Game music charity album featuring Pokémon benefits Hurricane Harvey victims

Music label Materia Collective in conjunction with charitable organization Multiplayer Charity have released SPIRIT, a charity EP that aims to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief and draw attention to the needs of other hurricane victims in Florida and Puerto Rico during this particularly challenging hurricane season. Featuring remixes from UNDERTALE, Final Fantasy VII, Journey, and Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire from arrangers and performers such as Braxton Burks (Pokémon Reorchestrated), Laura Intravia (Video Games Live), StringPlayerGamer (Strings of Determination), Loudr co-founder Jesse Budington, Sean Schafianski (Video Game Music Reorchestrated), and others, all proceeds will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation to assist with relief efforts. SPIRIT is fully licensed and available now:

“We started working on SPIRIT almost immediately after Harvey, since many Materia Collective members are from Houston and wanted to contribute to the rebuilding process,” comments project organizer Emil McMillan. “There was a great outpouring of support in the immediate aftermath of this disaster; however, the need is ongoing, and we hope that our EP can contribute. In the time since we started this project, other hurricanes have affected other areas, including Florida, the Virgin Islands, and most recently, Puerto Rico. While all SPIRIT proceeds will go towards the Greater Houston Community Foundation, we also want to raise awareness for these other areas that badly need support. Donation links for charities in other areas can be found on Bandcamp and Materia Collective’s official website.”

SPIRIT features fan-favorite music from some of the biggest franchises in videogames. The full track listing is as follows:

01. Hopes and Dreams (UNDERTALE) by David Erick Ramos and Ro Panuganti

02. Main Theme (Final Fantasy VII) by Ruby Toung

03. Apotheosis (Journey) by Stephen Robert Froeber

04. Ending Theme (Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire) by Braxton Burks

Learn more about SPIRIT:

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.

Source: Press release via Gamasutra


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