Saori Kobayashi: The Breath of Life

One listen for this one.
However, a couple of restarts early on as I got stuck on a word and lost pace.
Probably should’ve just let the song repeat so I could’ve gotten a bit more down.

I’d been meaning to write about one of Saori Kobayashi’s (小林 早織) compositions for a while now, but hadn’t gotten around to doing so until now. I’m not quite sure as to why I put it off for as long as I did, but it is now done and in a bit of a messy fashion to boot.

I feel I didn’t do much of a good job of covering anything here. There is some description but it doesn’t really do much in terms of covering the song well, I feel.

Saori Kobayashi’s “The Breath of Life” (“生命の息吹”) is from Resurrection: Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement. Originally it is from Panzer Dragoon Saga Original Soundtrack, the soundtrack for Panzer Dragoon Saga. The original soundtrack was composed in collaboration with Mariko Nanba (南波 真理子).

I hope you enjoy.

Something shines and shimmers. A quick and gentle, yet firm percussive run appears, aiding in flow whilst other sounds stir and a flow is established. Drama comes low and high whilst a muted sound flutters about.

A slight shift into something with more of a sense of rising, though all remains flowing and easy. There is a gentleness, but there is also a sense of seriousness. The sounds express an urgency whilst they seem to explore something that is neither purely natural nor purely artificial. It is almost as though scenes and places lost to time come forward whilst the sounds continue their gentle exploration.

Upon coming back to a start of the loop a few extra sounds become present in the flow. There is a gathering in this expression and in this gathering the sounds flow with a wider range and expression.

Soon they are rising once more and more sounds join in, building on texture and tone, looking to reach higher and they soon do. They reach a point where they find their peak and as soon as they do they fade away, leaving one last sound its final few dots before the song ends.

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