Tadayoshi Makino: Village on the Sea, Moga

Two listens for this one.

I was mostly looking to write about imagery and some of that came through, but I feel as though I forced myself too much.

Tadayoshi Makino’s (牧野 忠義) “Village on the Sea, Moga” (“海上の村、モガ”) is from Monster Hunter Tri‘s soundtrack, Monster Hunter Tri Original Soundtrack.

I hope you enjoy.

Gentle percussive sounds roll on an easy day.

A light bass comes in and plays gently whilst woodwind moves about the percussion. All stays calm and relaxed; There is hard work that needs to be done, but it all remains peaceful.

A slight shift and a stringed instrument plays rapidly, but quietly, underscoring the melody as it flows onward. The woodwind continues to move about the percussion with slight stops until it reaches a moment of pause.

Additional percussion shimmers on a watery surface as the instruments seem to become fuller in sound, though no less gentle and the instruments float onward upon  the rhythm. Soon the stringed instrument comes forward with a gentle flicker.

Sounds rise and move upon water lapping at a shoreline. It is almost a questioning as they lengthen before returning to gentle percussive sounds.

The day remains as busy as required and many are hard at work whilst other plays and relax. Visitors filter into the village for various reasons and the sounds continue on, filling the scene.

However, as before, all remains gentle and at ease. It is calm and relaxed, even at the song’s end.

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