Yasunori Mitsuda, Manami Kiyota: Orbital Ring

Two listens for this one.

With this one I had an idea to capture the imagery. However, I was not able to sustain that and so I switched more to describing the music, but I don’t think I did too well.

Yasunori Mitsuda (光田) and Manami Kiyota’s (清田 愛未) “Orbital Ring” (“オービタルリング”) is from Xenoblade Chronicles 2‘s soundtrack, Xenoblade 2: Original Soundtrack.

I hope you enjoy.

Somewhere a brightness shines on through. It initially obscures, leaving all vague yet welcoming, though soon the eyes adjust and no longer does everything look welcoming. A desolate landscape pockmarked by ruins becomes apparent. It spreads out, dry and barren.

A weak percussive sound plays out among the stillness as keys play with a fragility through the sobering sight. Various sounds fade in and out as difficulty in reconciling the landscape with what it was believed to be sets in. Questions arise though no answers are there.

The sounds continue on as though they grip onto something that once was. What they once were no longer is and so they serve only as remnants slowly disintegrating into nothingness.

Soon the last key plays out, then the final sounds come in. They soon fade away, not having the strength to sustain themselves, and the song ends.

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1 Response to Yasunori Mitsuda, Manami Kiyota: Orbital Ring

  1. Robert J Jr. says:

    The imagary i get is from my Army days. Each night as folks have settled their routines, TAPS is played signaling the end of the day. The tune waffs on the wind as the the trumpet plays the last note… sustained… then silence.


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