Fans of Final Fantasy X now have some new ear candy as Materia Collective presents SPIRA: Music from Final Fantasy X. The two-album set is a massive 100-track tribute to the beloved PlayStation 2 RPG soundtrack by Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, and Junya Nakano.
The collection covers a variety of styles such as orchestral, electronic, and rock along with Bollywood, disco, gypsy punk, folk, and an irreverent chocobo choir. The large cast of musical talent includes Horizon Zero Dawn vocalist Julie Elven, composer Dale North, Pokémon Reorchestrated arranger Braxton Burks, the Triforce Quartet, and many others.
"The Final Fantasy X soundtrack already contains a lot of variations on a few common themes," note project organizers Joe Chen and Emily McMillan. "We wanted to create a listening experience where it didn't feel like you're listening to 'Hymn of the Fayths' 20 times in a row, so all of our artists aimed to do something new on their track. For example, some artists arranged in an unfamiliar style, while others incorporated unique instrumentation. As a result, both SPIRA albums re-frame the classic themes from Final Fantasy X with a fresh perspective."
SPIRA: Music from Final Fantasy X can be obtained via Bandcamp and iTunes. No plans for a physical release of the two-album collection has yet been announced.
Materia Collective is a Seattle-based videogame music publisher and label, representing an international array of renowned video game musicians, composers, and songwriters.