Junya Nakano: Underwater Ruins

This feels like it was easy in parts and that’s all I have to say really.

I was trying more for imagery over anything else and whilst I got that forward, I don’t feel I did as well as I could have.

Junya Nakano’s (仲野順也) “Luca” (“ルカ”) 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).

As I’ve been listening to this soundtrack (it may now be my favourite game soundtrack) I’ve found that Junya Nakano’s compositions are really strong. Everyone’s compositions were quite good, but Nakano’s work here generally being less active worked really well where it was used.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

Light gradually fades whilst slowly descending underwater. It fades away whilst other sounds draw out. Percussion echoes a pattern out and a new world reveals itself. There is a gentleness but there is a pressure and things seem otherworldly.

Sounds remain muted and muffled and soon it all seems to build toward something when the shimmering returns, but this time it seems to be coming from elsewhere. Atmosphere pushes out and a memory not experienced reaches out among the deep of the ocean. With a grace creatures out of reach move about, only revealing some of themselves. Soon they and the echoing sounds fade away as the song ends.

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