. "All of these themes are composed and designed with a sense of beginning, acting as gateways towards something bigger. Specifically, we want to encapsulate the feeling of when you first played a game, be it playing a videogame for the very first time or picking up any game for the first time."

 

Some of the more unique offerings include a samba version of the iconic Fire Emblem main theme, a gritty blues spin of the file select theme from Super Mario 64, and a dreamy synthwave arrangement of the Myst main theme.

 

Learn more and view the entire track list for MENU: An Homage to Game Title Themeshttps://www.materiacollective.com/music/menu-an-homage-to-game-title-themes

About Materia Collective 

Materia Collective is a Seattle-based videogame music publisher and label, representing an international array of renowned video game musicians, composers, and songwriters. The collective supports its members with the financial, legal, logistical, and creative aspects of bringing videogame music into the forefront. The company has become known within the industry as a representation of highly innovative game music endeavors that move and inspire.

 

Learn more: https://www.materiacollective.com

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Album producers Monica Wang and Ben Wallace are available for interview.

 

Media Contact

Jayson Napolitano, Scarlet Moon Promotions

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