Project Destati releases Project Destati: Darkness, a musical experience consisting of fan-favorite themes the Kingdom Hearts series recorded live and featuring a live string orchestra and industry-leading soloists. The album is the follow-up to 2014's Billboard-charting soundtrack album Project Destati: Light.
"Darkness, Project Destati's second of three volumes, has been a concept since 2014 that we've been slowly piecing together with the utmost care and forethought for each of the 30 tracks in this collection," explains producer Sebastian Wolff. "Each track was individually given several months of planning and consideration to be arranged in such a way so as to tell the most complete musical story, envisioned with proper connections to other melodies within the Kingdom Hearts universe."
Project Destati: Darkness consists of 30 fan-favorite themes drawn from every title across the Kingdom Hearts franchise and winds up being nearly two-and-a-half hours in length. The iconic opening theme, "Dearly Beloved," gets a vibrant explosion of moods and textures while the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days track "Xion" becomes a ten-plus minute concerto for piano duet and orchestra that explores both her character and battle themes in a remarkably storied fashion. Axel's unofficial theme "The 13th Struggle" from Kingdom Hearts II offers glimpses of the motives that fuel him, and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep's " Dark Impetus" hones in on the precision and virtuosity of the famous violin solos that accompany the boss battles with the Unknown.
Available on CD and as a digital download, Project Destati: Darkness is available via Bandcamp, Spotify, and iTunes.