Classy tributes to the jazzy PlayStation-era RPG Breath of Fire III by arranger Sean Schafianski and Materia Collective.
SEATTLE – October 2, 2017 – Materia Collective is pleased to present Breath of Fire III (Remastered Tracks), a classy tribute album by arranger Sean Schafianski celebrating the music from Capcom’s 1997 PlayStation-era RPG composed by Yoshino Aoki and Akari Kaida. Schafianski breathes new life into the jazzy soundtrack, featuring live performers throughout and hitting all of the key themes from the game, including a new recording of the ending vocal theme, “Pure Again” by vocalist Mikutan. Breath of Fire III (Remastered Tracks) is fully licensed and available now:
“As with many of my previous remastered albums, I strive to keep the essence of the original tracks while adding a bit of flair,” comments Schafianski. “For this album, I went a little bit further with creative liberties, but not too far. A flute solo here, change of texture there, and so on. It was an honor and a privilege to work with fellow Materia Collective musicians, and a couple artists I had never worked with before! This album holds a very special place in my heart, as it is one of the first PlayStation RPGs that I played as a child, and the jazzy, upbeat soundtrack stuck with me ever since. I hope that listeners will feel the same energy, joy, and nostalgia that I did while revisiting this amazing soundtrack.”
Breath of Fire III (Remastered Tracks) includes several battle themes, from the playful “Fight!” to the epic finale titled “Self-Determination,” alongside the serene “Cedar Woods,” the jazzy overworld “To a Distant Place,” which features composer Wilbert Roget II on woodwinds, and the aforementioned “Pure Again.” The full track listing is as follows:
03. Cedar Woods
06. These Little Things (feat. Marc Papeghin, HatTrax)
07. To a Distant Place (feat. Wilbert Roget II)
08. Guild (Junk Town)
09. Everyday Battle
10. The Champion
11. For Old Friends
12. Conflict of Dragons
13. Self-Determination ~Last Battle~ (feat. Thennecan)
14. Pure Again (feat. Mikutan, Tiago Rodrigues)
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About Sean Schafianski
Sean Schafianski is a composer, arranger, saxophonist, and avid gamer from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He recently graduated with a degree in composition from Grand Valley State University, and is now working in a freelance capacity on original and arrangement projects.
In 2013 he began producing jazz-flavored arrangements of some of his favorite videogame soundtracks, including those from the Final Fantasy series, Chrono Trigger, and NieR, and offering them through JoyPad Records and later, Loudr.
His Video Game Music Remastered (VGMR) projects include Final Fantasy VII, Secret of Evemore, and now, Breath of Fire III.
Learn more: http://www.seanschafianski.com/
About Materia Collective
Materia Collective is a Seattle-based videogame music publisher and label, representing an international array of renowned video game musicians, composers, and songwriters. The collective supports its members with the financial, legal, logistical, and creative aspects of bringing videogame music into the forefront. The company has become known within the industry as a representation of highly innovative game music endeavors that move and inspire.
Learn more: http://www.materiacollective.com
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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