Eriko Imura: Untamed Heart

This was written over four listens, though there was very little done over the first and fourth. I was mostly aiming to describe the song itself and not imagery and I think I did alright with most of that.

Eriko Imura’s (井村 絵里子) “Untamed Heart” is from Klonoa of the Wind: Door to Phantomile Original Soundtrack (風のクロノア Door to Phantomile オリジナルサウンドトラック). It’s the soundtrack for the game Klonoa: Door to Phantomile.

I hope you enjoy.

Bells ring out in a pattern and strings draw out a note, but only briefly. Soon this is replaced mainly by a descending twinkling above a heartbeat and a brief, repeating sound as they form a pattern in a silent space.

The beat remains as most of the rest drops away. The strings return, drawing out, smooth and low. They’re met with spaced, tender piano sounds. Above are single notes forming a clear flow. They accentuate and build on the melody, almost floating above whilst still being anchored.

A repeat of sorts and now the heartbeat finds itself joined by more percussive sounds. A crystalised oscillating forms and, when sounds hold and draw themselves out, it starts to rise upward.

From there piano rings out, echoing out into the vastness of space. It is joined by the floating notes, the strings and some other sounds, slowly moving, decisively, above the steady beat.

A small moment and a return to the first full melody, though stripped back and now more minor in a sense. All the sounds are low and the crystalised oscillating gains more focus.

Where there was piano is now none and the strings become more apparent, rising and flowing underneath a high sound, shining away, perhaps glistening, and much like what it is calm, gentle and beautiful, even during the final beats as the song ends.

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