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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.

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The Band

Peter Kim

Project Director

Kevin Lin

Kevin Lin

Assistant Project Director

Julius Verzosa

Julius Verzosa

Guest Performers

Matheus Souza

Matheus Souza

Rachel Brick

  • Alias: IceRequiem
  • Weapon: Electric Violin
  • Associated Acts: Sun Loves Moon, Materia Collective
Jon Chen

Jon Chen

Sam Bobinski

Randy Garcia

  • Alias: R_Garcia
  • Weapon: Drum Set
  • Associated Acts: Snoot, R_Garcia
Tobias Solbakk

Tobias Solbakk

  • Weapon: Drum Set
  • Associated Acts: Dryfish
LucioPro

LucioPro

  • Weapon: Pen and Mic
  • Associated Acts: LucioPro of the Galaxy Tour Guides, The OneUps (collaborator), Gem Fusion
  • Website: @LucioPro

Eder Bastos

  • Alias: sigmabeta
  • Weapons: Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Chris Rhees

Chris Rhees

Willard Morris

Willard Morris

  • Alias: Willard and the Rats
  • Weapon: Fretless Bass
  • Associated Acts: Ayreheart, David Taylor and the Dielectric Breakdown

Doug Perry

Anton Corazza

Dominic Cerquetti

Dominic Cerquetti

Erica Patoka

Robbie Benson

Kwesi Andoh

Kwesi Andoh

  • Weapon: Electric Bass
Chris Lee

Chris Lee

Zack Hall

Zack Hall

Daniel Romberger

Jer Roque

Web Developer

Peter Bobinski

Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer

Nate Horsfall

Nate Horsfall

Album Artist, Web Asset Designer

Jayson Napolitano

Press Manager, Promotions Manager

Sebastian Wolff

Sebastian Wolff

Licensing Advisor

David Lloyd

Record Label Executive

Andrew Aversa

Record Label Executive

Track Listing

1.
Prelude

Final Fantasy III
Composed by Nobuo Uematsu

  • Jer Roque: Piano
  • Matheus Souza: First Violin
  • Rachel Brick: Second Violin
  • Jon Chen: Cello
  • Sam Bobinski: Double Bass
2.
Dash

Final Fantasy XIII-2
Composed by Naoshi Mizuta

  • Rachel Brick: First Violin
  • Matheus Souza: Second Violin
  • Peter Kim: Electric Guitar
  • Randy Garcia: Drum Set
3.
Victory Fanfare

Final Fantasy VII
Composed by Nobuo Uematsu

  • Lucio Baldomero: MC
  • Peter Kim: Electric Guitar
  • Tobias Solbakk: Drum Set
4.
Light Velocity

Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Composed by Isamu Ohira

  • Chris Rhees: Hammond Organ
  • Julius Verzosa: Rhodes
  • Peter Kim: Electric Guitar
  • Kevin Lin: Drum Set
5.
Image of a Hero

Phantasy Star Online
Composed by Fumie Kumatani

  • Eder Bastos: Alto Saxophone
  • Doug Perry: Vibraphone
  • Julius Verzosa: Synthesizer
  • Peter Kim: Electric Guitar
  • Willard Morris: Fretless Bass (Solo)
  • Kevin Lin: Drum Set
6.
Esperanto

Mega Man Zero 4
Composed by Luna Umegaki

  • Julius Verzosa: Synthesizer
  • Peter Kim: Electric Guitar
7.
Great Fairy Fountain

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Composed by Koji Kondo

  • Lucio Baldomero: MC
  • Anton Corazza: Alto Saxophone
  • Peter Kim: Electric Guitar
8.
Stronger Than You

Steven Universe
Composed by Rebecca Sugar

  • Erica Patoka: Vocals
  • Dominic Cerquetti: Piano, Synthesizer
  • Robbie Benson: Rhodes, Piano Solo, Keyboard Bass
  • Kevin Lin: Drum Set, Shaker, Tambourine
9.
Chrono Suite

Chrono Trigger
Composed by Yasunori Mitsuda

  • Matheus Souza: First Violin
  • Rachel Brick: Second Violin
  • Jon Chen: Cello
  • Sam Bobinski: Double Bass
  • Doug Perry: Vibraphone
  • Julius Verzosa: Piano, Melodica
  • Peter Kim: Electric Guitar
  • Kwesi Andoh: Electric Bass
  • Kevin Lin: Drum Set
10.
Funkadelus

Jazz Jackrabbit
Composed by Robert A. Allan

  • Zack Hall: Trumpet
  • Eder Bastos: Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
  • Daniel Romberger: Trombone
  • Chris Rhees: Hammond Organ
  • Julius Verzosa: Rhodes
  • Peter Kim: Electric Guitar
  • Kwesi Andoh: Electric Bass
  • Chris Lee: Timbales, Cowbell, Auxillary Percussion
  • Kevin Lin: Drum Set, Shaker, Tambourine
Aqua Star

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Composed by Jun Ishikawa

  • Eder Bastos: Alto Saxophone
  • Julius Verzosa: Piano
  • Peter Kim: Electric Guitar
  • Kevin Lin: Drum Set
  • “Image of a Hero” arrangement by Materia, heavily inspired by zircon’s (Andrew Aversa) Overclocked ReMix
  • “Stronger Than You” arrangement by Dominic Cerquetti, Erica Patoka, Robbie Benson, and Kevin Lin. Original arrangement by Aivi & Surasshu
  • “Funkadelus” horn arrangement by Zack Hall. Arrangement by Zack Hall, Kwesi Andoh and Materia, heavily inspired by Robert Allen’s work on Jazz Jackrabbit and Alexander Brandon’s work on Jazz Jackrabbit 2
  • All other arrangements and instruments by Peter Kim
  • Mixing and mastering by Peter Bobinski
  • Drum production on “Aqua Star” and “Funkadelus” by Randy Garcia
  • Web development and web production by Jer Roque
  • Album art and web assets by Nate "Yngwie" Horsfall
  • Materia icons and Materia logo by Sofia "Sabu" Lopez