The Chrono Trigger Symphony: Volume 1 Arrives on 22nd August
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Blake Robinson's Synthetic Orchestra returns
You may be quite familiar with the name Blake Robinson by now, especially if you're a fan of video game music. Using software and tools that he's meticulously developed, Robinson produces orchestrations of iconic video game soundtracks that, arguably, take the source music to another level. He's produced plenty of free material, but also licensed albums for Super Metroid and Banjo-Kazooie.
Robinson has once again obtained the relevant licensing through JoyPad Records and is working on possibly his most substantial project yet, which will incorporate the music from iconic Super NES title Chrono Trigger. Due to the volume of content this will be split into multiple releases, with Robinson saying the following:
CHRONO TRIGGER SYMPHONY focuses The Synthetic Orchestra's efforts on recreating and remastering the soundtrack to Square Enix's classic video game from the Chrono series. Spanning several volumes, the project re-orchestrates all your favourite music from the game while remaining faithful to the originals. As each volume is released, every piece of music from the game will be featured, re-orchestrated by hand - one note at a time.
This first volume will be released on 22nd August and will be available on Loudr and iTunes, with more information on the official Chrono Trigger Symphony website. If you want to learn more about Blake Robinson and his work, meanwhile, you can also check out our interview with the man himself and our Banjo-Kazooie Symphony review.
In the meantime, the trailer below gives a sample of what to expect. Are you interested in picking this up?