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Ken Hisuag

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  1. I didn't think I'd be expanding on this topic so soon, but I came across this comment from SkuddeOuo in the description of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBLbblcgYl8 The song itself isn't too good imo, but the information on translation practice intrigued me. Of course, I don't know how accurate it is, but I can easily think of supportive examples. Specifically, the split preference regarding Cirno's theme, which I've seen translated as both Beloved Tomboyish Girl and Tomboyish Girl in Love. The way SkuddeOuo phrases it, it would seem the final decision is made based on prefe
  2. @buskerdog Glad to hear it! I suggest checking out the collaboration circle The 11th Hour as well. @Drunken_Flower Not familiar with the game, and the soundfonts are a bit rough, but it's a really good arrangement. There's a combination of themes mixed with some original composition to tie everything together, and it comes out perfectly. I'll have to look more into this. I randomly came across this acoustic arrangement of Tomboyish Girl that uses a kalimba! While this was an original arrangement, the performer has done quite a few rearrangements of a circle called Sensitive He
  3. I do not want to sound like "That Guy," and hopefully y'all know me well enough to know I don't mean it that way, but . . . I sometimes worry Akiyama doesn't get enough credit for his original compositions. Everybody knows Broken Moon, and there's a decent respect for Oriental Memory of Forgathering Dream and The Ground's Color is Yellow, but after that the general familiarity seems to dwindle. There's still pieces like Shinkirou Orchestra, Bell of the Antipodes, and Our Hisoutensoku (one of my personal favorites in the entire series). I was actually a bit disappointed when I heard 17.5 wouldn
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    Release: 2014 Circle: Hobby Ateler CarrotWine Tracklist: 1: Yukari Yakumo / Necrofantasia 2: Byakuren Hijiri / Emotional Skyscraper ~ Cosmic Mind 3: Kanako Yasaka / The Venerable Ancient Battlefield ~ Suwa Foughten Battlefield 4: Satori Komeiji / Satori Maiden ~ 3rd Eye 5: Marisa Kirisame / Love-Colored Master Spark 6: Cirno / Beloved Tomboyish Girl
  5. The music of 30XX sounds like cross between Shovel Knight and Rivals of Aether with a touch of Sonic; high energy tracks with a casual lean, not afraid of blending a variety of instruments, featuring a varied range of styles. The game is currently still in alpha, but already has a reasonably sized OST filled with great tracks. Ideally, the game will get even more music as development continues.
  6. Figured I might as well make it more general, so that it has possible future relevance. I need the English translations for GET IN THE RING's Get your party on and Lie to Me ~ Your Countless Piled Up Lies. I have the Japanese lyrics, and I'll try and have them posted within the next hour (or if you prefer I can message them).
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    Artist: Marasy Circle: marasy8 Release: 5/07/2017 Track Count: 11 Track List: 01. Tomorrow is a Day for Sleeping, Yesterday Was Not 02. Sleeping Sakura of Dead Spirits 03. Retro-Sleeptive Kyoto 04. Reversed Day and Night's Wheel of Fortune 05. Sleeping in Bhavaagra ~ Wonderful Dream 06. Bamboo Forest of the Sleeping Moon 07. Eastern Sleepy Dream ~ Ancient Sleep 08. Ultimate Sleep 09. Hartmann's Sleeping Girl 10. Sleepy Desire Drive 11. Maiden's Capriccio of Sleep ~ Dream Battle
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    Release: 2014 Circle: Hobby Ateler CarrotWine Tracklist: 1. Kaguya Houraisan / Flight of the Bamboo Cutter ~ Lunatic Princess 2. Yuuka Kazami/Gensokyo, Past and Present ~ Flower Land 3. Toyosatomimi no Miko / Shoutoku Legend ~ True Administrator 4. Remilia Scarlet / Septette for the Dead Princess 5. Reimu Hakurei / Maiden's Capriccio ~ Dream Battle 6. Yuyuko Saigyouji / Bloom Nobly, Ink-Black Cherry Blossom ~ Border of Life
  9. Great arrangement of quality metal with the contextual acoustic intro and outro re-enforcing its impact. Wish the instrumental track was on Youtube. Ironically, also from that album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxjiCCnALEw Feels like I haven't posted much orchestra for a bit, so now seems as good a time as any.
  10. I really like that Crest piece; I'm surprised I don't come across more swing rock, whatever genre that may be considered part of. I'm still not up for sceam-vocals, though. Your Valentine's Day comment made me think of a piece I found the day before. There's been a "new" channel reposting a bunch of stuff from an older account (at least I think that's what happened), so I've been getting a bunch of their posts in the daily feed. This particular arrangement seems fitting, if a bit more upbeat than normal.
  11. Festival Blaze was one of the first GET IN THE RING arrangements I found (this exact video, actually), and it did a good job at catching my attention and keeping me on the lookout for more; maybe it's just me, but imaginative Broken Moon arrangements seem difficult to come by. I posted Over the Rainbow here back around Christmas time as a piano-focused arrangement; it certainly stands out from the circle's typical projects, and showcases the diversity of skillset they have. Rebirth, on the other hand, is a new one to me. Another thing I love about this circle is their approach to medleys,
  12. The latest in internet gaming trends seems to be Friday Night Funkin. I can't say I find the game very appealing, but there's definitely an element of charm to it. The compositions are intentionally simplistic, but stand out for the Shopkeeper-esque song battles they're respectively structured around. My biggest complaint would be the lackluster endings; most tracks have little to no wind-down, all but cutting off from the "action." While this makes sense in the context of the game, imo it results in some wasted potential for these songs as stand-alone pieces.
  13. Ditto. I don't have Discord; while I like the idea of the Miracle Meet, I can't think of a way I would be able to coordinate myself with it. I have no art skills to speak of, but I do have some experience in creative writing, so that would be a possibility. Not the #-words stuff, though; I've yet to understand how that's even supposed to work. Forgive me for being unfamiliar with some terminology, but what does "Doujin" refer to in this context? Not to forget Nitorium and Rorogogo. or popcorn for that matter but . . . I don't know what our reputation is, but I think I ca
  14. You are right to be afraid, and I respect your restraint. Time for that GET IN THE RING I've been holding back on! I wouldn't say these are my favorites (they might be up there), but I think they're a good representation of the circle's work.
  15. Okay, this time for good. No worries! Not all mysteries have to have exciting reveals; besides, even if you didn't orchestrate it as such, you have to admit that the presentation was ideal for this tournament. Never change, Garison. I just thought your post was funny . . . uh I mean HAHAH! YOU HAD FALLEN FOR MY TRAP! That's fine, I appreciate you checking. Now why ya gotta call us out like that? Honestly, I think it's just us getting more comfortable with the tournament event, and thus being willing to express more detailed explanations of our subjec
  16. I don't know anything about Tengami. I just happened across its soundtrack, noticed David Wise, and was impressed by the oriental style. That's selling it a bit short, though; the compositions are very well arranged. I can't be sure that it's the David Wise, but it wouldn't surprise me.
  17. I'm really surprised that worked! DF's reviews of The Way Home and Time Passes in the Field had me heavily doubting them as his picks, despite my initial assumptions. It eventually came down to The Way Home, and between Busker's and DF's respective reviews I went with the most believable option. This was definitely harder than last tournament. I feel like I already "knew" this, but the clear statement will certainly help in future. I've given a brief explanation of my submission strategy previously, but for what it's worth: I separate out discoveries that impress me in some
  18. I'm alive! Okay, first thing's first. My default rating is seven; anything more is above average, between five and six is okay-but-with-conditions, and anything less is reserved for pieces I didn't enjoy. I want to reserve my tens for things I'm really impressed with, otherwise they lose their impact. That being said, come end of a tournament I tend to look back and regard my ratings as overly cautious, especially in the first round. In my opinion, a good tournament should be in the "5-7 range;" anything lower would be unexpected for this group, and anything higher should reflect
  19. It's still Saturday where I am! With that taken care of, I'm going to bed. I'll come back tomorrow to check what I've missed.
  20. I've had difficulty getting into the Metroid series music; the series is reasonable expansive, and I'm not sure where to start. But in the meantime, I've got Axiom Verge, which I'm told is comparable. This is another deceptively simple soundtrack. The compositions are far less complicated then most modern games, but still manage to be creative in creating the game's atmosphere.
  21. It's Groundhog's Day today! . . . Yeah, I don't really care either. But while I don't know any specifically Valentine's Day related songs, I do know a Groundhog's Day song! So here y'all go!
  22. 16: Flash Storm Metal, right? I'm trying to get a better grasp at the difference. Sound Holic always delivers arrangements of highs: high quality, high intensity, and high energy. This remix is all of those, and deserves the praise for it. However, I'm struggling to find something uniquely memorable about it. To me, it sounds like a metal remix of At the End of Spring. It's a good remix and a great performance, but there's nothing specific to say about it aside from the slight elements of Tiny, Tiny, Clever Commander mixed in, which aren't even that prevalent. It's still a 7/10, bu
  23. After the acoustic guitar discoveries, I've tried making a regular habit out of checking for newly uploaded Touhou remixes. I was pleasantly surprised to find this PC-98 arrangement of a Kaisendo Group theme; Wanwan's works don't normally get considered for remixing purposes (unfairly, in my opinion), so I'd consider this a rare find indeed.
  24. 13: Time Passes in the Field, Walk Slowly Through the Night Now here's a study! This arrangement sounds deceptively simple, as it doesn't draw attention to its more creative aspects. First thing I noticed was the slight dissonance between the notes sung and the music played. There's a fine line between the bad singer and the musical master, but I was fairly certain that this was intentional; it sounded precise and exact, as though in opposition to the "incorrect" accompaniment the chords were following. Sure enough, the reprise after the interlude is harmonized, with the effect of a pla
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