63 tracks with a runtime of almost four hours.
Music label Materia Collective has announced a new tribute album that pays homage to Nobuo Uematsu’s soundtrack to the 2000 role-playing game Final Fantasy IX.
EIDOLON: Music from Final Fantasy IX comprises 63 tracks of arranged music spanning numerous genres; from orchestral rock to piano melodies, brass-heavy pieces to string compositions, and big band jazz to vocal melodies, the album has a number of contributing artists that include Fossil Hunters composer Robby Duguay, cover band the Triforce Quartet, electric violinist String Player Gamer, video game cover quartet the Videri String Quartet, and For the King composer John Robert Matz.
“We thought the next Final Fantasy cover album from Materia Collective was long overdue, and we both have a big love for the Final Fantasy IX soundtrack,” said album producers Joe Chen and Emily McMillan. “As the game focuses so much on character development and connections, we wanted to celebrate those ideas with a theme of collaboration. Each track on EIDOLON is the work of multiple Materia Collective artists working together to develop their interpretations of the classic music of Final Fantasy IX.”
EIDOLON: Music from Final Fantasy IX is available now from digital outlets such as Amazon Music, Bandcamp, Google Play, and iTunes, as well as streaming services like Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify, and TIDAL.
Head over to the Materia Collective product page to see the full tracklisting and album credits.