Chozo Legacy is a progressive house journey through the sounds made famous by Nintendo’s hit game Super Metroid. Chozo Legacy is split into two parts. 6 licensed Super Metroid remixes on Loudr (and other stores), and 4 free fan-arrangements on Bandcamp. You can also stream the album in full via YouTube. Chozo Legacy’s producer, bLiNd, has been making electronic music for nearly two decades.
His original Super Metroid remix, Jade Catacombs, appeared on the game music website OverClocked Remix in 2008. Chozo Legacy‘s single, Kindred, features award-winning singer Jillian Aversa, who has appeared on major game franchises including Halo, God of War, Soul Calibur, and Civilization.
What made Super Metroid so much fun and so classic? A slow beginning that recaps the previous metroids; being dumped into a huge, absolutely massive world filled to the brim with secret passages, secret items, secret weapons, freaky enemies, and surprise after surprise. Chozo Legacy plays out much like the video game itself – the music is absolutely beautiful and extraordinary.
It is often times somber and sad sounding, and often dark or mysterious. Every single song could easily fit the levels or each area of the game if it had to. It is definitely one of the greatest reworking of any soundtrack ever for a video game, and even better than a lot of other electronic music.
Producer bLiNd, worked on this 10-track album for 2 years, adapting the themes into modern day EDM arrangements that run from deep house, future, breaks, to trance. At the same time bLiNd has managed to maintain an undercurrent of rhythms and grooves which are reminiscent of the mid-nineties, the era the game was originally released in. Quite precisely, bLiNd has taken Kenji Yamamoto and Minako Hamano’s already amazing original score way beyond its gaming boundaries and into a standalone collection of bone-stirring electronic dance anthems.
Clocking in at 64 minutes, bLiNd has also constructed the tracks to be endlessly loopable, much like a replayable video game. The album has a great flow to it, uplifting and emotional it can be enjoyed like any themed soundtrack, where you listen to the tracks back-to-back and follow its narrative from beginning to end. However I found that each track could easily be appreciated on its own.
Chozo Legacy contains bLiNd’s point of view on all the most important tracks from the Super Metroid soundtrack. This is not the work of a simple producer; it’s the work of a deep thinking artist that is enamored by the video game. He has produced an album of electronica that breathes emotional soundscapes. I find it hard to believe that a better EDM version of this gaming soundtrack could be made, or that anybody would even take the time to produce a reworking of this caliber. This puts bLiNd into a totally unique category.