Hiroki Kikuta: Another Winter

This was sort of easy to write and sort of not. There were parts where I stumbled and parts where I was able to switch off. As such I think some of this captures something about the song really well, but there are parts that do not.

I think overall this is a bit of an improvement, though also a step back. Very much neither here nor there.

Hiroki Kikuta’s (菊田 裕樹) “Another Winter” (“別の冬”) is from Seiken Densetsu 3 Original Sound Version, the soundtrack for Seiken Densetsu 3.

I hope you enjoy.

An open space allows a sense of small and quiet to come forward. Strings firmly staccato whilst percussive sounds twinkle on down. Soon a bit more sound comes in, muted. There is more percussion and it seems rolling whilst something akin to woodwind draws out with a gentle flow.

The quiet is there and perhaps there is something that seems magical about all of this. There is plenty of space and there is plenty of openness but there is a focus. There’s also some whimsy, even as the sounds move through different sections, coming in and out as required. The sounds are specific and what they conjure is also specific.

Soon something almost like a sense of looking outward comes forward. The sound of a bell among others cradle an answer and a destination and it all seems vast and quiet, and perhaps even closed off. It is difficult to tell.

The sounds continue on with their movement toward something they need to walk toward and there’s a cold that creeps on in. The strings continue their stepping forward and the percussion continues its twinkling. Other sounds continue building and falling away and eventually they fade out and the song ends.

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