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Soundtrack Saturday: Aug.29

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Danger in the Forest” from Final Fantasy IX.

Today we’re listening to more music by Nobuo Uematsu, this time from Final Fantasy IX, which is a game I do not believe I’ve covered before. Released in 2000 to critical acclaim, the game was a return to more of a medieval setting than previous installments.

Beginning with a chorus of plucked strings and a delicate bell every now and then, we wait for our melody line consisting of a flute and doubled with a different bell instrument. After a few phrases we move to a new bass-centric melody augmented by a dense choir and tremolo strings. After a couple phrases of this, we are prepared to loop.

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