Washington D.C - November 1st, 2016 - OverClocked Records and jazz fusion band Materia are thrilled to present New Game+, a soulful musical journey paying tribute to some of gaming's most beloved soundtracks. Featuring 23 musicians across 11 tracks, in a team of 27 total people, New Game+ represents a massive achievement, bringing together jazz musicians from around the globe to perform and record an album in the oft forgotten jazz fusion tradition, including an epic 11+ minute arrangement from Chrono Trigger.
All 27 members of the team met through MAGFest, a four day-long festival dedicated to the appreciation of video game music, gaming of all types, and the gaming community. Their album is as much of a tribute to MAGFest and the people responsible for it, as it is to the friends they’ve gained through its creation. New Game+ is fully licensed and available from OverClocked Records, iTunes, and other digital retailers.About Materia
Materia was originally formed in early 2014 by Peter Kim, Julius Verzosa, Kevin Lin, and Kwesi Andoh as a creative outlet and performance vehicle. Based in the larger D.C. metropolitan area, the members met at MAGFest's Jam Clinic, improvising on themes from Chrono Trigger late into the early hours of the morning. Fueled by low key jams and Chipotle, they have a shared passion for videogame music, improvisation, jazz, and MAGFest.