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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.
[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.
I was pleasantly surprised when I first heard this preview on 9tensu, long after C89 was over. AVTechNO! is a doujin circle that I've never heard of before, but it seems have been around for a while. Vocaloid fans will probably be more aware of his works than touhou fans, as he only makes vocaloid music. He specializes in techno and electronic music as his name implies, but his works vary a bit in style.
PULSE is an EP consisting of two songs voiced by Hatsune Miku, an instrumental track, and instrumental versions of the Miku songs. It's the first vocaloid album that I'll be reviewing here! Read on for the full review.
[Lilium Records] - POPOVER+TEATIME
I was tempted to write a review on one of the circles that I usually write about, but decided that I should introduce another circle to the readers here! I had some pretty high expectations going into this album despite it being my first time hearing anything from Lilium Records.
[CROW'SCLAW] - Angel's Wings
As one of my most anticipated albums of C89, does Angel's Wings live up to my expectations? Read on to find out.
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