SEATTLE – January 17, 2017 – Materia Collective is excited to announce the release of ZODIAC: Final Fantasy Tactics Remixed, a 63-track album spanning over four hours of music arranged from the iconic Final Fantasy Tactics soundtrack. One hundred artists from the game music community have come together to create this tribute to the powerful 1997 tactical RPG, with a soundtrack originally composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata that first introduced the world of Ivalice to the Final Fantasy series.
Featuring artists such as John Robert Matz, Dale North, Doug Perry, Annie Rosen, Sean Schafianski, Laura Intravia, Jack Menhorn, Amanda Lepre and more, ZODIAC: Final Fantasy Tactics Remixed presents covers in obvious styles including orchestral and rock, but also treads into surprising territory with swinging jazz, dramatic opera, and insolent chicken choir.
“The Final Fantasy Tactics soundtrack was darker and more atmospheric than other Final Fantasy soundtracks,” says project producer Stephen Robert Froeber. “In some ways, that makes doing straight covers of the songs tricky, so it has been really amazing to hear the interpretations that arrangers have given each piece. Especially for the pieces where the original had an organic, open ended structure, it has been really cool to hear what arrangers have done.”