Yasunori Mitsuda: Secret of the Forest

One listen for this one.

I thought I was going to get a fair bit more out and interweave more imagery related to forests, but I did not and instead the result feels really brief.

Yasunori Mitsuda’s (光田 康典) “Secret of the Forest” (“樹海の神秘”) is from Chrono Trigger‘s soundtrack, Chrono Trigger Original Sound Version.

I hope you enjoy.

Slowly and carefully a bass moves around an arpeggio. There is a density and a coolness, and yet space all around. A low light shines through from somewhere as woodwind comes in and floats on through. Light percussion steps and soon the woodwind gives way for keys that gently shimmer on through. Strings in the background come to the forefront and lower themselves through a sense of relaxed mystery.

The keys return and meet the bass, and they go moving forward, slowly descending. Their motion is graceful and careful. They compliment each other and soon they pause.

The bass returns, as does the arpeggio and a slow movement through a dense area resumes. A sense of delicacy in an area that has seen many years starts to come through, as though the area is preserved in time, even if it gradually changes.

The gentleness continues on through the motion of the sounds and soon it fades out as the song ends.

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