Nobuo Uematsu: Another Nightmare

I thought this was going to be more difficult to write but I had an easy time.

Three listens and focused on describing the song. Sort of did alright. Could’ve done better, but it was a bit of a fight to get to this point so I’m happy with leaving this as it is.

Nobuo Uematsu’s (植松 伸夫) “Another Nightmare” (“悪霧ふたたび”) is also known as “Return of the Evil Mist”. It’s from the soundtrack for Final Fantays IX, Final Fantasy IX Original Soundtrack.

I hope you enjoy.

A quiet strike of piano and some sort of sound blinking in and out. A bit of percussion comes in, light and easy, then on the next loop strings find their way in creeping, which is followed by what could be harp and xylophone. More strings come in, enhancing the mood with their filling out the background.

Percussion becomes rolling and heaving whilst the strings draw out and flow with menace. At the end of this section they hold longer whilst woodwind comes in and emphasises whilst capping the section off.

The song becomes a bit more quiet and careful. Strings carefully take steps whilst sound underneath moves back and forth, looking for a path. The strings then draw out whilst another sound finds itself walking through the gloom, though it comes to a halt as the melody cycles back to its beginning and the song ends.

About Stupidity Hole

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