Saya no Uta really is something to behold. There are so few games that are as horrifying yet also as beautiful as this one, and I’ve meant to cover a track from this game for quite some time. The most well known tracks from this game seem to be the discomforting atmospheric tracks like “schizophrenia,” but I don’t think they best represent the game in question.
I actually don’t even remember what scenes this specific track plays in, but I don’t think I can find any track that sums up this game as well as this one. In my review, I detailed Saya no Uta’s running theme of people perceiving the world in different ways, and this track fits perfectly with that dynamic. It starts out soothing and peaceful, but it becomes more harsh and abrasive the further it goes on.
Yet despite the prevalence of the harsh percussion, the song does not stop being peaceful or relaxing, very similarly to the peace and harmony of Saya and Fuminori’s relationship contrasted with the harsh reality of the rest of the world. A bunch of different sounds and noises are layered on top of each other in a way that should feel chaotic and stressful, but instead feels like the exact opposite.
The very image of a misanthropic human male and an alien creature confiding and nurturing each other to the backdrop of a gory hellscape of building made of flesh and rotting meat is perhaps a more apt descriptor than anything I could ever come up with. And nor could a more appropriate title then “Sin” exist for something that is simultaneously beautiful yet depraved and sickening.
Well I finally got around to an Amazing VGM from this game, now I guess I just need to look at all the other games I review in the past several months to see if I should cover something from them.
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