When the first Materia Collective album, Final Fantasy VII Remixed, started to form, the organizers made the mistake of saying with this group you could propose arrangements of any kind. Bonnie Bogovich rose to the challenge and decided to arrange a track for “Muppet-style chicken chorus”. Waltz de Chocobo was the first track to feature the fictional group The Bwak Choir, followed shortly afterwards with it’s own music video (complete with chicken singers AND conductor puppets) with “Death Eggs Over Easy” on MOBIUS: Sonic the Hedgehog Remixed to follow in it’s stead. Nine releases in total, this feathery ensemble has continued existing since and you can follow their current roster and journey into musical madness on their website, twitter, and Bonnie’s youtube channel!
UPDATE November 7th, 2021:
So… this happened.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Materia Collective’s record label’s decision to remove all community albums from existence affects us greatly, as six of the eight tracks we have produced in our lifetime were created for and live solely on those albums, including our first ever track, Waltz de Chocobo
, which you may remember most from our official music video six years.
We are hoping to be able to re-release all of our musical arrangements in the future, under another label, or independently, but till then please be aware that you will not see our work on the following tracks on itunes, amazon, spotify, etc after November 30th, 2021. We will also not be making any new music videos until after we find a new home, but we WILL be making them!
To all our fans and contributors/singers/musicians/mixers, we thank you for all you do and have done, and we promise we will do what we can to keep the Bwak Choir alive, so we aren’t just snuffed out like a Thanksgiving turkey… right after Thanksgiving. Oh the irony. Please keep our social media channels and/or website on your radar for future announcements!
Song list of arrangements we have performed so far with links!