June 11, 2008 § Leave a comment
A while ago I mentioned Yoko Shimomura released a compilations of orchestrated versions of pieces in a CD called Dramatica. I love listening through the entire CD. It is refreshing, and sometimes even calming to listen to.
滅びし煌きの都市 – 下村陽子Yoko Shimomura (WordPress won’t even let me post imeem shit?!)
This song was…I feel that this song really sticks with me. Although, I love all the other songs and would play it on repeat to no ends, I felt this one was one of the non-Kingdom Hearts I enjoyed the most. When I listen to this song, I picture a person in a city, surrounded by people but lonely at heart, searching, searching for something, or someone. That’s the kind of feeling I get from it
With just the strings section and piano, it gives the piece a very lonely feel. The rising chord progressions (imperfect cadence like) with an added crescendo at 1:24 moves the phrase forward, as if it was going somewhere. Yet, instead of continuing on, the piano begins playing a repeated passage, as if aimlessly walking in a circle. The idea of someone aimlessly walking in a circle is also touched in the main theme where the phrases never really end, but just start from the beginning of the theme, or the same repeating passage. It is evident that the feelings of the song wants to go somewhere as it continues to crescendo throughout the entire piece.
That made me seem incredibly emo but it’s summer…