Six listens for this one.
I had a general idea of some of what I wanted to write here.
Ended up with something a little shorter than I thought I would, but at the same time, considering the song’s length and its simplicity in terms of instrumentation layering, it makes sense that the writing isn’t long.
Nobuo Uematsu’s (植松 伸夫) “Another Moon” (“もう一つの月”) is from Final Fantasy IV‘s soundtrack album, Final Fantasy IV Original Sound Version.
I hope you enjoy.
A low note rings out whilst brass shines and shimmers somewhere above. The low note rings out with a step and the brass continues its shining and shimmering in a deep darkness. Something above and distant moves past, distinct in the trail it leaves.
Strings call out into the solid, cratered expanse, slowly sinking with a sense of menace and mystery. It almost is oppressive, though it certainly is an alien landscape.
The rhythms formed earlier continue on whilst the strings gently glide across this new formation, taking in its shape and form and coming to realise that it holds a beauty in its supposed hostility.
A sense of the regal rises and comes forward, as though there is a presence of higher power within this alien landscape, and so in that realisation the sense of menace returns as the song ends.