Nobuo Uematsu: Dark World

Four listens for this one.

I had an idea for some lines that would work before writing this and I don’t think I used any of them.

I leaned heavily on a sense of the dramatic here which I think worked (to a point) as the song is quite dramatic.

Nobuo Uematsu’s (植松 伸夫) “Dark World” (死界”) is from Final Fantasy VI Original Sound Version, the soundtrack for Final Fantasy VI.

I hope you enjoy.

Nothing but the sound of dry, eerie winds at first. It is stark, sombre and mournful. Despairing. What once was no longer is.

Very shortly after the winds organ comes in and it plays with a sense of horror and despair, almost as though it is a dirge. Strings play slow, mournful and fragile, carefully and bleakly moving along with the organ. The strike of a bell occasionally sounds out, building on the mood with its precise moments.

The organ rises slightly and as it does woodwinds come in and plays around the music’s structure. The rise slowly and oscillate at their end, almost as though they are unravelling. Almost as though they are disintegrating. They harmonise in a dispirited manner.

The world presented is not as it was before, though it is the same world. However, it is almost entirely unfamiliar. Locations are as they were, though only in some places; most has been reshaped and no longer resembles itself. Conflict with memory arises as this new form presents itself in a sudden manner. It is there and it is ever-present as the dry, eerie wind howls away and the song ends.


About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
This entry was posted in Music and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.