Happy Holidays everyone!
As promised, the C90 recap before C91! I was originally just going to keep this short but somehow I always end up writing more than I planned to. There always seem to be a few really good leftover albums that are uploaded way later after the event is over.
Finding good albums is always a little bit difficult. Usually the album previews with Touhou artwork on them tend to be consistently more worthwhile while original albums tend to be hit or miss. Either way, this is a Touhou music blog so we'll focus more on the Touhou side of things! ;D.
This Comiket's artwork was commissioned by me and done by ResiD (@medoart) once again. Check out her works here and follow her on twitter! The theme I requested this time around was the transition from Summer to Autumn, as that is what Summer Comiket usually means to me. It's always near the middle/end of August, which is really damn hot before it starts cooling off. So I requested a chibi of a sweating chibi Reimu, which was based on a sprite from Genius of Sappheiros, a Touhou spinoff RPG. I then needed a character to represent Autumn.. and I chose Momiji as she's usually represented in the theme, Fall of Fall. She just seems so ecstatic, doesn't she?! That's how I usually feel about Autumn as well. Finally... the background is of a forest which represents the transition between Summer and Autumn. I didn't give ResiD much direction in this, but she managed to make a very beautiful and fitting background. I love the usage of colors and lighting that contrasts the two seasons while blending them together in the middle. Thanks for the awesome art, ResiD!
Anyways, back to music! Read on for album impressions and recommendations.
Edit: I was just informed that Momiji's face is actually a japanese meme called Gyate Gyate.
Just got my Comiket 90 loot from BuyDoujin.com! Yeah I know... only one album is actually from C90 but PROMISED DANCEFLOOR and Acoustic Episode are two of my favorite touhou albums ever. I was actually supposed to get a second copy of Acoustic Episode for my friend, but it looks like BuyDoujin forgot to put it in :(. Oh well, I'll have to contact them about it. Still, the package helped turn my shitty day into a decent one.
There's going to be at least 1 more album that I'll be getting from Comiket and I'll be working to see if I could help Release Hallucination get their albums up onto BuyDoujin. If it works out, I'll definitely be getting their albums as well!
In other news, I've been listening through a lot of C90 albums and I'd love to share some of my thoughts on some of them in a future post.
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