This one took two listens and I think it was due to trying to keep up whilst falling behind due to trying to capture certain details. It wasn’t the best way to go about things.
I think this is alright. Not completely certain. There’s detail in there but it’s not entirely about the detail… I think.
Tsuyoshi Sekito’s (関戸剛) “The Rider’s Boon” (“その背に揺られて”) is from two soundtracks: Before Meteor: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Original Soundtrack, both soundtracks for Final Fantasy XIV. Both were composed by a few different people and whilst their styles come through, the soundtracks are more harmonious than they are not.
I hope you enjoy.
A slight rush in and strings look up whilst gentle percussion remains steady underneath. It then all shifts as bass also comes in. Gentle guitar and woodwind carries on a breeze and look onward. Soon other sounds come in and let themselves flow along, perpetuating the airiness.
The percussion remains gentle and gradually pulls sounds here and there whilst the other instruments continue their moving and building, but it’s kept gentle. Something rich and gentle develops and it’s almost as though entering the middle of a season.
Eventually guitar takes a stronger focus and picks its notes carefully as it moves over hills and through valleys but it is only brief.
There seemingly is a build toward something new and gradually sounds reach out and rise in steps. Something more victorious comes forward, though it remains soft. Sounds fill out and expand, reaching for high places and eventually eventually it all plateaus. A grand beauty presents itself as success rides on high, as does relief.
Slowly it unwinds and the guitar comes back into prominence as the sounds return to an earlier point, but before there is any continuation all fades out and the song ends.