Materia Collective kicks off a new album series with Chamber Works: NieR Automata.
The album is arranged by Sean Schafianski. Bringing his experience in making remastered soundtracks with albums dedicated to Secret of Evermore, Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, and Breath of Fire III, Schafianski now turns to using a live orchestra with performances by the ETHEReal String Orchestra, Videri String Quartet, and The Game Brass.
The seven-track album the driving "Alien Manifestation," the melancholy "Vague Hope," and the infectiously upbeat "Pascal," among others.
"Each of these themes are arranged to suit chamber ensembles such as one would see in concert settings," explains Schafianski. "Much of the inspiration for these arrangements comes from my experience with 20th Century music, minimalism and post minimalism--subjects that I studied deeply during my university days. There is a lot to uncover here, including references to Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Samuel Barber, and more. This album was challenging to put together, both from an arrangement and logistical standpoint. All of the musicians did an amazing job, and they deserve all the praise you can give them."
Chamber Works: NieR Automata is licensed and available now in digital and limited edition CD formats