Nobuo Uematsu: A New World

This one took five listens.
It was a bit of a struggle to write which may have to do with being tired at the moment.
Probably should’ve taken to it earlier.

Nobuo Uematsu’s (植松 伸夫) “A New World” (“新しき世界”) is from Final Fantasy V Original Sound Version which, surprisingly enough, is the soundtrack for Final Fantasy V.

I hope you enjoy.

Cautious bass, gentle percussion, a twinkle and something akin to a guitar fade in. The music begins and beckons a sense of mystery in a place new in the form it is meant to be. However, rather than uplift and herald a new era of discovery, melancholy hangs in the air. The music rises and falls slowly, with space and with carefulness. It carries forward, facing a grave situation and it keeps on going.

The guitar keeps its notes simple and accentuates whilst the bass follows the rhythm and fills out the space that it can. Strings appear, first in the background and later in the foreground, somehow expanding range whilst narrowing focus. There is little groove here and the song seems to keep itself flowing through pieces that compliment each other.

Mood remains thick, but there still is a sense of beauty and wonder here, though it only comes through for a brief period for there are more pressing things than marveling at the new.

As the music progresses it alternates in its fullness and keeps things calm. Sounds stretch out and remain gentle, though what they express is not quite. They keep this going, even as the song ends.

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