14. Xion (Project Destati: DARKNESS)

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With help from the Youngstown Scoring Stage, this arrangement of Xion's theme is a concerto for piano duet & orchestra that is intended to tell her entire story in three seperate movements. Beginning with a simple "Organization XIII" statement on the piano, the piece quickly grows to a climax through a powerful brass choir that serves as a metaphor for her creation.

Following this, piano leads with a slight embellishment her theme, followed closely by a clear statement of the contrapuntal harmony in the viola and cello that will appear again and again throughout the piece. As the music continues, it gently introduces layers of texture until her theme is presented in full by the strings and the counterpoint that was introduced earlier. The second movement leads straight into "Vector to the Heavens", but the arrangement breaks and restructures pieces from this battle version of her theme in order to give a sense of playfulness between Xion, Roxas, and Axel.

The details of the Seasalt Trio's fate--specifically Xion's--are made clear to the listener in the form of explicit musical quotes from "Another Side", "At Dusk, I Will Think of You", "Roxas", and "A Fight to the Death" (as well as a few others that were more subtly hidden).

The final movement of the piece follows a huge literal and metaphorical fall that serves to restate Xion's theme in full with richer orchestration than was present in the first movement. Ending as it began, instruments slowly begin fading away until the listener is left with only the solo piano that first introduced the opus.

Titled simply "Xion", this piece is our statement that she will live on in our hearts through this musical arrangement of her story.


In celebration of KINGDOM HEARTS and the stunning melodies of Yoko Shimomura, Utada Hikaru, Takeharu Ishimoto, and Tsuyoshi Sekito, we present Project Destati’s second volume.

DARKNESS is the highly-anticipated follow-up album to Project Destati’s 2014 Billboard-charting soundtrack album “LIGHT.” The album is a musical amalgamation of fan-favorite themes from the KINGDOM HEARTS series, re-assembled in an all-new fashion like long-forgotten memories.

Featuring a live string orchestra and industry-leading soloists, DARKNESS is a dark, grand, and mysterious musical experience that aims to capture Tetsuya Nomura’s own imagination.

Bandcamp: https://projectdestati.bandcamp.com/album/project-destati-darkness?label=3683409508
iTunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/album/project-destati-darkness/1358946001
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0mVjsnNpPNo6GdK7M9zFxu
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/?id=Bt5qvtdlnxsydcxp3z5smdtgxh4
Amazon MP3: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BCZLRXQ
Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/us/album/58747012
KKBOX: https://www.kkbox.com/tw/tc/album/lyEBOxbxxiEJJ0F1xyQ.009H-index.html
Tidal: http://tidal.com/us/store/album/85775688

David Russell: Producer
Kristin Naigus: Producer
Sebastian Wolff: Producer
Anastasia Korochanskaya: Album art
Disney Interactive: Special Thanks
Jett Galindo: Mastering Engineer (The Bakery)
Square Enix: Special Thanks
Todd Maki: Special Thanks

©Ⓟ 2018 Project Destati

KINGDOM HEARTS is © 2002 Disney/Square Enix. Materia Collective LLC, Project Destati, and artists on this album are no way affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected to Disney/Square Enix with respect to this album. Musical compositions are used with permission. Mechanical licensing facilitated by re:discover, Inc. d/b/a Loudr. © 2018 Sebastian Wolff d/b/a Project Destati. All Rights Reserved.

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