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Happy Birthday, Mei Ayakura!!!
I've wanted to do a post like this for a long time, and it looks like I made it just in time for her birthday. There are a ton of doujin vocalists that I love listening to, but Mei Ayakura has a special place in my heart. I titled this post, "the first love" as she is the the first vocalist that I really enjoyed listening to when I started getting into touhou music.
Mei Ayakura doesn't need much of an introduction if you're a regular reader here or if you've listened to a lot of touhou music. She's probably most well known for her work with Alstroemeria Records (ALR), but she actually started her "career" in 2008 at Anipix at quite a young age (unknown) along with Tsubaki Ichimatsu, hiro.na (Syrufit), and Takuya Sakai (Poplica*). From there, she has branched out to working with well-known circles such as ALR, Syrufit/Poplica, Cytokine, CROW'SCLAW, and Pizuya's Cell. As such, she's mostly featured in electronic, rock, and metal arrangements.
It's a bit late since St. Patricks day is over (not that I even celebrate it), but I wanted to share this pretty amazing album from Fall Reitaisai 2 with you guys. And while this is an instrumental album, it's not the one that I was planning to write about from my last post.
Floating Cloud is a touhou doujin circle that makes Irish Folk arrangements with live instruments. Pretty unique, as this circle is the first one I've heard with that kind of sound. If you've listened to Yasunori Mitsuda's works (Chrono Trigger/Cross, Xenogears), you'd notice some celtic influence in his music. If you like that, then definitely read on for the rest of the review. Otherwise, it'll be a great opportunity for me to introduce this circle to you guys!
[Release Hallucination] - Melancholia
I've got another EP up for review today! This time it's a progressive metal EP by Release Hallucination, a progressive metal circle consisting of Emi on vocals/lyrics and Kaorin on guitars/composition.
Now, I've only discovered them recently through Melancholia's preview. Since then, I've listened to their previous EPs and full album. How did they sound? Pretty damn awesome. Read on for my brief impressions.
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