Nobuo Uematsu: The North Cave

Alright, so this one was shorter than I thought it would be. Probably due to being tired. Maybe due to doing the writing over two listens. Possibly due to the way the song is designed.

There’s an interesting thing about this song that I’ll hold off talking about due to it being part of the thing that I’ll do once I finish this particular set of writings.

Nobuo Uematsu’s (植松 伸夫) “The North Cave” (“北の大空洞”) is from Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack, the soundtrack album for Final Fantasy VII.

I hope you enjoy.

A low rumble and a drone creates a stark rhythm. Soon another sound joins and begins to conjure up a sense of the ominous. This sound moves around, singular and almost thin. It is dreading.

The sound disappears and piano comes in, moving back and forth, stressed. Then all shifts and quick vocalisings come in, echoing and fading out. The sound that is almost thin returns and all seem to be approaching an inevitable, terrifying moment. Palpable is the dread and misery and woe. It stretches over and covers everything and all. Time is pressing and a great sense of urgency rises over. Woodwinds appear, almost in mourning, looking up, and all is bleak at the song’s end.

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