EPOCH: A Tribute to Chrono Trigger

Released in 1995, Chrono Trigger is heralded as one of the best JRPGs of all time, and its soundtrack contains many iconic pieces that have long remained staples in the video game music world. This thrilling tale of time travel captures a sense of imagination and creative spirit that has inspired generations of gamers, becoming a truly timeless work of art. EPOCH: A Tribute to Chrono Trigger is a musical celebration of this classic game.

The characters in Chrono Trigger range from the Elizabethan-tongued Frog to the brave cavewoman Ayla to the kindhearted Robo and more. When these characters work together, they complement each other and become stronger in ways they couldn't alone. These characters do more than symbolize their time periods; they overcome the numerous differences in their backgrounds and band together to defeat Lavos, a parasitic alien with the ability to rain destruction from the heavens.

When we set out to produce EPOCH, we wanted to honor this spirit of teamwork by encouraging musicians of different backgrounds and skill sets to band together to make each track truly special and unique. Just as Crono and his friends had myriad ways to combine their individual skills into dual techs and triple techs, so too did our Materia Collective friends come together to bring you unique performances in Latin jazz, orchestra, musical theater, progressive metal with horns, and many other genre combinations.

EPOCH: A Tribute to Chrono Trigger could not have been produced without a massive amount of work, love, and of course, time. Whether you are a lifelong Chrono Trigger fan, are experiencing it for the first time, or just want to hear a creative and diverse collection of music, we hope you enjoy this album.

Track List & Credits

EPOCH: A Tribute to Chrono Trigger was made possible by the following individuals:

: Mastering Engineer
: Producer
: Marketing
: Composer
: Composer
: Album Artist
: Executive Producer
1To Far Away Times ~A Voyage Crossing Eras~4:56
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Flute
: Marimba, Suspended Cymbal, Timpani
: Gamelan
: Piccolo, Clarinet
: Harp
: Vocals (Male), Bodhrán
: Vocals (Female)
: Vocals (Male)
: Trumpet, Horn, Vocals (Male)
: Vocals (Male), Tambourine, Shaker, Bamboo Drum, Coconut, Timba
: Additional Samples, Sound Design
: Vocals (Male)
: Violin
: Clarinet
2Chrono Trigger Main Theme2:30
: Performing Artist
: Tuba
: Trumpet
: French Horn
: Trombone
Eric Silver: Trumpet
: E Flat Trumpet
: Trombone
: Piccolo Trumpet
: French Horn
: Euphonium
: French Horn
: French Horn
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Flugelhorn
: Arranger
: Bass Trombone
3Morning Glow3:42
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: French Horn
4Millennial Fair2:38
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
Ashton Knowles: Vocals (Shouts)
: Vocals (Shouts)
: Vocals (Shouts)
: Vocals (Shouts)
: Vocals (Shouts)
: Concertina
: Vocals (Shouts)
: Alto Recorder, Soprano Recorder
: Vocals (Shouts)
: Vocals (Shouts)
: Upright Bass
: Vocals (Shouts)
: Engraver
5Memories of Green3:13
: Performing Artist
: Violin, Recording Engineer
: Arranger
: Cello, Recording Engineer
: Violin, Recording Engineer, Editing
: Mixing Engineer
: Producer, Viola
6Battle Theme4:08
: Producer, Arranger, Guitar, Bass Guitar
: Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Drums
: Violin (I), Violin (Solo)
Orchestral Fantasy: Violin (II)
7Secret of the Forest3:02
: Cello (Solo)
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Violin, Viola
: Bassoon
: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Tenor), Vocals (Bass)
: Flute
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Tenor), Vocals (Bass)
: Cymbals, Wind Chimes, Marimba, Vibraphone
: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto)
: Clarinet
: Harp
: Vocals (Alto), Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Double Bass
: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto)
: Violin
: Vocals (Tenor), Vocals (Bass), Fretless Bass
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Tenor), Vocals (Bass)
Orchestral Fantasy: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Alto)
: Clarinet
The ETHEReal String Orchestra: String Section
: Vocals (Soprano)
: Vocals (Bass), Vocals (Tenor)
8Strange Occurences3:12
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Vocals
9Yearnings of the Wind2:30
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: String Section
: Vocals (Tenor), Cello
: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Tenor), Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Bass)
Orchestral Fantasy: String Section
: Vocals (Bass)
10Frog's Theme and Variation3:15
: Producer, Arranger
Manuel Macías Benavides: Guitar
: Mixing Engineer
11The Trial4:59
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Scriptwriter, Sound Design, Vocals (Chancellor (Prosecution)), Vocals (Court Clerk), Trumpet
: Tuba
: Violin, Viola
: Bassoon
: Vocals (Marle), Vocals (Young Woman (Witness #3))
: Vocals (Old Man (Witness #2))
: Vocals (Crono), Trombone
: Vocals (Candy Seller (Witness #4))
: Additional Sound Design
: Vocals (Judge)
: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
: Lyricist
: Violin (Solo)
: Vocals (Little Girl (Witness #1))
: Double Basses
: Vocals (Pierre (Defense)), Piano
12The Hidden Truth4:53
: Producer, Arranger, Programmer, Bass, Drum Programming
: Mixing Engineer
: Violin
: Guitar
13Those Without the Will to Live2:53
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Vocals (Alto)
: Alto Saxophone
: Trumpet
: Composer
Orchestral Fantasy: Bass Guitar
: Drums
14AIN'T NOTHIN' FASTER THAN JOHNNY ROBO2:58
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Guitar
: Bass Guitar
15Lab 16 Ruins4:45
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Programming
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, Drum Programming, Synthesizer, Organ
: Electric Violin
16Swinging In The Sewers1:17
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Performing Artist
Beret Fox: Vocals
: Composer
17Fanfare Funk2:43
: Producer, Arranger, Guitar
: Trumpet
: Tenor Saxophone
: Keyboard
Poyozo Dance: Performing Artist
: Mixing Engineer, Alto Saxophone
18Robo's Theme2:21
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Talk Box, Lyricist
: Guitar, Guitar (Solo)
19Perilous Underground Factory3:51
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer, Guitar (Solo), GeoShred (Solo)
: Bass Guitar
20Boss Battle 13:54
: Arranger, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar (Lead)
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Bass Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm), Guitar (Lead)
: Horn, Trumpet
: Composer
: Composer
21Sealed Door2:57
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Flute
: Flute
: Flute, Piccolo
: Alto Flute, Bass Flute
: Composer
22Epoch -Wings of Time-4:58
: Producer, Arranger, Tuba
: Featured Artist
: Vibraphone
: Trombone, Featured Artist
: Mixing Engineer
: Bass Guitar
23Band of Time4:04
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Bass Guitar
: Violin
: Guitar
Kenny Reichelderfer: Accordion
: Featured Artist
: Guitar
24Jolly Ol' Spekkio3:39
: Producer, Arranger
: Alto Saxophone (2)
: Vibraphone
: Trumpet
Orchestral Fantasy: Double Bass
: Mixing Engineer, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone (1)
: Tenor Saxophone (1-2)
: Piano
: Drums
25Wayfarer3:20
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Keyboard
: Accordion
26A Distant Promise4:48
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Keyboard, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Percussion
: Mixing Consultant
: Vocals (Marle)
: Vocals (Crono), Bass Guitar, Guitar
27Light of Silence3:10
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Low Whistle, Kantele, Guitar, Lyricist, Programming
: Composer
28Guardia 1st Infantry Band3:49
: Producer, Arranger
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Engraver, Oboe (1-2), Bassoon (1-2)
: Euphonium, Tuba
: Bassoon (1-2)
: Flute (1-2)
: Alto Saxophone (1-2)
: Trombone (1-2)
: Piccolo, Flute (1-2), Clarinet (1-2)
: Alto Saxophone (1-2)
: Trumpet (2)
: Alto Saxophone (1-2), Tenor Saxophone
: Cornet (Solo)
: Horn (1-2)
: Alto Saxophone (1-2)
: Trumpet (3)
: Clarinet (1-4), Bass Clarinet
29The Summoning Circle4:53
: Producer, Arranger, Scriptwriter, Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto), Vocals (Tenor), Vocals (Bass), Vocals (Strains of Insanity)
: Vocals (Tenor), Vocals (Bass), Vocals (Strains of Insanity)
: Vocals (Magus)
: Mixing Engineer
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto), Vocals (Strains of Insanity)
: Vocals (Tenor), Vocals (Strains of Insanity)
: Vocals (Alto), Vocals (Strains of Insanity)
: Vocals (Tenor), Vocals (Bass), Vocals (Strains of Insanity)
30Corridors Of The Mind4:20
: Performing Artist, Producer, Arranger, Guitar
: Performing Artist
: Producer, Mixing Engineer
31How Deep is the Ocean Palace?4:53
: Performing Artist
: Tenor Saxophone
Brian Fratto: Trombone
: Vibraphone
Dylan Wiest: Producer, Arranger, Drums, Keyboard
Jay Yaskin: Mixing Engineer
: Soprano Saxophone
: Cornet
: Bass Guitar
32Augurio Oscuro (Black Omen)3:51
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, String Section, Double Bass
Fernando Valencia: Percussion
: Guitar
33Schala's Theme3:07
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
34Anhelos en el Viento4:59
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
GatoPaint: Vocals
: Saxophone (Solo)
: Acoustic Guitar (Solo)
: Electric Guitar (Solo)
: Electric Guitar (Solo)
35Frog's Theme2:40
: Performing Artist
: Guitar
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Guitar, Bass Guitar
36Magus the Mystic3:24
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
37The Mountain Sings3:50
: Producer, Arranger
: Engraver
: Mixing Engineer, Piano
38Rhythm of Earth, Wind, & Sky2:45
: Producer, Arranger, Percussion
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Percussion
39Ayla Fight!3:55
: Producer, Arranger
Adam Henry: Drums
: Guitar
: Producer, Arranger, Vocals (Lead), Vocals (Choir)
: Vocals (Choir)
: Vocals (Choir)
: Vocals (Choir)
: Vocals (Choir)
: Mixing Engineer
: Vocals (Choir)
: Vocals (Choir)
: Vocals (Choir)
: Vocals (Choir)
: Vocals (Choir)
: Lyricist
: Electric Guitar
: Bass Guitar
40Black Tyranno3:47
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Programming, Guitar
: Brass
41In the Depths of the Night2:40
: Producer, Arranger, Saxophone
: Marimba
: Viola
: Violin
: Mixing Engineer
42Secret of the Forest4:05
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Guitar
: Keyboard
43You Are Not Alone3:29
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Lyricist, Vocals (Choir)
: Vocals (Choir), Vocals (Solo)
Arden Akane: Vocals (Choir), Vocals (Solo)
: Vocals (Choir), Vocals (Solo)
: Vocals (Choir), Vocals (Solo)
: Vocals (Choir), Vocals (Solo)
: Vocals (Choir)
: Vocals (Choir), Vocals (Solo)
: Vocals (Choir), Vocals (Solo)
: Vocals (Choir), Vocals (Solo)
: Vocals (Choir)
: Vocals (Choir), Vocals (Solo)
: Vocals (Solo)
: Vocals (Choir), Vocals (Solo)
: Vocals (Choir), Vocals (Solo)
: Vocals (Choir)
: Vocals (Choir)
: Vocals (Choir)
: Vocals (Solo)
: Vocals (Choir), Vocals (Solo)
: Vocals (Choir)
: Vocals (Choir), Vocals (Solo)
: Vocals (Choir), Vocals (Solo)
: Vocals (Choir), Vocals (Solo)
44Quinta-Feira3:36
: Performing Artist
: Lyricist, Vocals
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Drums, Percussion
45Bongo Bonanza!3:09
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Producer, Arranger
: Composer
46Gato's Symphony4:59
: Performing Artist
: Tuba
: Trombone, Whistling
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Violin, Hegalong
: Laud, Octavina
: Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
: Guitar, Concertina, Irish Banjo, Whistle, Mandolin, Melodica, Meowsica
: Vocals
: Ocarina
: Guitar
47Crono&Marle -A Distant Promise-3:13
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Violin
48Determined to Bwak2:40
: Performing Artist
Ally Stern: Choir, Chicken Sounds
: Choir (Tenor)
Beret Fox: Choir (Tenor)
: Producer, Arranger, Soloist, Chicken Sounds
: Choir (Tenor)
: Choir (Tenor)
: Choir (Bass), Chicken Sounds, Kazoo
: Choir (Bass)
: Choir (Alto), Chicken Sounds
: Choir (Tenor)
: Choir (Bass)
: Choir (Alto)
: Choir (Alto), Chicken Sounds
: Choir (Bass)
: Choir (Alto), Chicken Sounds
: Choir (Tenor), Chicken Sounds
: Producer, Arranger, Soloist, Choir (Soprano), Chicken Sounds
: Choir (Tenor)
: Mixing Engineer
: Choir (Bass)
: Choir (Soprano), Chicken Sounds
: Choir (Soprano)
: Choir (Tenor), Chicken Sounds
: Choir (Bass), Chicken Sounds
: Choir (Tenor)
49A Particularly Peaceful Day4:22
: Producer, Arranger, MIDI, Baritone Saxophone, Violin
: Tuba
: Electric Guitar
Gregory Orsoz: Clarinet
Guilermo de le Garza: Piano
: Bass Guitar
: Horn
: Trumpet, Mixing Engineer
: Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
: Bass Trombone
5012,000 B.C.3:34
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
Jeremy Lim: Performing Artist
51Zeal Palace3:18
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn
52Ocean Palace Piano Solo3:44
: Producer, Arranger
: Mixing Engineer
53Epoch -Wings of Time-3:52
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Guitar
: Saxophone
54Black Omen3:22
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Guitar, Bass, Synth, Keyboard, Programming
: Lead Guitar
55Lavos' Theme4:12
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Tuba
: Violin, Viola, Bass
: Bassoon
: Flute
: Piccolo, Flute
: Harp
: Horn
Orchestral Fantasy: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
: Bass Trombone
56The Day the World Revived3:51
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Vocals
Beth Bertrand: Vocals
57Revolution of World Peace4:46
: Producer, Arranger, Trombone
: Tuba
: Bassoon
: Mixing Engineer
: Trumpet, Acoustic Guitar
58Festival of Stars2:17
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Harp
59To You My Dearest Friends3:53
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Bass), Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Soprano), Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Alto), Vocals (Soprano)
: Vocals (Alto), Vocals (Soprano)
: Vocals (Tenor), Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Bass), Lyricist
: Vocals (Alto)
: Vocals (Bass)
: Vocals (Tenor)
: Vocals (Soprano)
: Vocals (Alto), Vocals (Tenor)
60Finale - Outskirts of Time6:08
: Producer, Arranger
: Tuba
: Violin, Viola
: Bassoon
: Clarinet
: French Horn
: Percussion
: Trombone
: Harp
: Trumpet
: French Horn, Trumpet
: Mixing Engineer, Trumpet
: French Horn
: Flute, Clarinet

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