Fans of two of Squaresoft's iconic RPGs, Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, have some new ear candy to listen to across the millinea as Materia Collective releases At the End of Time: A Tribute to Chrono Cross & Chrono Trigger.
The album is a collection of seventeen fresh takes across a wide array of genres on the critically-acclaimed soundtracks composed by Yasunori Mitsuda and Nobuo Uematsu. Several fan-favorites are included, such as "Frog's Theme," which highlights a playful bassoon melody, "Corridors of Time," featuring glass-like vibraphones, bells, and piano to represent the fragility of the Queen Zeal and the kingdom as a whole, and "The Girl Who Stole the Stars," sporting heart-wrenching metal-core guitars giving voice to expressive melodies and roaring choruses.
"Our goal with At the End of Time was simple," explains album producer Allen Brasch. "We wanted to offer listeners a unique, memorable journey whether they've experienced these games or not. The album art also hints that no matter who you are, you are going to be pulled into this adventure, and you might not be the same when it ends."
At the End of Time: A Tribute to Chrono Cross & Chrono Trigger was put together by GameLark, which is a community of artists united by their passion for video game music and their desire to create high-quality music. The album is fully licensed and can be found via Spotify, iTunes, and Bandcamp.