The last Reitaisai 11 post! Unless I discover something really special. Again, all of these albums can be found for download at Doujinstyle. Let's take a look at the last few remaining albums that I wanted to listen to.
Album: Hifuu Ryokouki
Rating - -/-
Can't say that I liked this album... it was pretty boring and simplistic to me. It's a bit different sounding than DDBY's usual albums
Album: DISCO METRIC
Genre: Remixes (electronic, disco, etc)
Rating - -/-
I didn't end up liking most of the remixes here except for the two Desert Years remixes, especially Nhato's. The two remixes are just really fun to listen to, and of course the base arrangement being really good helped a lot.
Album: TOHO bossanova 3
Genre: Bossa Nova
Rating - 4/5
Yes, Bossa Nova is an actual genre! I didn't actually know that before. Overall I found the album enjoyable, with a mix of relaxing and upbeat music instrumental music, The tracks that I liked the most were #3 and #5 since they're arranged by ham (foxtail-grass studios)
Rating - 5/5
Excellent, just as I expected from Surreacheese! As you can see from the cute cover art, FETA is tropical themed Jazz. Yes, I know that sounds strange at first, but it really works! My favorite tracks go to Silky Hair for the excellent sax and guitar work and Magical Color for being an such a relaxing and unique arrangement of Emotional Skycraper.
Here's the link to the rest of the Reitaisai 11 posts that I made earlier.
Overall it was such a great event for Touhou music. My picks for the favorite albums of Reitaisai 11 are Caramel Crunch, Touhou Gensoukai -Chireiden no Oto-, FETA, and CLOUD 9. Surreacheese and Foxfactory have always been consistent in their arrangement quality, so I'd like for them to continue with what they're doing for the upcoming Comiket 86. CROW'SCLAW is heading into a great direction with Taka including vocals into his excellent guitar work, I really hope I get to hear Nachi Sakaue in his next album. Finally, I'm glad that Alstroemeria Records is heading into a different direction as his last few albums were pretty bad. CLOUD 9 was really refreshing and fun to listen to, and I hope Minoshima and his vocalists continue the great work.
So what did you guys think of Reitaisai 11? Please leave some comments below!
I think it's about time i rediscover Syrufit & Poplica's doujin works as they are my favorite touhou music circle and the first circle that really got me into Touhou music.
The two arrangers, hiro.na (Syrufit) and tak-sk (Poplica) make up Studio "Syrup Comfiture" (Syrufit for short), The duo has made some amazing touhou arrangements (Though using the original themes quite subtly) with Mei Ayakura and Tsubaki Ichimatsu as their staple vocalists. Each arranger has a distinct style from each other with hiro.na focusing on trance and electronic while tak-sk focuses more on DnB and chill-out ambiance style.
First off is [SSC-0001] show me your love, their first album as a joint unit. I'll be listening through the album once all the way, and then I'll listen for a second time with notes for a review!
For the starcraft 2 fans watching MLG... cheer for CMstorm's Polt today! I've busted out my CMstorm quickfire just for the occasion!
Circle - DDBY
Arranger - Ciela
Album - Iyashi no Kaze vol.2 Rendai Noyakou ~ Ghostly Field Club
Original Track - A Maiden's Illusionary Funeral ~ Necro-Fantasy
Yeah... that's quite a long album name there. Anyways I listened to this album a while ago and this arrangement came up while i was shuffling through my main playlist. It's as very nice arrangement featuring just the flute and harp. It's a treat, since we rarely hear the harp used in a touhou arrangement. The two instruments complement each other so well for Necro-Fantasy.
I hope you guys like it!
By Nitroplus & 5pb, my 24th Visual Novel.
The story of Steins;Gate takes place in Akihabara and is about a group of friends who have customized their microwave into a device that can send text messages to the past. As they perform different experiments, an organization named SERN who has been doing their own research on time travel tracks them down and now the characters have to find a way to avoid being captured by them.
As usual, no major spoilers.
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