Here’s the fifth in this set of themed posts – returning finally after missing the previous six months!
Today I’ve got two pieces from the same anime and also the same artist – multi-instrumentalist mabanua, and some of his work from Megalobox 2: Nomad (which is probably going to end up my fav series from this year).
“The Theme of the Nomad” by mabanua (Nomad, 2021)
(I won’t say much this time around because I’m a bit under the weather, but I still wanted to get a post out today and thought a music one would be nice.)
Boy, does this opening work on so many levels for me!
Instantly evoking tone and setting while at the same time building anticipation with the rhythm section and eventually, when guitar picks up and then the vocals kick in, it all hits a crescendo and you’re ready for the episode!
“El Canto Del Colibri” by mabanua (Nomad, 2021)
To contrast with the opener, and to help ‘come down’ after each episode, the ending theme is just as great, I never skipped either.
Just voice and acoustic guitar, it’s a calming but still mournful theme – which again, suits the tone of Nomad so well, since the sequel is as much about redemption and reflection as being an ‘underdog hero story’ this time around.
Okay, there’s an OP and an ED – next time, perhaps, finally, the metal themed post 🙂