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40 minutes ago, buskerdog said:

Hmmmm

Might these appeal to you?

Yeah, thanks for recommendation, the tracks he does are very good indeed.

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Oh, i would also be grateful for recommending me any touhou artists/doujin circles that focus on uplifting trance.

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On 10/1/2021 at 4:59 PM, Asirmoth said:

Oh, i would also be grateful for recommending me any touhou artists/doujin circles that focus on uplifting trance.

You can try to check out some Levo Lution works (afaik they have some non-touhou works as well but most of them are quite dated too)

small example:
 

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Nami Haven 2 albums may work:

 

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and if you don't mind a vocal and trance in general (you can get most of them in non-vocal version too):

 

Eastnewsound: 

 

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Amateras Records:
 


SPACELECTRO should have some too but they're covering vast genres fields so you most likely would need to look for them yourself:

(Prog House in this case)

 

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556mm 東方:

 

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Rolling Contact (天音) same as above covers vast multi genres so you have to look for them yourself

 

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that's all i can think of for now but there could be probably a few more

hope you like them!

 

 

 


 

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It appears my work is cut out for me this week. Being that I do not frequent the finer hard synth subgenres, I do not have a great many trance pieces on standby. I share what I do have, however.

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Emdasche - Pure Furies

TrainerSam - Absolute

Hachimitsu-Lemon - Stardust Ensemble -LNB7 Remix-

 

Granted, just because the video title says it's trance doesn't mean it is. I'm not entirely sure what defines the genre, so I'll put these two in a separate drop-down box.

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SOUND HOLIC - EXISTENCE

ESQUARIA - Fake Moon

 

 

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it's October
time to bring out the spook

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Classic Mama Purity
even better it's Fragrant Plants Arrange

 

i also wanted to share this one from Xenoglossy, quite an obscure name.
this has really Heavy Halloween Metal feels in it

 

i also recommend an album from IOSYS
Haunted Halloween Town, 10 tracks
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ6Y-iFclHvaFw2aN8ihtCqso_ic0VAa5

 

 

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Factory Noise & AG - Shanghai Alice of Meiji 17

I'd classify this as an orchestral remix, but not the standard all-out kind. Starts out simply, and builds up gradually. It's not an explosive arrangement, but the celtic folk elements sprinkled in give it a roaming sort of progression. It has some nice original interludes, too.

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jesterdist - Nuclear Fusion

This one's more intense, but also utilizes a build up to get there. I'm still not satisfied with the loop transition, but that's to be expected. The instrumentation choices here are varied and unique, but complimentary. I'm not sure what category I'd put this in; it doesn't seem quite symphonic metal, but I suspect that was the intended genre.

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Without any themes or timely discoveries to go off of this week, I'm doing a small variety mix.

chair - The Very Worst of the Chinese Language
Despite some potential quality issues in the soundfonts themselves, this arrangement blends together its contrasting styles very well! The piece maintains its original energy while creating serene moments throughout.

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Kaioshi K - Doll Judgement ~ The Girl Who Played With People's Shapes - UM Mix
This is another ZUNish remix. It uses different sides of its focused style to add dynamic to the piece, which successfully enhances its progression in a rather unique way.

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Bit2 - Letty's Theme
Here's something more low-energy to contrast with the other two pieces. I enjoy seeing Bit2's diverse instrumentation, including instances of creative utilization of non-instrument objects.

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That should do for now.

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1 hour ago, Ken Hisuag said:

chair - The Very Worst of the Chinese Language

ummm... what?

Yeah I think I can confidently say that's mistranslated. I'm not sure where "Chinese" comes from, because there isn't any trace of that word in the original kanji title, which surprisingly is something I can tell just by looking at it.

The kanji 華 means flower. Whether the saying "Flowery language" has a meaning in Japanese like it does in English, I don't know, so I can't say for sure what the translation is. But what's written literally is something like "Flower words".

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6 hours ago, buskerdog said:

Yeah I think I can confidently say that's mistranslated.

Believe me, I was well aware of the short comings of this translation. As I do not know a sufficient amount of Japanese, I must needs rely upon Google Translate to provide a basic guide. Usually I can work out something that sounds reasonable (if of questionable accuracy) from there. I wasn't sure what to do with this, though . . .

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. . . so I did the best I could. I appreciate the partial illumination.

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最凶最悪の華言葉
sai kyou saiaku no hana kotoba

letsee 最凶 "sai kyou" the kanji together means 'the worst'. i think they should be read separately.
not to be confused with 最強 "saikyou" which means 'the strongest'.
if separated, 最 'sai' means 'the most/extreme'.
凶 'Kyou' means 'bad luck/disaster' as we know this kanji is often related to Yorigami sisters.
that kanji is more closely related to evil and wickedness than 厄 'yaku' which related to Hina, is more like a misfortune.

最悪 'saiaku' is the standard meaning of 'the worst' there's no word play in this

華 'hana' means 'flower'
but if you know 花 'hana' also means 'flower'
what's the difference? why dont they use the kanji 花 that we usually know?

the difference is 華 is used metaphorically, in example: referring a girl as a flower華
while 花 is literal flower, the plant.
and as i said in the example earlier, this kanji 華 refer to those two girls

言葉 'kotoba' is just the standard meaning for 'language/words/expression/speech' or to be literal 'piece of what we say'

*cough*

so yeh to put it all together 最凶 was referring to Yorigamis sisters as the badluck duo
but how are we gonna combine 最凶 and 最悪? what would it mean?
and adding the rest and keeping the mind that 華 is also referring those girls...

really crude translation would say 'the flowers worst words of bad luck'
but every word from god is a blessing(or curse if we talking about those two) right?
aybe 'the flowers worst curse of disaster'
'the flowers worst disastrous words'
is it a stretch? i dont feel like it but yeah i cant think better

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18 hours ago, Ken Hisuag said:

Bit2 - Letty's Theme
Here's something more low-energy to contrast with the other two pieces. I enjoy seeing Bit2's diverse instrumentation, including instances of creative utilization of non-instrument objects.

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i cant' believe he used the dog as instrument

i really like this one, he got nakasako vibes although different genre

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also today's genre
Ethnic/Ethno or something like that
y'know that folk music with hymms and choir chant thingy

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and the spotlight today is M.H.S Mizonokuchi Hole Studio
seems to do other genres as well but just focus on the ethno for now

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a beautiful piece
they seems like to use 3/4 signature in their ethno
which done it even better


and another one
feels like this has more emphasis on waltz.
cant seem to hear mystia theme in it, can you?

and for assorted circles

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you may remember i posted this here before?
Diao Ye Zong - el magia
apparently this also count as ethno

 

another one from Shinra-Bansho - Song of Companion
has more hope and adventurous feel in it

 

one more i cant stop
these songs are too good

Secret Messenger - Piece of Memory & Refrain of Memory
a very calm piece for closing up

i love rural makai esoteria

 

 

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On 10/17/2021 at 12:31 AM, Drunken_Flower said:

really crude translation would say 'the flowers worst words of bad luck'

So, as a possible artistic interpretation, "Flowery Words of the Worst Bad Luck Duo"?

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