Junya Nakano: Guadosalam

One listen for this one.
However, there were a few pauses toward the end.
This was in part due to being a bit thrown off by this song not looping.

Normally when it comes to game soundtracks the song will loop before it ends.
I’m not sure as to why this is the norm as, in a listening situation, many tracks don’t warrant their looping. To be honest, I’m not sure if this one does, but it doesn’t have a loop and it works fine without.

I was looking to just write about the song. I was kind of hoping to venture into something more based around imagery, especially with how Junya Nakano’s (仲野順也) music usually flows and works with sound. Alas, tonight it was not to be.

Junya Nakano’s “Guadosalam” (“グアドサラム”) is from Final Fantasy X Original Soundtrack, the soundtrack for Final Fantasy X. The soundtrack was composed by Nakano, Masashi Hamauzu (浜渦 正志) and Nobuo Uematsu (植松 伸夫).

I hope you enjoy.

A low, percussive series of sounds rings low and makes out a pattern. Some extra percussive sound joins in and its echoing rhythm provides a counter to form structure. Something else stretches out around the percussion, humming and hovering.

A sense of mystery and gentleness comes forward on a brief woodwind before something seems to flutter about. The woodwind comes in, higher and riding a soft air. Suddenly voices rise on up in a gentle chorus, as do other sounds. There is a sense of filling out that comes forward in the exploring of a scenery that seems as distant as it does close. The woodwind rides the choral vocals and continues its ascension, but instead of moving into the grandiose, it and the other sounds pull back and allow themselves to fully relax once more.

Soon it all fades and the song ends.

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