Gaming attracts some incredibly talented creators, and we enjoy keeping track of some musicians that show their love for games through their projects. A new album is now out to celebrate Chrono Trigger - it's called Hero Muzik Vol. II.
Produced by K-Murdock with a broad range of contributors, it remixes classic themes from the game with a Hip Hop style; we think it does a great job. You can read the official summary and listen to it below.
Hero Muzik 2 is the second installment of K-Murdock's "Hero Muzik" series which features K remixing music from his favorite role-playing games growing up; Volume 2 focuses on the ever-present SNES classic RPG Chrono Trigger. This album was a labor of love that took K over 2 years to complete and it was initially intended, like its predecessor, to be an instrumental album, BUT at the advice of his business partner/frequent collaborator Mega Ran, Hero Muzik 2 turned into a full-scale production project that prominently features various artists from the Nerdy People Of Color Collective (NPCC), which Ran & K are members of as well. Though this album boasts an assortment of features, much like the diverse cast of characters in the actual game, the underlying goal in Hero Muzik 2 is showcasing the breadth of amazing music from Chrono Trigger, which composers Yasunori Mitsuda & Nobuo Uematsu originally created, via K putting his signature "neo-sonic" touch on!
Although you can stream for free, the album can also be bought over on Bandcamp, it's $8 or more for the download or $12.99+ for the download plus CD; you can pay more than the minimum if you wish.
Have a listen (with headphones ideally) and let us know what you think.