I already loved the Metroid Prime intro but hearing it on piano gives me chills. Those deep chord hits really hit a nerve! Hearing all the others as well is nothing short of emotional.
Favorite track: Main Theme (from "Metroid Prime").
Relaxing piano music to blow up planets and hunt space pirates to. Very good interpretations for some of the best soundtracks in video game history!
Favorite track: Brinstar - Red Soil (from "Super Metroid").
"The Metroid franchise has always shined in its world-building and ominous sense of atmosphere, so what better way to capture the alien thrill of space then with the vast sounds and timbres of a lone piano? From the heroic trek through Brinstar to the mystery of Kraid’s Lair and the impending dread of hunting Ridley, this album aims to encapsulate the ride of emotions that Metroid is praised for and bring them into a concert setting. Here, the eerie synths of the original soundtrack are replicated in moodiness with several meticulously crafted piano arrangements that will give you the same chills you know and love.
Personally, this album started as a slow-burning passion project as I picked up several iconic Metroid songs over the years and paid homage to them as a Metroid fan via putting my own piano spins to them. Finally, after years of arranging, recording, and re-recording, I’m very proud of the finalized product that I’ve been able to perform and the journey (both in Metroid and for me as a pianist) I’ve been able to depict through it. I hope you all enjoy my renditions of these classic Metroid songs, maybe listening to these tracks can hold us a little while longer until Metroid Prime 4 finally releases!"
released January 14, 2020
"Metroid Piano" was made possible by the following individuals:
DS Music: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Piano
Dean Nguyen: Mastering Engineer
Isa Alcántara: Album Artwork
Emily McMillan: Executive Producer
Mary Kate Jiménez-Wall: Executive Producer