Fans of the iconic The Legend of Zelda video games just got hours upon hours of new ear candy to enjoy as Materia Collective releases the massive 79-track album FATE: A Tribute to Majora's Mask.
Offering an eclectic mix of genres and styles that reflect the tone of the original soundtrack, the album is divided into three parts: The First Day, a collection of tracks driving the anxiety and elation of the first foray into Clock Town; The Second Day, a melancholy selection representing the denial and doubt that the moon is falling into the Earth; and The Final Day, a shorter yet intense set of pieces accenting both the dread of the end and the glimmer of hope that still shines in the world's final moments.
"The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask stands out because, more than any game in the franchise, it dealt with the positive and negative issues that human beings constantly face - grief, death, the passage of time, fear, rejection, and temptation, but also friendship, reconciliation, perseverance, justice, hope, and love," comment album producers Sam and Peter Bobinski. "These themes made for a unique storytelling experience. The game's musical direction incorporates sounds and instruments typically used in Chinese opera, and explores minimalist styles; neither typically found in Zelda soundtracks. Our favorite moments are the boss pieces and the final encounter with Majora."
FATE: A Tribute to Majora's Mask is available digitally via Spotify and Bandcamp.