I felt that this was a little difficult to write about as I kind of hit a wall as I was writing.
I think that’s why this doesn’t really talk about the song much outside of imagery, but even working out the way forward with that imagery was difficult. Part of it was that I was trying to get forward an image of the village the song represents, but I was also feeling that that wasn’t necessarily the best thing to do. Not sure if that means the result is worthwhile, but I’m glad that something came forward.
Akihiko Narita’s (成田 暁彦) “Pokke Village Theme” (“ポッケ村のテーマ”) is from Monster Hunter Hunting Music Collection ~3rd Anniversary Commemorative Best Track~, an album comprised of compositions from Monster Hunter, Monster Hunter Dos, Monster Hunter Freedom (and by extension Monster Hunter G) and Monster Hunter Freedom 2.
I hope you enjoy.
Sounds stir in a quiet and calm. A new day arrives and the light is out and the sounds remain gentle. They remain soft. Percussion guides but stays simple and space remains throughout. Woodwind moves on through and explores and looks around, and soon strings lightly underscore as the scenery remains small and peaceful.
Seemingly things build a little more but keeps things soft and easy, and the peace remains. It almost is a questioning; perhaps it is apprehension to journeying out, but it is accepted and so a return to the start comes forward.
Space and simplicity remain and keep things going forward and even though there is a quietness and perhaps a relaxation, there still is a business. There still remain things to do and so through the sounds actions go ahead.
Once more that questioning returns and once more it carries the acceptance, and so all seem to settle into place and make sense, and soon the sounds fade away as they’re moved away from and the song ends.