Today was filled with some surprises, both good and bad. Mainly good though, as I've discovered a new circle and found out that one of my recent new favorite circles is releasing another album.
This time around, there are 5 albums in this preview. So read on to see what's new!
[Tomato GUMMY (トマト組)] - JAZZ VOYAGE 3
Genre - Jazz, Vocal, Original
Site | XFD
If you haven't heard of Tomato GUMMY, I highly recommend checking out his Love Love! jazz arrangement album, Jazzlive! The vocals are a new addition to this album, and seem to work pretty with with the instrumentals. The album should be worth a listen when it's out.
[KamelCamelia] - Crystallized
Genre - Happy Hardcore, Dubstep, Electro House, Trance, Original
Site | XFD
Camelia... Either you love him or hate him. Most of YouTube seems to love his work, so it seems like I'm part of the minority. I think the only two tracks that I've ever liked from Camelia have been Integration under the moon of codes (Abandoned Dancehall) and Eccentricity (CLOUD 9) in his guest tracks for Alstroemeria Records. Take a listen, and see if you like his stuff. This will be a pass for me, however. I don't think I'll be bored enough to put myself through the torture of listening to a full Camelia album.
[CROW'SCLAW] - The Spirit of the Destroyers
Genre - Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, KanColle
Site | XFD
Taka's other album! Pretty cool that he's releasing two full albums this comiket. I wasn't a big fan of his last KanColle arrangement album, Shelling And Torpedoing, to be honest. I think it's due to me being less familiar with KanColle themes and due to the metal style in the album. While the preview sounded okay, I think that I will end up liking Angel's Wings much more.
[Yonder Voice] - 雪幻ティルナノーグ
Genre - Electronic, Instrumental, Vocal, Touhou
Site | XFD
This was a pleasant find on soundcloud. It started playing right after the CROW'SCLAW crossfade ended. I think I may have listened to something by Yonder Voice before in the past, but not a full album. The vocalist, YooSanHyakurei, has a very pretty voice that fits well with the arrangements. Track #3, an arrangement of Fate of Sixty Years, and track #4, an arrangement of Japanese Flower, stood out to me in particular. I'm looking forward to hearing the full album!
Yonder Voice has another Touhou arrangement album coming out called フライト・ナイト・フライト, which I may check out at a later time.
[Lost Garden] - STARLIGHT CONDUCTOR
Genre - Electronic, Progressive House, Vocal, Original
Site | XFD
Lost Garden, a new favorite circle of mine ever since their C88 album, Bayside Dreamer. If you haven't listened to anything by Lost Garden, definitely check that album out. Seriously, ALL of their albums have been amazing since C86. In an era of bad EDM (*cough* Camelia *cough*), there are some people who can still make some damn good electronic music. I'm expecting this album to be one of my favorites for C89. Listen to the preview!!!
Their blond haired mascot by さくらねこ is also very cute, so this album preview automatically gets some moe points :P
How do you guys feel about KanColle arrangements? Especially from circles who have traditionally done Touhou arrangements or original compositions. KanColle has been pretty popular lately but I don't think there has been an arrangement album that I can say that I'm really fond of yet.
There's still a ton of C89 previews to go through. I doubt that I'll actually get to listening to them all but I'll do my best to write about the more interesting ones!
Update: Ignore the weird spacing in certain parts of the post. Blame weebly!
Welcome to The Emotional Skyscraper, a blog for touhou/doujin music recommendations, games, visual novels, and other otaku related oddities.
Follow me on facebook/twitter to get updates and new posts!
Looking for album downloads? Check the Blogroll and Links tab for various sources.
Visual Novel: Steins;Gate 0
Games: Atelier Escha & Logy
is a full time otaku & audiophile who enjoys listening to Touhou music, playing doujin games, and reading visual novels. For more information, visit the About page.