For today, we have two electronic music circles who have been around the touhou scene for a very long time. Their music has been changing over the years and in general, not as good it used to be. Despite that... I always come back to them, in hopes of finding some great arrangements.
Read on to see who they are!
[EastNewSound] - Innocent Abyss
Genre - Electronic/Vocal
Site | XFD
Oh ENS... when will you come out with something good? The last "good" album of theirs was Blaze Out, from C82. Sadly the circle just isn't what it used to be.
This albums crossfade sounded somewhat "tame" compared to what I heard from their last album. However, they're pretty sneaky though. I'm willing to bet that they hid a lot of dubstep and wub wubz from the crossfade. I always tell myself that I'm going to skip ENS but I end up listening to their album anyways. We'll have to see.
[Halozy] - Babyside Beat
Genre - Techno, House, EDM, Vocal, Touhou
Site | XFD
Ahh Halozy.. these guys have such a variety of arrangements in their albums. They do tend to have some pretty moe sounding vocalists in general, which may turn some people off. Their last album from Comiket 88, 864, was... atrocious, except for midnight cookie with Tsubaki. How could so many people like Kiss & Crazy?
Anyways, this preview doesn't sound like 864. It seems closer to Viva Evolution, which was actually a very good album overall. Tracks 1, 3, and 6 from the preview were the highlights for me. #6 sounds like a crouka x Nayuta arrangement, which are always on the stranger and more interesting side. Remember the cats from 猫に哲学?
How do you guys feel about these two old-school circles? Do you prefer their recent works or older works? How do you feel about the current generation or styles of electronic music in general?
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