Kanto Symphony Gives Pokemon Music an Orchestral Makeover
Have you ever heard of a musical project called Zelda Reorchestrated? If not, stop what you're doing, after reading this article, and go do a google search on the term. Zelda Reorchestrated is the work of a group of talented, musically inclined people who brought many of Zelda
soundtracks to life in a whole new way. Giving them life through the instruments of a symphony orchestra.
Among their "reorchestrations" included games such as Majora's Mask
, A Link to the Past
, Twilight Princess
, and of course, Ocarina of Time
. Composer Braxton "Skotein" Burks decided to give another one of Nintendo's beloved series a go at reorchestration: Pokemon!
A new album is in the works called Kanto Symphony
, which will contain 35 tracks that span the Pokemon Red, Blue
series of games. The album contains the name "Kanto" because the first games featured the player traversing the Kanto region in search of wild Pokemon, to collect gym badges, and eventually becoming the region's Pokemon Master.
Burks has provided a three track video of some of his work. The video includes orchestrations for "Wild Pokemon Battle", "Silph Co.", and "Pallet Town". The full album is currently undergoing copyright clearance but is expected to be available in the iTunes store under the Joypad Records label.
The sample is available below. From one musician to another, bravo! Thanks to Destructoid
for the story.