Hitoshi Sakimoto: Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter – Opening Animation

Three listens for this one.

This is a brief song and so the writing reflects that. However, I feel that perhaps I could’ve written more.

I didn’t aim to capture anything in particular, but in saying that I feel as though mood came forward a fair bit.

Hitoshi Sakimoto’s (崎元 仁) “Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter – Opening Animation” (“ブレス オブ ファイア V ドラゴンクォーター ~オープニングアニメーション~”) is from Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter‘s soundtrack, Breath Of Fire V – Dragon Quarter: Original Soundtrack. The soundtrack was also released as part of Breath of Fire Original Soundtrack Special Box a soundtrack collection of the soundtracks for Breath of Fire I through to V.

I hope you enjoy.

The sounds of a suggestion of voices float in a still space, then join and build on each other and lower to a focused point. Suddenly urgent percussion comes in; Urgent, striking and pressing. A rush of strings plays along as the suggested voices resume their float and rise.

Brass appears and signals a shift. The strings move around each other, pressing and pushing onward as they urge with desperation. Brass moves around the strings, punctuating and detailing, expanding and building on the strings and the rush of percussion; all moves with increasing intensity. Then, just before release it all condenses into a single point that stretches out as a short drone as the song ends.

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