Nobuo Uematsu: Main Theme of Final Fantasy IV

This was written over six listens.

I found writing about this song to be a real challenge and I’m not entirely sure why. Probably was overthinking what I was doing.

Anyway, what ended up happening was I wrote this in a rather disconnected way which I feel is a little unfair to “Main Theme of Final Fantasy IV” as, whilst it’s a rather simple piece, it still has a bit going for it.

Nobuo Uematsu’s () “Main Theme of Final Fantasy IV” (“ファイナルファンタジーIV メインテーマ”) is from Final Fantasy IV‘s soundtrack, Final Fantasy Original Sound Version.

I hope you enjoy.

Quickly notes anchored by a bassy key rise up, then the remaining instruments come in. Percussion plays spaced and with impact in its loudest beats; the hi-hat triplet stays quiet and moves with ample deftness. Strings extend along and play low, calmly and smoothly. As the introductory sounds continue on and move through the rhythm flute gently floats as though on a breeze and leads the instrumentation through areas familiar, yet new.

There is a sense of purpose that carries forward, though it is framed within the context of a trying time. Mystery and and otherworldly feel weaves into the music, even as it seems to shift into looking upward. The instruments lift up, almost with all of them being carried by winds. The sense of the dramatic increases, and yet the song does not go too far; its inflections punctuate without going too far and a journey toward change carries on as 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.