Skilled synthetic musician Blake Robinson, who previously composed the excellent Super Metroid Symphony, is back with a new tribute album. This time, he’s gone for the greatest N64 classic, Banjo-Kazooie!
Providing 72 minutes of beautiful audio dedicated to the game, The Banjo-Kazooie Symphony will release on May 31st at $10 on iTunes and Loudr. Composer of the original Banjo soundtrack, Grant Kirkhope, is supporting the release and is very please with the results.
“It never ceases to amaze me how many people still listen to the music from the Banjo games after all these years, it really is very humbling. When Blake told me that he wanted to make some new fully orchestrated versions of the music from Banjo-Kazooie i was really flattered. I’d heard his work on other game projects and was just blown away at how good it all was. He sent me some links to the music and i just couldn’t believe how excellent they were. I have to say that I’m really honoured that he’s taken the time and effort to take those old rough sounding tunes and turn them into something that i think is fantastic… i hope you all agree!”
To hear how great it sounds yourself, check out the teaser video below. It truly is a gorgeous rendition of one of the greatest soundtracks of all time. Also, speaking of Grant, he recently released the full original soundtrack for purchase on his personal Bandcamp.