Following the success of NieR: Glory to Mankind, Rozen and Reven are back for their second studio album as a duo, this time tackling the Kingdom Hearts saga.
Kingdom Hearts is full of classic dichotomies (good vs. evil, light vs. dark), unexplained lore, time travel, interconnected characters, and above all excellent music. All of which makes it the perfect ground to explore with multi-genre, large-scale arrangements. The Keyblade War weaves along the boundary between light and darkness using themes from across the series, from the heart-pounding “Destati” to the melancholy vocals of “Sanctuary ~After the Battle~.”
All music arranged and produced by Rozen and Reven. Featuring performances by the Sofia Session Orchestra & Choir, along with returning collaborators ETHEReal String Orchestra, Ro Rowan, Kristin Naigus, and more.
released March 27, 2020
"The Keyblade War" was made possible by the following individuals:
Album Produced & Arranged by Rozen + Reven
Based on Music from Kingdom Hearts
A Materia Collective Production
Executive Producer: Sebastian Wolff
Mixed by Rozen, Reven
Additional Mixing by Will Kennedy
Album Mastered at The Bakery by Jett Galindo
Recorded by the Sofia Session Orchestra & Choir
Additional Orchestration by Eric Buchholz
Conductor: Georgi Elenkov, Ph. D.
Special Thanks: Dess Georgieva
Album Art by Anato Finnstark
Graphic Design by Isa Alcántara
Product and Layout Design by Rozen
Recording & Contracting:
FOUR FOR MUSIC LTD.
Team: Boris Radilov, George Strezov, Georgi Elenkov, Delyan Kolev, Valentina Alexieva, Dess Georgieva, Mila Georgieva, Ognyan Georgiev
Contracting Services: Boris Radilov, Delyan Kolev
Session Librarian: Tsvetan Topalov
Boris Radilov, Simeon Edward
Plamen Penchev, Vladislav Boyadzhiev, Angeliya Vihrova
Video Production Film Crew:
Milen Mladenov, Georgi Georgiev
SOFIA SESSION ORCHESTRA & CHOIR
Elena Mehandzhiyska, Lilia Zdravkova, Emiliya Kirtcheva, Yuliyana Katinova, Yoana Kuleva
Nadya Pavlova, Vesela Todorova, Diana Todorova, Yana Vasileva, Bilyana Mihaylova
Ivaylo Yordanov, Alexander Lalov, Atanas Yonkov, Evgeniy Dimitrov
Nikolay Milev, Viktor Krustanov, Emil Dakov
Filip Filipov (Principal 2nd violin), Evgeni Noev, Gergana Deliyska, Irina Stoyanova, Doroteya Dimitrova, Smiliana Lozanova, Sara Panosyan, Maria Aneva, Diana Stancheva, Ivan Vaglarov, Kalina Miteva, Dora Dimitrova
Ani Seikova (Principal viola), Evgeniya Baadzhieva- Dimova, Viktor Mitzev, Stefaniya Yankova.
Konstantin Evtimov (Principal violoncello), Sofia Radilova
Ilina Jablenska (Principal double bass), Deyan Velikov
Peter Makedonski, Stoian Stoianov, Todor Bakardzhiev
Dimitar Stoev, Yavor Kostov, Kiril Mihaylov
Mihail Mihaylov, Hristo Tsachev, Encho Yanchev, Zheko Atanasov
ETHEREAL STRING ORCHESTRA
Violin, Viola: Andrew Steffen
©Ⓟ 2020 Materia Collective LLC
KINGDOM HEARTS series is © 2002 Disney/Square Enix. Materia Collective LLC and artists on this album are no way affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected to Disney/Square Enix with respect to this album. Musical compositions are used with permission. All Rights Reserved.
For complete credits and information about this release, please visit Materia Collective: www.materiacollective.com/music/the-keyblade-war