Ballads of Hyrule by Rozen
Ballads of Hyrule
Bubbly and charming, Ballads of Hyrule is a Zelda arrangement album that will stand out as one of the best classical tributes to one of gaming’s most treasured franchises. Written as a stark contrast to Rozen’s previous Zelda arrangement album, “Sins of Hyrule”, Ballads takes a more light-footed approach to this pot-slaying, puzzle-solving adventure. The orchestral suites Rozen has crafted will take you along a moonlit grass-cladded stroll through breezy plains in one movement, and leave you traipsing in a lively, winding alleyway behind your favorite item shops the next. Ballads of Hyrule is as beautiful a journey as it is hauntingly poetic, and will leave you daydreaming of past and future adventures yet to come your way.
Moonlit Stroll on Dragon Roost Island
Ballads of Hyrule is another foray in Rozen’s heartfelt exploration of the Zelda universe. His masterful compositional skills on this album definitely shine through. From sweeping orchestral flair to playful musings between melodies, Ballads of Hyrule takes you on a musical adventure rivaling those you’ve had on cartridge and disc. Once again, Rozen has shown us that he is at home crafting beautiful soundscapes in beloved fantasy universes. His work is one that truly embeds itself deeply in the nostalgic paths these games have paved in our hearts!
Come Visit From Time to Time
Limited to 500 copies, Ballads of Hyrule is an excellent album that any Zelda fan should own! Materia Collective’s passion towards supporting indie artists is as present here as it is with any release they put their name on. They have shown us that their number one priority is providing composers a chance to share quality music through outstanding pressings and packaging.
"The spiritual antithesis to my own “Sins of Hyrule” that looks to draw you into the more contemplative side of the lands of Hyrule; a nocturnal walk that feeds on the gifts left by the three goddesses: Nayru, Farore and Din, captured in nature."
Remastered for vinyl by :
Jett Galindo: Mastering Engineer (The Bakery (Sony))
Vinyl produced & distributed by:
Where to Buy?
This album is still readily available in limited quantities on Vinyl or CD through Materia Collective’s Bandcamp. The album is also available digitally through other platforms. Streaming is also an option for those who prefer it.