Sam Dillard has released a new album: “Metroid Cinematica”! It is without a doubt the best Metroid album I have ever heard!! The instruments are so realistic I don’t think a professional orchestra could do a better job. The soundscapes of the arrangements absolutely ooze Metroid. While listening through the album, I was constantly recalling memories of each game. The quality of this album is where I envisioned Metroid Reorchestrated going. The goal of MREO is to transform the amazing songs of the Metroid franchise into orchestral masterpieces. Sam Dillard has achieved that goal; each and every song in his album is an orchestral masterpiece.
I strongly urge you to check out Sam Dillard’s “Metroid Cinematica”. It is available on Loudr, Google Play, and iTunes. If you like what you hear and are financially able, please purchase his album. Excellent composers ought to be compensated for their efforts so that they can continue to release magnificent albums. If you are not financially able, you can still listen to his album on Spotify. Below you will find a trailer for “Metroid Cinematica”.
Posted on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 in News. 0 ·
“Sol Sanctum – The Elemental Stars” from Golden Sun
“S.S. Anubis” from Jet Force Gemini
“Condemned Tower” from Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
“Fully Powered Suit” from Metroid: Zero Mission
“Mt. Coronet” from Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum
“Title Theme” from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
“Calming Dawn” from Minecraft (remix of “Sweden”)
“Phendrana Drifts” from Metroid Prime
From the description on Loudr: “Aural Nostalgia Vol 1 is a collection of eight reorchestrations from video games I have played whose music brings back fond memories. This album is my attempt to do these nostalgia-inducing songs justice. Special thanks goes to Leila Whelan for creating the album art.”
Hey guys and gals! It’s been quite a while, hasn’t it? Today’s update is the title theme from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption arranged by yours truly, Light_of_Aether. I showed off a “surround sound” version of this theme two years ago. If you’d like to compare, click here!
Hey guys! Today marks the first time you will be able to see the reorchestration process firsthand. I recorded myself working on the Theme of U-Mos from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes from the beginning. I didn’t arrange the entire song, just the first two minutes. It isn’t perfect, but it’s a good start. Enjoy!
If you would like me to do more recordings or just want to give feedback, please let me know either on the MREO Facebook page or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 in News. 0 ·
Hey everyone! This month we have two new songs for you: Chozo Artifact Found (Metroid Prime) and Nightmare (Metroid Fusion). Chozo Artifact Found was arranged by Light_of_Aether and Nightmare was arranged by the MREO Team’s newest reorchestrator, Stephen. You can expect to hear more of his excellent work.
Light_of_Aether has about six other songs in the reorchestration pipeline. Tune into his college radio show at 10pm Eastern tonight to hear the latest work-in-progress of one of those six songs, Phendrana Drifts Redux. Right-click the banner that says “Listen Online Streaming” and select “save link as”. Then play that file with your favorite music player.
The Listen and Download pages will be updated soon.
Posted on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 in News. 0 ·
Hey everyone! We have three new songs and a preview for you this month. Lower Maridia (Super Metroid), another excellent piece from DigitalGhost; Surface Runner Redux (Metroid II); Distress Signal (Metroid Prime); and our preview, Title Theme (Metroid Prime Trilogy).
Hey guys! Our amazing friends over at Zelda Reorchestrated recorded the choir for their The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess album “Twilight Symphony” yesterday. They posted four videos (below) of the choir in action and it is epic! This is an exciting time to be a video game music fan. For more information regarding Twilight Symphony, please see the Zelda Reorchestrated website at http://www.zreomusic.com.
Title Theme Redux was done by Light_of_Aether and Lower Brinstar was done by our newest reorchestrator, DigitalGhost. You can expect to hear more of his excellent work.
We are still looking for music advisors to join the MREO Team; there are five positions available. Brief position description: listen to MREO pieces before they are posted to the website and provide feedback on how said pieces can be improved. Position requirement: must have been in band, orchestra, or choir at some point in your life. Knowledge of music theory is a plus. Please send all applications to Light_of_Aether at the email address specified on the staff page.