iam8bit has collaborated with Materia Collective & composer/arranger Braxton Burks, resulting in Johto Legends! 2xLP vinyl – a one-hour orchestral arrangement album featuring the timeless music of Pokémon Gold and Silver!
This pairing explores a young Pokémon Trainer’s epic journey across the scenic Johto region – meeting Pokémon friends, going head-to-head with the nefarious Team Rocket, and encountering the legendary guardians of Johto – all told through a stunning musical narrative.
Seven incredibly talented musicians with performance pedigrees including Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses — as well as game scores such as Destiny, Dragon Age, Tomb Raider and Minecraft —, will bring this score to life.
Accentuating the journey is an epic package design by artist Ryan Brinkerhoff, chock-full of premium trappings like Premium Foil-Stamped Jacket; Gold/Silver Foil Inner Sleeves; Half-and-Half Colour Pokeball Vinyl Discs; and an Epic Gatefold Illustration to be revealed at a later date. The satisfaction of seeing these discs spin on a turntable is hard to pass up.
Have a listen to the preview of tracks (above) that will be re-recorded for Johto Legends! Please note that these are synthesized temp tracks and they will be re-recorded with LIVEorchestral instruments in a studio environment for the final recordset.
- 2xLP w/ Premium Foil Stamped Jacket, Foil Inner Sleeves, Half-and-Half Color Vinyl & Epic Gatefold Art
- Based on the original score by Junichi Masuda, Go Ichinose and Morikazu Aoki
- Album Art by Ryan Brinkerhoff