Joe Hisaishi: Island Song

I wrote about this song last night and I found the result to be more lacking than usual so I decided to see if I could do better today. The result is similar but it reads better I feel. There’s a bit more in it that allows the writing to move forward, though it’s still really rough.

Joe Hisaishi’s (久石譲) “Island Song” is from the soundtrack for A Scene at the Sea (あの夏、いちばん静かな海).

I hope you enjoy.

Gentle sounds roll in and lap at a shoreline. Peace and shade form in a bright scene and the slowly percussion moves in. The percussion is gentle, as are the smooth strings and the percussive strings.

Woodwind floats and glides along the rhythm and the melody and all seems in a state of harmony. There is room for relaxation and a sense of calm. Piano keys come in and shimmer on the surface, remaining delicate and careful and precise and help keep things feeling scenic and at ease. A hint of joy and contentment seeps through and there is fun and some energy there, but it is harmonious.

The sounds rise and fall, moving gently and carefully. They almost seem to caress and hold a form of the idyllic and it all remains easy and smooth. It all remains gentle as sounds move and flow and do little to change shape, for there is no need.

Soon the sounds find a final point, they keys sound off with a slight conclusion and strings draw out as the song ends.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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