Argentian composer Ferdk cooks up 11 tracks inspired by Kow Otani's timeless soundtrack
Material Collective, a Seattle-based video game music publisher and label, is exploring a unique audio landscape with Battle With the Colossus, a cover album that re-imagines Kow Otani's timeless soundtrack for Shadow of the Colossus in the genre of symphonic heavy metal.
The album features cover artwork (above) by Leo Lembotiv and 11 tracks produced by Argentian composer Ferdk, including:
- "Revived Power"
- "The Opened Way"
- "In Awe of the Power"
- "A Messenger from Behind"
- "A Violent Encounter"
- "Liberated Guardians"
- "Gatekeeper of the Castle Ruins"
- "A Despair-filled Farewell"
- "Final Battle"
- "The Farthest Land"
Describing his work on the album, Ferdk states: "Battle with the Colossus embodies the duality of conflict versus beauty [...] Guitar riffs challenge the beasts. Orchestral melodies capture their majesty. I vividly remember encountering the very first colossus, way back in 2005. I was in awe, I hadn't seen something like this in gaming before. I found myself climbing this huge beast as the score charged into a triumphant orchestral epic, a one-of-a-kind experience. The soundtrack to this game is almost like a character of its own. It defines the experience just as much as the art direction and gameplay. It's truly a masterpiece of a game and one of my all-time favorites, so I'm pleased to be able to release my tribute to the game and its soundtrack."
Shadow of the Colossus/Wander and the Colossus ©2005 Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS is a trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC. Materia Collective LLC and Ferdk are no way affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected to Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. with respect to this album. Musical compositions are used with permission. All Rights Reserved.
Source: Official press release
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