Celebrate 20 years of Pokémon Red/Green with a story-driven musical journey from Shinesparkers and Materia Collective.
SEATTLE – December 22, 2017 – Materia Collective is pleased to present Harmony of a Champion, a cinematic story-driven arrangement album detailing a young Pokémon trainer’s journey to becoming Kanto’s Pokémon Champion. Harmony of a Champion celebrates the 20th anniversary of the original Pokémon Red and Green soundtracks, allowing fans to relive their favorite moments through unique rock, electronic, and orchestral arrangements that incorporate sound design to tell the game’s story. Harmony of a Champion is licensed with all profits being donated to Child’s Play Charity:
Produced by the Shinesparkers fan community and featuring global talent such as Rozen (Sins of Hyrule), Laura Intravia (Video Games Live, Destiny), Spencer Bambrick (BestLuck), and sound designer Gina Zdanowicz (BioShock 2, Just Cause 3), Harmony of a Champion offers over two and a half hours of music.
“I hold the original generation of games in high regard for all of the wonderful memories and friendships that were born from playing them,” notes Shinesparkers creator Darren Kerwin. “Harmony of a Champion is an opportunity to experience the story of Red and his journey from a ten-year-old boy who grew up in Pallet Town to becoming a Pokémon Champion, through the inclusion of sound design across the album to add narrative and express the story more effectively.”
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Shinesparkers is a Metroid fan community dedicated to bringing its fans up-to-date Metroid news and exclusive content, such as Harmony of a Hunter. Since 2011, Shinesparkers has created a series of albums under the “Harmony of” name focusing on video game fan-arrangement albums which include Metroid, Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.
Learn more: https://shinesparkers.net
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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