Masashi Hamauzu: Mysteries Abound

This was written over two listens.

I was aiming to talk more about imagery but that didn’t quite come through. I think I slipped into review mode once more. That said, I think I did an acceptable job in terms of giving a small idea of part of the song.

Masashi Hamauzu’s (浜渦 正志) “Mysteries Abound” (“神秘”) is from Final Fantasy XIII‘s soundtrack, Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack.

I think I spend too much time writing about music from The Final Fantasy series.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

Keys gently step forward and follow a melodic drift as choral vocals stretch out and create a dreamlike atmosphere. It’s not long before woodwind joins and slowly, moves around the melody.

A deepness comes forward, adding weight, though not dragging the sounds down and more underscoring the flow before it disappears. After the woodwind lowers, then holds for a moment before it repeats with added instrumentation shining behind. The deepness comes forward once more and once more it disappears soon.

It’s not long before strings come forward, drawing out more of the melody as they carry the instruments toward something more ethereal in feel. Slowly it all proceeds, seeming mysterious and perhaps wondrous, and just after a the sound of a bell the song ends.


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