Junya Nakano: Signs

This was written over one listen.

I was trying to express the beauty of this song but I don’t think I pulled it off.
I feel I focused too much on getting to certain words rather than write something that felt more whole and cohesive.

Junya Nakano’s (仲野 順也) “Signs” is from Phantasm.

I hope you enjoy.

Piano carefully walks a specific melody that builds on other sounds moving around. A wide and fantastic atmosphere spreads out, gentle and ornate. Soon more instruments come in and create a fuller melody and a steady motion forward becomes clear.

An air of mystery permeates and fills out more before the sounds fall back. Others come forward a little more, a roll of percussion builds and the sounds return to full. There is a smoothness and grace in how the sounds proceed; the air of mystery remains and it helps to cast all with a sense of the fantastic.

More sounds come in and further build whilst remaining slow. Soon a shift into something more pretty in sound and a stringed instrument plays on top of the sounds as they shimmer and flow like calm water. A beat remains steady and seems to lead to a conclusion, looking for something grand and majestic.

Eventually the beat drops away and moments shimmer onward as they fade out of view. Layers peel and drop away, returning to a sense of the quiet as the song ends.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
This entry was posted in Music and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.