Are you a fan of video game music? The Videri String Quartet has put together an album full of some of the greatest video game music of all time, including Super Mario Bros., Sonic, and Zelda. The nine-track album is now available on iTunes and Loudr. More details are below in the official press release.
Game Music Greatest Hits Performed By Videri String Quartet Now Available Via Joypad Records
Classically trained string quartet releases Portals, debut album featuring Mario, Zelda, Journey, and Final Fantasy like you’ve never heard them before.
San Francisco, CA – September 18, 2013 – Joypad Records is pleased to announce the release of Portals, the debut album of the classically trained Videri String Quartet, featuring stirring performances that pay homage to some of videogames’ greatest musical moments from titles including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Sonic the Hedgehog, Final Fantasy, Halo, and more.
Listeners will immediately connect with jubilant arrangements from Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedegehog, the whimsy of Journey, the heartfelt performance of “At Zanarkand” from Final Fantasy X, and rousing takes on the themes from Halo and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The 14-minute-long suite from Final Fantasy VII will also provide an emotional journey through many of the game’s most beloved themes.
The album’s full track listing is as follows:
01. “Super Mario Bros.”
02. “FFX: At Zanarkand”
03. “Journey Medley”
04. “Sonic the Hedgehog: Green Hill Zone”
05. “Zelda: Ballad of the Goddess”
06. “Kingdom Hearts II: Working Together”
07. “Final Fantasy VII Suite”
08. “The Mightiest of Pirates: Theme from Monkey Island”
09. “Halo Medley”
Portals is now available for $12 from the following digital retailers:
There’s a lot more in store for game music fans from the Videri String Quartet in the future, so please visit their home page for future album news and upcoming performance information: http://www.viderisq.com/
About the Videri String Quartet
The Videri String Quartet is a group of classically trained musicians with a deep appreciation for game music. After their formation in 2012, they’ve been a fan favorite at events including the Rooster Teeth game and Internet convention in Austin, TX and the Festival of Independent Games in Boston, MA. They will also perform at IndieCade in October 2013.
The Videri String Quartet are:
Pamela Cumming, violin I
Eli Bishop & Aubrey Holmes, violin II
Roselie Samter, viola
Brent Austin, cello
Learn more about the Videri String Quartet on their official website: http://www.viderisq.com/
About Joypad Records
Joypad Records is an independent label based in San Francisco that specializes in digitally-releasing original video game soundtracks, cover songs, licensed remix projects, and chiptune albums. Despite it’s recent formation in 2012, Joypad Records has already become the go-to destination for artists wanting to officially license their arrangements and distribute them to fans. Joypad Records’s goal is to raise awareness of game music culture, and to support the unique needs of its composers and remixers alike.
Learn more about Joypad Records and explore their extensive catalog of music on their official website: http://www.joypadrecords.com/