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Gallery RIFF OF THE MONTH: Spring Yard Zone

By Felipe Salinas Hello everyone! We, at Materia Collective, are excited to introduce to you a new section available on the blog called “Riff of th...

MELDING CORNER: Melding Basics

By Tiago Rodrigues Hi, and welcome to the Materia Melding Corner! This blog series will be all about crafting your own video game music arrangement...

An Introduction to Materia

An Introduction to Materia

Last summer, I was out of the country on vacation, and because of the time difference, slept through Sony’s evening press conference at E3. The nex...

THE BORROWERS: Leitmotif in Undertale


ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Jacob Pernell

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Jacob Pernell

By Monica Wang Jacob is one of the few people in Materia Collective that I knew before I joined. In fact, we first met at an Eric Whitacre event, ...

Gallery RIFF OF THE MONTH (FALLEN edition): Stronger Monsters

By Felipe Salinas Welcome to another Riff of the Month! This time I took a little more than a week for recording because of this wonderful special ...

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: David Russell

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: David Russell

By Monica Wang David Russell is one of the co-leaders and directors of the “Multiplayer III: Wave” project, the third installment of a series of c...

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Allen Brasch (GameLark)

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Allen Brasch (GameLark)

By Monica Wang The man who created and runs GameLark, Allen Brasch is clearly an ambitious and driven man. When I sat down to chat with Allen, I ...

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Mike Niemietz

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Mike Niemietz

By Monica Wang The first time I met Mike, Sebastian had invited us to a group chat on Facebook with Emily to discuss starting this very blog (as w...

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Stephen Froeber

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Stephen Froeber

Though he lives in Germany, Stephen says the time difference does not affect his interaction with any American-based friends/work clients. However, with all of Materia’s deadlines being in based in Western (North American) time zones, it still must be a challenge to keep track of, especially since he is the project leader and main producer for our upcoming MOBIUS album.

REWIND: Super Mario Sunshine

REWIND: Super Mario Sunshine

By Monica Wang Super Mario Sunshine was one of my first forays into video games. While that definitely groups me into a certain generation of game...