If you've ever played a session of the classic Nintendo 64 game, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, chances are you probably ended up humming afterwards. Music is a huge aspect of the game's story, and playing the ocarina unlocks key parts of the journey. So it's fitting that the music from the game will soon be showcased with a two-record vinyl set.
iam8bit and Materia Collective teamed up to create Hero of Time: an hour-long arrangement based on the video game's original soundtrack by Koji Kondo.
In January, the 64-part Slovak National Symphony Orchestra will record the music for Hero of Time, which was arranged and composed by Eric Buchholz. Buchholz is no stranger to the music from the Zelda franchise: He's put on video game concert tours around the world including The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony.
The two 180-gram vinyls' presentation will also pay homage to the original game, with a color scheme based on green and purple rupees and a navy sleeve designed by Ryan Brinkerhoff, which will feature what iam8bit's store describes as:
...a die-cut Ocarina window on the jacket's front, a majestic gatefold featuring both Light or Dark sides, and, of course - the finishing crescendo of a shimmering, gold foil-stamped triforce on the back.
You can pre-order the collector's item on iam8bit's online store and get sneak peek of what it will sound like with this synthesized mockup:
This isn't the first video game soundtrack to get the vinyl treatment. iam8bit has also tackled classic games like Battletoads and Ratchet & Clank, and newer titles like No Man's Sky, Broken Age, and Monument Valley.