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Musical Discoveries in Touhou Fandom


Ken Hisuag
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I begin to wonder if I'll finish the PC-98 era before year's end. I could of course calculate it out now, but there's no impact either way so . . .

Meylan - Illusion of a Maid ~ Icemilk Magic
A relatively short arrangement that nonetheless manages to make its point. Surprising variety in the instrumentation, specifically contrasting its piano intro and interlude with its chiptune hybrid sections; it contrasts well without breaking the flow.

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aKoidion - Cute Devil ~ Innocence
Not your standard solo instrument cover, this is a detailed arrangement from a skilled accordion player. It's not a simple matter to make a single instrument cover sufficient range to make up for the lack of accompaniment, and while the accordion is one of the few instruments capable of multiple simultaneous layers, I still consider this quite a find.

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Alstroemeria Records - DAYS / BEAUTIFUL MOMENT
Once again, I'm struggling to find remixes of this game's later tracks, aside from circles I'd previously utilized. I'm using this piece for Days because of the extra bit at the end, which I think adds a nice touch considering what the original piece is meant to be.

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To make up for that, here's a double-arrangement of Icemilk Magic and Cute Devil together:
Lowlands Blossom - Dreamy and Illusionary Twin Moons
Granted, this is more two separate remixes tacked together, rather than a proper combining of the themes.

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Yuuhei Satellite, feat. Shinra-Bansho & Shoujo Fractal - Connecting With You (Full Collaboration ver.)
What a big project for such an obscure track! Weirdly enough, while I appreciate both Yuuhei Satellite and Shinra-Bansho, I haven't found their collabs to be all that extraordinary compared to their standard projects. They are unique, though; perhaps this is the natural product of rectifying their respective styles? Personally, I think there's a different explanation, but I'm not willing to go too deep with it.

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SilentBird - Arcadian Waltz
Hi there, Gou! It's very fortunate that this exists, since I wasn't finding much for this piece otherwise. The original is rather chaotic in its energy, so this is a nice switch-up in comparison.

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AramiTama - Blooming Flower at the End of the World
Here's something unique; it reminds me of another piece from some time ago. I describe it as "loud ambience." Does anyone else find it mildly unsettling?

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zuikakup - Bizarre Romantic Story ~ Mystic Square
I was hoping for something unique for this track, and I believe I found it. Though seemingly a bit slow, this arrangement make up for it with atmospheric progression that fits the melody perfectly.

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Frost Fragment - Dream Express (Bittersweet Piano ver.)
While the original piece is relatively fast, I thought the melody would suit a more remorseful tone. This captured exactly what I was looking for.

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Paradise of Boundaries - Alternative Magic Formation ~ Magic Square (Arrangement - SA Style)
Quality option for this one were scarce. A fair deal of what I found was zunish, so I decided to go with the best option from that.

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Special Thanksgiving feature! I usually struggle to find something for this, but this year I found an entire EP of zunish compositions themed around autumn. I'm only posting one of the five tracks, specifically themed for the holiday itself.

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ProfPrac stated he composed in the style of Touhou 11; I find it odd he didn't go with 10 given the theme, but it works out alright.

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Last minute post!

Stygian Riverside - Dreamscope
The majority of arrangements I found for this piece were zunish remasters; this rock remix stood out.

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R3 Music Box - Spiritual Heaven ~ Spiritual Heaven
There were other options, but the music box seemed to fit this piece especially well.

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Komeiji Records - Romantic Children
This one I feel a bit guilty for; the artist clarifies in the description that this is less of an arrangement and more of a transcription. Nonetheless, there is a unique sound to this piece, and I appreciate it.

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Murasame Umbrella - Plastic Mind
The sound could be perceived as a bit messy, but less in an audio-quality way and more in an "intentional" sense. What surprised me most about this discovery was finding out that maritumix was associated with a larger circle.

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Ink-Black Cherry Blossoms (Ink-dyed Sakura) - Maple Wise
It's always a treat to find a creative arrangement of a less popular piece.

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DJ Abner - Forbidden Magic
I've never heard anything from DJ Abner that wasn't zunish, but I'm not surprised to discover his musical skills are more diverse.

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Something I love are calm songs, it always make me feel so good and get relaxed 

And I also love Touhou and it's soundtrack 

Then i found something like, jazz versions of Touhou music, I loved it! Is a album called Cafe de Touhou

It sounds great =D

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Hi. it's me remember? yeah me neither.

It's been quite busy past few months, who thought having a substantial audience will take a lot of time.
in addition I've been grinding One Piece, biggest mistake of my life.
haven't even done a lot of music research, well i do found some interesting ones but mostly just my own taste.

I present thee

 

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Sick last week, but I'm back now.

Bitawan - It's a Communist World!
The audio quality of the source video was a little better than this turned out; my decision to use this piece was determined specifically upon the original sound.

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Kinukawa T - Treacherous Maiden ~ Judas Kiss
The timing of this arrangement (as in its beat) is what attracted my attention.

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Nama Pan-ko - No Judgement
The audio quality of this one might also be a bit less than ideal, but the arrangement itself should justify it.

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Happy New Year, everyone! It is my tradition to utilize an arrangement from my "reserved for tournaments" collection around this time, in celebration of the old year's end. I'm having a harder time with that this year, in that I don't want to give some of them up. It's irrational; I have far more than I'll ever be able to use anyway. It's too late (early?) to spend so much time deliberating; I hope this one fits the occasion sufficiently.

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Happy new year everyone, please take these two remixes of LoLK's first stage to welcome in the year of the rabbit!

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Frozen Starfall - Farewell (feat. Sasi)

 

 

O-Life Japan - Unforgettable, the Orchestral Scene

 

 

 

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