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Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #131 - The Old Man and the Seal

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Featuring Lufia 2 - Rise of the Sinistrals and Benjamin Britten.

Greetings fellow game music lovers,

after the burning heat comes the raging storm which blows with such intensity that the sidewalks flow over and you can watch other peoples garden future apparently attempting to take a trip southward along with the migratory birds. If your first thoughts about this don't directly wander to old disney cartoons you might rather identify with a certain breed of storm-defying old dudes like in a novel from Earnest Hemingway or Herman Melville. Of course, if you are more of the symphonic type, you might actuall prefer the opera "Peter Grimes" by Benjamin Britten, which also features a rather cynical specimen of this breed. Nevertheless, situations like this always have a little bit of an end of the world feeling and you can watch it all from the window of your room with the comfortable assurance that there's little you can do about it (unlike most of RPGs where you and only you can do EVERYTHING about it; so much unnecessary stress sigh).

Thus today's topic is the song "Watchtowers of the Seal" from our favourite non-Square rpg Lufia 2 - Rise of the Sinistrals (1996), an upwhipping piece that parves our way to the final battle at the ever looming fortress of doom:

There is a section in the song "Four Seas Interlude" from the opera "Peter Grimes" by Benjamin Button from 1945 which has an eerie brass backing that has a rhythmical resemblance to the one from the Lufia song:

Sunday more Xenogears!

Phil out.

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