黒幕

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今回のアルバムは【東方紺珠伝】フルクラリネット(+サックス)アレンジアルバムです。
前作「アポロ」の続きです。

今回のテーマは「オーケストラ」ですが、いつものように、色々なジャンルの曲を作ってみました。

仕様: 8曲入り ダウンロードCD
頒布日:
2016/05/08 (博麗神社 例大祭(第13回))

バンドキャンプでデジタル配信中


1. 霜から
原曲:
-東方紺珠伝より、 凍り付いた永遠の都
-東方紺珠伝より、 宇宙巫女現る
-東方妖々夢より、 東方妖々夢 ~ Ancient Temple
-東方妖々夢より、 天空の花の都

2. 雪に足跡が
原曲:
東方紺珠伝より、 湖は浄めの月光を映して
The Grimoire of Marisaより、 魔法使いの憂鬱
東方妖々夢より、 人形裁判 ~ 人の形弄びし少女

3. 黒幕
原曲:
東方紺珠伝より、 逆転するホイールオブフォーチュン
-東方封魔録(未使用)、 陽落ちて

東方怪綺談より、 裏切りの少女 ~ Judas Kiss

4. 夜警
原曲:
東方紺珠伝より、 見た事も無い悪夢の世界
-東方妖々夢より、 妖々跋扈
東方星蓮船より、 夜空のユーフォーロマンス

5. タンゴには三人が必要
原曲:
東方紺珠伝より、 パンデモニックプラネット
東方紺珠伝より、 ピュアヒューリーズ ~ 心の在処
-東方妖々夢より、 ネクロファンタジア

6. 終わりのアーキテクト
原曲:
東方紺珠伝より、 故郷の星が映る海
プレイヤーズスコア

7. 怒りの花
原曲:
-東方紺珠伝より、 ピュアヒューリーズ ~ 心の在処
東方風神録より、 神さびた古戦場 ~ Suwa Foughten Field
蓬莱人形より、 二色蓮花蝶 ~ Red and White
東方永夜抄より、 千年幻想郷 ~ History of the Moon

8. 海の川
原曲:
東方紺珠伝より、 故郷の星が映る海
卯酉東海道より、 最も澄みわたる空と海

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原曲/Original Music: ZUN (上海アリス)

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Piano samples courtesy of Imperfect Samples
Violin and Cello samples courtesy of Embertone

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My fourth mashup/clarinet/saxophone album, based on themes from Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom. This time, the arrangements are more orchestral, using a new set of string samples I bought recently.

Release date: May the 8th, 2016 [Reitaisai 13]
Available as a downloadable album (name your price) from Bandcamp.
Check out my other albums!

 


1. From the Frost
Original themes:
-The Frozen Eternal Capital
-The Space Shrine Maiden Appears
-Eastern Mystical Dream ~ Ancient Temple
-The Capital City of Flowers in the Sky

2. Footprints in the Snow
Original themes:
-The Lake Reflects the Cleansed Moonlight
-Magician’s Melancholy
-Doll Judgment ~ The Girl Who Played with People’s Shapes

3. Mastermind
Original themes:
-The Reversed Wheel of Fortune
-Sunfall
-Treacherous Maiden ~ Judas Kiss

4. Night Watch
Original themes:
-A Never-Before-Seen World of Nightmares
-Youkai Domination
-UFO Romance in the Night Sky

5. It Takes Three to Tango
Original themes:
-Pandemonic Planet
-Pure Furies ~ Whereabouts of the Heart
-Necrofantasia

6. Architect of the End
Original themes:
-The Sea Where the Home Planet is Reflected
-Player’s Score

7. Flowers of Wroth
Original themes:
-Pure Furies ~ Whereabouts of the Heart
The Venerable Ancient Battlefield ~ Suwa Foughten Field
Dichromatic Lotus Butterfly ~ Red and White
Gensokyo Millennium ~ History of the Moon

8. A River in the Ocean
Original themes:
-The Sea Where the Home Planet is Reflected
-The Purest Sky and Sea

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Touhou and its characters/music are the property of ZUN/Team Shanghai Alice.

Piano samples courtesy of Imperfect Samples
Violin and Cello samples courtesy of Embertone

It’s Magic

It’s Magic

Vocals: fi-fy
Lyrics: Kuroiwa Satoshi (黒岩サトシ)
Arranged by: Syrufit, Poplica*
Album: Love Buzz!
Circle: Syrufit
Event: Reitaisai 7 [RTS7]
Original Theme: Illusion of a Maid ~ Icemilk Magic [メイド幻想 ~ Icemilk Magic]

Requested by: Mickey Scarletsius

I had an interesting time with this one. It feels like Mugetsu is talking to someone else, or maybe even herself, at some points.

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何も満たされはしない今
求めているものは何?ここで
愚か者の黄金を手に取って
口付け…

nani mo mitasare wa shinai ima
motomete iru mono wa nani? koko de
orokamono no ougon wo te ni totte
kuchi dzuke…

At present, nothing is appeased.
What am I searching for? Here,
I take fool’s gold in my hands
And kiss it…

自分が誰なのかさえも
わからないでいるのなら さあ
そこにある仮面を取り そっと
重ねて

jibun ga dare nano ka sae mo
wakaranai de iru no nara saa
soko ni aru kamen wo tori sotto
kasanete

If I no longer even know
Who I am, then come!
I shall take the mask that lies here
And gently put it on.

ただ 価値の無い 嘘ならば
置き去りに Ah 踊れ

tada kachi no nai uso naraba
okizari ni Ah odore

If it’s just a worthless lie,
Then I will leave you behind. Ah. Dance!

ここが 夢の 舞台 仮初めの
探し 求め 私の 配役を
誰か 邪魔を すれば なりかわって

koko ga yume no butai karisome no
sagashi motome watashi no haiyaku wo
dareka jama wo sureba narikawatte

This place is the stage of dreams. It is temporary.
My role is to search. To pursue.
If anybody gets in my way, then take my place!

幻が
揺れて 透けて 消えて 醒めるなら
消せぬ 嘘が 残って 永遠に
今は 姿 このまま 隠して 見せず
演じ切って

maboroshi ga
yurete sukete kiete sameru nara
kesenu uso ga nokotte eien ni
ima wa sugata kono mama kakushite misezu
enji kitte

The illusion
Wavers, grows transparent, and disappears. If I will wake up,
Then this inerasable lie will remain for eternity.
Now, I hide myself like this. Unseen,
I play my part.

不安があるというならそう
捨てきれない過去だけ そこに
跡を残して消えない 証拠なら
振り切る

fuan ga aru to iu nara sou
sute kirenai kako dake soko ni
ato wo nokoshite kienai shouko nara
furikiru

If you say I have doubts, that’s right.
Pasts that I cannot abandon leave marks.
They won’t disappear. As for proof…
I shake free from it.

まやかしの自由ならば ただ
真実に変えればいい 今
もう一人の自分なら ふっと 消え去り

mayashi no jiyuu naraba tada
shinjitsu ni kaereba ii ima
mou hitori no jibun nara futto kiesari

If your freedom is false…
Then just make it true. Now,
As for the alter ego… they suddenly vanish.

まだ 答えなど わからない
素顔なら Ah 嗤う

mada kotae nado wakaranai
sugao nara Ah warau

I still don’t know the answer.
As for honesty, ah… I sneer.

回れ 回れ 回れ 虚構と
上がれ 上がれ 舞台の 高みへと
全て 全て 全て 演じ切って

maware maware maware kyokou to
agare agare butai no takami e to
subete subete subete enji kitte

Turn, turn, turn, with fiction.
Ascend, ascend, to the heights of the stage.
I act out everything, everything, everything.

実像を
白く 白く 白く 清らかに
黒く 黒く 激しく 鮮明に
強く 強く 冷たく 冷たく そこに
映し出して

jitsuzou wo
shiroku shiroku shiroku kiyoraka ni
kuroku kuroku hageshiku senmei ni
tsuyoku tsuyoku tsumetaku tsumetaku soko ni
utsushidashite

I show that true image
White, white, white, purely,
Black, black, violently, vividly,
Powerfully, powerfully, coldly, coldly, there.
I show it there.

RTS13 Roundup

Another event, another roundup post!

Like usual, some albums are being released by Western Touhou circles: Frozen Starfall (Babbe’s new circle) is continuing with their ‘DANCEFLOOR’ series with PROMISED DANCEFLOOR. Veto and denshuto are also being featured on Shinigiwa Satellite’s WOW!! EP. Also, Shoop has released an album, ‘Where no Miko has Gone Before.’ Check them out if you’d like to support the Western community!

Also, I’m releasing my 4th Touhou arrangement album! It’s called ‘Mastermind,’ and it’s another LoLK album. It features all of the themes that weren’t featured on my last album.

Just stressing that these are all my opinions! If there are any albums I haven’t put here that you’re looking forward to, mention them in the comments! (Oh yeah, any title translations are also unofficial. Just putting that out there.)


ensekihakubutsukancdjacket1. Team Shanghai Alice’s “Dr. Latency’s Freak Report”

I was hoping for ZUN to release another Sealing Club CD. And… he delivers! I’ve been spending too much time since the album was announced imagining what the new themes will sound like, imagining how I’ll arrange them, etc. Yeah, my 5th album is definitely going to be a Dr. Latency album.

Anyway, there have been a few theories regarding the title and what the story will be about. Some people think that Renko is Dr. Latency, observing Merry (hence, ‘Dr. Latency’s Sleepless Eyes’). No matter what happens, the story should be interesting, and the music will be great, too. Also, it makes me happy to see that ZUN is giving ‘Eternal Short-Lived Reign’ the attention it deserves. Thanks, ZUN.


jacket_16002. Ringing Volcano’s “Chitchat at the Teahouse ‘Bakeneko'” [Kissa Bakeneko de Oshaberi wo – 喫茶化猫でおしゃべりを]

XFD || Official Site

Yep. Amazing. Simply amazing. If you are remotely into instrumental arrangements of Touhou themes, you need to visit the circle’s BOOTH page and do everything in your power to buy their music.

This album sounds so good I don’t even want to waste your time talking about it. Just listen to the crossfade. Please.


2. Shinra-Bansho’s “M otherMother

XFD || Official Site

Right on schedule, Shinra-Bansho has returned with another release. (It takes joint second place because I can’t decide whether I like it more than Ringing Volcano’s album…)

If you’ve been following my translations, you’ll know how much of a Shinra-Bansho fan I am, and this album doesn’t disappoint! This one is more like Paraiso, since it doesn’t have a musical. But it does feature Ranko instead (a total of 2 times!). Awesome!

Like always, one vocalist is emphasised. This time, it’s あやぽんず* (ayaponzu). It looks like she’s new to the circle, so she’s been flung into the deep end, singing a total of 4 songs including the title track. She leaves a pretty good impression – she has a bit of a ‘cutesy’ voice, but it doesn’t overpower everything else. That probably didn’t make sense. Lyrics-wise, kaztora and azuki have taken care of 2 songs each, and Seiji (the newcomer from the last album) has taken care of 3 (!) songs. I’m interested to read his lyrics to see how he’s improved over the last year.

Also, the last track is brought to us by ACTRock. I bet you weren’t expecting that.


revoltech3. Touhou Jihen’s “revoltech”

XFD || Official Site

“Why are you putting this album so high when there’s only 3 tracks, and one of them is ‘Addicted!!’ which has already been released?”

Well, according to the Melonbooks page, this is the first in a series of 3 consecutive singles! So rather than waiting for over a year for a new album, NSY is splitting it up into parts. Based on this album, it seems like they’re all going to be based on DDC, though it could end up being different. Anyway, the title track is great, but track 2 is, in my opinion, the best. IZNA really shines – you can tell that NSY knows exactly how to play to her strengths. Also, ‘Addicted!!’ is still one of the only best arrangements of ‘Thunderclouds of Magical Power.’ So overall, the first single leaves me with high hopes for the next 2!


kakages4. Diao ye zong’s “Kakage” [掲 – ‘Declaration’]

XFD || Official Site

The theme this time is spellcards. RD also said that he’s aiming to make an album that everyone can enjoy and get into. Which, honestly, is a massive departure from his last album.

Anyway, as can be expected, the songs sound great. I’m not entirely sold on the themes he chose to arrange, mainly because he’s arranged most of them before and there’s a whole game’s worth of themes that need arranging *cough cough Pure Furies* but that’s his choice, and I’m okay with it when the results sound as good as this. I like the instrumental tracks more than usual this time, and it looks like Evil Sign “Hao Xioaogui” (邪符「ハオシャオグイ」 ) is the Desire Drive/Old Yuanxian mashup I was waiting to hear. It has 3L, too, and unlike last time I feel much warmer towards her voice!


Akatsuki Triangle5. Akatsuki Records x Liz Triangle’s “First Memory/Next Memory”

XFD || Official Site

Yes, you read that right. Akatsuki Records and Liz Triangle have joined up to create a completely unexpected album. Have we seen a collaboration like this before? I don’t think so.

Anyway, the album consists of new and old arrangements, and each track is influenced by both circles in at least one way. It all makes sense if you look at the official site. It’s interesting to hear how the two circles combine, and to be honest it makes ACTRock stand out for me a lot more than he usually does. I never thought I’d hear lily-an sing LOVE EAST (arranged by kaztora), but it actually works. It seems like the song pushes her out of her comfort zone, which is what a collaboration should do. Stack does an awesome job with who killed U.N. Owen, as well. The theatrical nature of the song suits her voice perfectly. I’m a bit disappointed that Stack Bros. doesn’t make an appearance, but that would have made the album too crowded, I suppose…


tphill4_l6. KOKYO Active NEETs’ “Touhou Philharmonic Orchestra 4: IN + IaMP” [東方フィルハーモニー交響楽団4 永+萃]

XFD || Official Site

So, that’s not the full crossfade – instead, it’s their version of Dream Battle. Anyway, if you’ve been following my roundup posts, you’ll know how much I love this series. I’m… slightly disappointed that they didn’t go straight to PoFV, but I’m still happy with how this album sounds. My biggest concern is that… they had 2 albums to arrange Wriggle’s theme/the stage 1 theme and they didn’t! As if! And, for reasons that will probably never become clear, they decided to release a second Kancolle jazz album at this event instead of Explosive Jazz: UFO edition. Isn’t this… a Touhou-only event?!

(Also, is it just me or is their orchestra getting smaller with each release?)


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7. Halozy’s “Lucky 7”

XFD || Official Site

The album is called ‘Lucky 7’ and completely through coincidence, it ended up at 7th place on my list…

I’m here for the Asahi/Emaru track, and boy does it deliver. It’s everything I could have ever hoped for in an arrangement of ‘Wonderful Heaven.’ (I still can’t believe it took me so long to learn about him…)


Godwood8. Pizuya’s Cell’s “The Mallet and Stylus of Magical Power” [魔力の小槌とスタイラス]

XFD || Official Site

Another Godwood piano album. This time, the theme is DDC. Like usual, Godwood gives us some excellent piano playing, and his version of the original themes sounds fresh. He’s kind of like the antithesis to Marasy.

I don’t know if it’s just me, though, but these albums are beginning to sound a bit same-ish. Harmonically speaking, it seems like Godwood has the same patterns that he keeps coming back to. I was originally captivated by his Ten Desires album because it had some extra instruments, too, but he never went back to that style. Part of me wants to hear that style a little more… Anyway, don’t let that turn you off. It still sounds great!


kamisama_Jt9. Akatsuki Records’ “God’s Stories -INNOCENT- -to the beginning 06-” [神様Stories-]

XFD || Official Site

I stopped believing in Akatsuki Records for a while. I came close to ignoring this album, too, because I wasn’t too fond of the first two tracks. But then I heard the third track – wow, I haven’t heard this vocalist before! And then track 6 hit me. The beginning is so haunting, and then the tension just ramps up [plus, I love the original theme]. It turns out it was arranged by the enigmatic Stack Bros…

Speaking of Stack Bros., there’s also an event-limited CD full of arrangements by Stack Bros. Are they… planning on splitting off and forming their own circle? Honestly… I’d be okay with that.

Also, the title track has already been translated over at stargazer, so check it out!


artworks-000158891166-tu02ns-t500x50010. Shibayan Records’ “TOHO BOSSA NOVA 5”

XFD || Official Site

As expected, we have another iteration in the bossa nova series. This time, there are two (!) arrangements of Desire Drive, and Shibayan has only arranged one (!) of the tracks. There’s also only one (!) vocal track – a wonderful arrangement of Futo’s theme. There’s also an arrangement of LoLK’s stage 4 theme + Sagume’s theme, but I’m not too fond of it. With bossa nova, you have to be careful or else it will sound too generic (a problem that I’ve faced a couple of times).

So, even though I’m not as hyped as I was for the previous bossa nova albums, it’s still going to end up pretty good. Shibayan has also released some of his older albums on BOOTH, so go and check them out if you’re interested!


Adam11. AdamKadmon’s “moon”

XFD || Official Site

I don’t know what happened, but this is probably the most I’ve enjoyed an AdamKadmon crossfade. You can tell that Kamiyashiro has improved – I used to feel that his arrangements stuck too close to the original theme, but it looks like he’s found the confidence to step out a bit, which is an encouraging sign. This is also a LoLK album, which is a bonus. It also features a track by Wani (in collaboration with Sepia, which is a first). It has some weird gestalt thing going on – I can’t directly hear ‘Faraway Voyage of 38,000 Kilometres’ in there, but I can still feel it there. I can’t explain it. Anyway, it’s good to hear Wani arranging again. It’s like hearing from an old friend you should keep in touch with but never find time to.


Activity12. GET IN THE RING’s “”Activity” Case:06 -Shining Future-“

XFD || Official Site

This is a compilation of all of the previous ‘Activity Case’ albums, and it also features two new tracks. GET IN THE RING sometimes suffers from the ‘sounds the same’ syndrome, but I’m a big fan of their mashups. And these tracks all manage to be pretty unique, even though their original themes overlap here and there. I wonder if this is the final volume in the series? Since we’re getting a new music CD, it probably isn’t. I’m sure we’ll see it again someday…


Rute13. AbsoЯute Zero’s “Trident World”

XFD || Official Site

You might recall that I was really hyped for Absolute One, this circle’s first album. Well… I didn’t end up enjoying it as much as I thought it would. This album’s kind of the same story – the crossfade sounds really good, but in the end, I know that the full songs probably won’t capture my interest. For me, they’re better listened to in short bursts, because they kind of blend together a bit after a while (like with the Godwood albums). Putting that aside, there are some good tracks in there, and there’s actually an arrangement of LoLK’s ending theme – I never thought I’d see one of them!


Party14. “TOHO PARTY BOX – Hakurei Shrine Ver.” presented by Melonbooks

XFD || Official Site

The sequel to the one released last year. By the way, did anyone notice that there’s no UROBOROS album this time? I’m honestly… a bit disappointed. Anyway, I like the sound of the new Hatsunetsumiko’s and Diao ye zong tracks. There’s also an arrangement of ‘Eternal Spring Dream’ in there. Nice!


Pizulolk15. Pizuya’s Cell’s “The Sweet Joker’s Trump Card” [スウィートジョーカーの偽切札]

XFD || Official Site

I don’t like the way Pizuya masters his tracks, which turns me off a lot of his albums. Considering that I really love Futoumeido’s lyrics, it’s a shame. With that in mind, the track that I love the most is track 5 (the arrangement of Sagume’s theme). I love it because it’s subdued. It doesn’t assault your ears with violins and harsh pianos. I wouldn’t be surprised if Pizuya didn’t arrange it…

Also, I want to take a moment to mourn the passing of the -classic legend- series. I knew something was up when the last one began with “I forgot what I was going to write here, so I’ll just put random stuff in. Sorry.” It was a niche series, but I loved it all the same. Now who will I go to for my amusing takes on music history?


kyou_ga_saigo16. Butaotome’s “The Long Goodbye” [今日が最後の一日]

XFD || Official Site

“These songs are for the humans who continue to live here.”

The title properly translates to ‘Today is Our Last Day,’ but since ‘The Long Goodbye’ is written on the jacket, I assume that’s what they want it to be called.

I don’t really like this album based on what I’ve heard so far. Butaotome have arranged most of these songs and (in my opinion) they did a better job the first time around. My main problem with it is the arrangements themselves – there’s too much original material for my tastes, which was the issue I had with Animal Path (my least favourite Butaotome album). If you said tracks 3 and 4 (and probably 6 and 7 as well) were original tracks, I’d believe you. So, in that sense, I don’t think the album is bad. I just think that Butaotome could have done a better job arranging the original themes. So I’m kind of judging it on a different level.

That sounds really harsh, but there are are still positives. Ranko sounds great like usual, and I’m honestly sure that the full album will sound awesome, like we’ve come to expect from Butaotome. I just can’t get into it this time. I feel like there’s something wrong with me! *hides in a corner*


FELT17. FELT’s “Rebirth Story III”

Official Site

So I was kind of impressed by FELT’s last album, having never been a fan of them before. It looks like this album is another ‘best of’ collection. I suppose this gives me the perfect chance to go back and revisit some of the songs I missed during my long absence from the world of FELT. I don’t know how many of the songs have been made specifically for the album. I assume the first is new, since Kokoro’s on the front cover… But they’re all new to me since I hardly ever listen to FELT >_>


And, to finish it off, I need to say that Shinigiwa Satellite is releasing CLOWN EP. It is a thing. It has Clownpiece on the cover.

荒れ果てた地上の唄 || The Song of the Ruined World

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arehateta chijou no uta
The Song of the Ruined World

Vocals: senya
Lyrics: Kamasetora (かませ虎)
Arranged by: HiZuMi
Album: The Song of the Ruined World (荒れ果てた地上の唄) 【Official Site】
Circle: Yuuhei Satellite (幽閉サテライト)
Event: Touhou Meikaisai 10 (東方名華祭10)
Original Theme: Solar Sect of Mystic Wisdom ~ Nuclear Fusion [霊知の太陽信仰 ~ Nuclear Fusion]

Requested by: petaliteyuu
Subtitled video courtesy of Kantouhourai:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EQB8q5ZR6c

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絶えず続くと思ってた
慢心と紙一重のちゃちなプライド
知らぬうちに荒れ果てた地上を眺め
大切な君が去った時 やっと嘆いた

taezu tsudzuku to omotteta
manshin to kamihitoe no chachi na puraido
shiranu uchi ni arehateta chijou wo nagame
taisetsu na kimi ga satta toki yatto nageita

I thought they would continue, always –
Both my true pride and my paper-thin, cheap pride.
I gazed at the world, which fell to ruin whilst I was unaware.
I finally grieved when you, who are so precious to me, went away.

何様だったのだろう?
夢のような時間の
君の特別な優しさを
『当たり前』とふざけた私よ

nanisama datta no darou?
yume no you na jikan no
kimi no tokubetsu na yasashisa wo
“atarimae” to fuzaketa watashi yo

I wonder, who was it?
It was me. I joked around,
Calling your kindness ‘ordinary.’
You, during those dream-like times.

過去の悔いに
溺れてゆく
それを許す
弱った心

kako no kui ni
oborete yuku
sore wo yurusu
yowatta kokoro

I began to drown
In my regret of the past.
My weak heart
Allowed it.

振り出しに戻るばかりか
マイナスからのスタート
分かってはいた
様々な熱意と愛情で混ざった
奇跡の集合体にずっと触れていたんだ

furidashi ni modoru bakari ka
mainasu kara no sutaato
wakatte wa ita
samazama na netsui to aijou de mazatta
kiseki no shuugoutai ni zutto furete ita nda

I wanted to return to the start,
To start all over again. [1]
But I knew.
I had always been touched by a miraculous assembly,
In which various passions and love were mixed together.

一人でも築けると
動けど虚しいだけ
核融合のような日々は
終わってしまったのだ 悟った

hitori demo kizukeru to
ugokedo munashii dake
kakuyuugou no you na hibi wa
owatte shimatta no da satotta

If I think that I can build it alone,
Then my efforts will just be in vain.
I sensed that those days, which resembled nuclear fusion
Had come to an end.

痛み 否定
確かにあった
でもそれが
未来を開いた

itami hitei
tashika ni atta
demo sore ga
mirai wo hiraita

Pain. Denial.
Those things were surely there.
But they opened up
The future.

迷う時は
確かめ合った
そうかこれが
生きるということ

mayou toki wa
tashikame atta
sou ka kore ga
ikiru to iu koto

When we’re lost,
We make sure of each other.
Is that so? Is this
What they call ‘living’?

そしていつしか
歩き出した
もう二度と失わぬように

soshite itsu shika
aruki dashita
mou nido to ushinawanu you ni

And eventually,
I began to walk
So I would not lose you again.

同じ日々は 戻らないさ
だけどこれからは間違えない

onaji hibi wa modoranai sa
dakedo kore kara wa machigaenai

The same days will not return,
But still, I won’t make mistakes from now on.

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[1] The original lyrics use the word ‘minus’ [マイナス], though it has a different implied meaning. The literal meaning of this line is ‘To start over from minus.’

collars

memorycollars

Vocals: Renka (憐歌)
Lyrics: Renka (憐歌)
Arranged by: TOKINE (時音)
Album: Memory
Circle: MAIKAZE (舞風)
Event: C86

Requested by: xxmimixx2

 

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ひとりの夜 負ける気がして
ふいに 逃げ出したくなるの
イヤな事を避けても 変わる事ない
collar外す勇気 今、欲しくて

hitori no yoru makeru ki ga shite
fui ni nigedashitaku naru no
iya na koto wo saketemo kawaru koto nai
collar hazusu yuuki ima, hoshikute

For a single night, I felt like losing.
I suddenly wanted to run away.
Though I avoid things I don’t like, nothing will change.
Now, I want the courage to remove my collar.

覚めない夢 ずっと願っていい?
見えない不安 消してほしいのなら 変わるのは…今!

samenai yume zutto negatte ii?
mienai fuan keshite hoshii no nara kawaru no wa… ima!

Is it okay for me to wish forever for a dream I cannot wake up from?
If I want to erase the anxiety I cannot see, then I must change… now!

モノクロの涙に流れてる世界を
手放したその時 忘れかけた想いでに会えた
無限大のcolorに輝く明日の
わたしを見つけてLink 素晴らしい毎日になるから

monokuro no namida ni nagateru sekai wo
tehanashita sono toki wasurekaketa omoide ni aeta
mugentai no color ni kagayaku ashita no
watashi wo mitsukete Link subarashii mainichi ni naru kara

When I let go of the world, flowing through my monochrome tears,
I could meet you in the memories I had begun to forget.
I will find myself from tomorrow, shining the colour of infinity,
And I will link with them, because every day will become wonderful.

見えた予感 信じて突き進むだけ
首にかけたcollar 今、外して

mieta yokan shinjite tsuki susumu dake
kubi ni kaketa collar ima, hazushite

Believing in the premonition I had, I just kept pushing on.
Now, I take off the collar around my neck.

覚めない夢 ずっと願うだけの
自分とサヨナラするの 負けてもいい 変わるのよ…さあ!

samenai yume zutto negau dake no
jibun to sayonara suru no maketemo ii kawaru no yo… saa!

I bid farewell to my past self, who just wished forever
For a dream they could not awaken from. Even if I lose, it’s fine. I will change!

モノクロの涙が流れてる世界は
優しさと強さを 忘れかけた星空に見えた
無機質の世界から飛び出すその時
あなたを見つけてLink 素晴らしい友達になるから

monokuro no namida ga nagareteru sekai wa
yasashisa to tsuyosa wo wasurekaketa hoshizora ni mieta
mukishitsu no sekai kara tobidasu sono toki
anata wo mitsukete Link subarashii tomodachi ni naru kara

I could see the world in which my monochrome tears flowed
In the starry sky, which had started to forget about kindness and strength.
When I fly from this inhuman world, I will find you
And I will link with you, because we will become wonderful friends.

光の中で生きている 窮屈なcollarで抑えつけないで
本来の姿を 取り戻すことが出来るなら 作れるわ 新しいcollar

hikari no naka de ikite iru kyuukutsu na collar de osaetsukenaide
hontou no sugata wo torimodosu koto ga dekiru nara tsureru wa atarashii collar

I am living in the light. Don’t hold me down with a tight collar.
If I can regain my original form, then I can make a new collar!

月のうた || Song of the Moon

rncd-0014-01月のうた
tsuki no uta
Song of the Moon

Vocals: Yuki Fujimiya  (藤宮ゆき)
Lyrics: Yoshiha (芳葉)
Arranged by: Xano Yuuki (クサノユウキ) and Yoshiha (芳葉)
Album: Touhou Cosmic Girl 【Official Site】
Circle: R-note (あ~るの~と)
Event: C89
Original Theme: Faraway 380,000-Kilometer Voyage [遥か38万キロのボヤージュ]

Requested by: Yonjirun Nipananodesu
Subtitled video courtesy of Touhou Kanjiru:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTd7eEuFq0c&w=640&h=390

One of the few arrangements of LoLK’s stage 5 theme. I’m anxiously awaiting more…

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月が光を注いで 私は影を伸ばしている
君に伝えたい声を純白さで丸く描いてた
遠く感じるから 指で掴んだ輪郭

tsuki ga hikari wo sosoide watashi wa kage wo nobashite iru
kimi ni tsutaetai koe wo shirosa de maruku egaiteta
tooku kanjiru kara yubi de tsukanda rinkaku

The moon pours down light, and my shadow lengthens.
I imagined the words I would calmly, purely say to you,
Because I could feel you far away. I grasped your silhouette.

※月のうた 空に響かせ
うさぎたちが飛び跳ねてる
幸せなその妄想よ 遥か彼方君の元へ届け

tsuki no uta sora ni hibikase
usagi-tachi ga tobihaneteru
shiawase na sono imeeji yo haruka kanata kimi no moto e todoke

The song of the moon echoes through the sky.
The rabbits hop up and down.
It’s a happy delusion. I want it to reach you, in the distance.

君が傷つく分だけ笑って欲しくて笑った
月の青さに例えて「未熟」と君も笑うから
掲げた灯りはもっと気付いてほしい信号
道化師が滑って転ぶ それを観て人がほころぶ
演出と分かっていても そうやって君を癒せるのなら
ほら月が浮かんでるのは (空に浮かんでるのは)
暗闇と共に (暗闇の中で)
君の陽受けてるから (恋しき日々の光を)
今日も私はここにいるよ

kimi ga kizutsuku bun dake waratte hoshikute waratta
tsuki no aosa ni tatoete “mijuku” to kimi mo warau kara
kakageta akari wa motto kidzuite hoshii shingou
doukeshi ga subette korobu sore wo mite hito ga hokorobu
haribote to wakatte itemo sou yatte kimi wo iyaseru no nara
hora tsuki ga ukanderu no wa (sora ni ukanderu no wa)
kurayami to tomo ni (kurayami no naka de)
kimi no hikari uketeru kara (koishiki hibi no hikari wo)
kyou mo watashi wa koko ni iru yo

I laughed, wanting you to laugh so much it hurts.
I compared you to the blueness of the moon and called you “immature” because you laughed too.
The light I raised is a signal – I want you to be more aware of it.
The clown slips and falls. When people see it, they smile broadly.
I know it’s all just an act, but if doing so can heal you…
Look – the moon floats (Floating in the sky)
Together with the darkness. (In the darkness)
Because I receive your sunshine, (The beloved light of the sun)
I am here today as well.

月のうた 夢に響かせ
私たちも飛び跳ねてる
幸せなその妄想よ 遥か彼方君の元へ届け

tsuki no uta yume ni hibikase
watashi-tachi mo tobihaneteru
shiawase na sono imeeji yo haruka kanata kimi no moto e todoke

I make the song of the moon resound through dreams.
We are hopping up and down, too.
It’s a happy delusion. I want it to reach you, in the distance.

Countdown to the Blue

fc98a51d7b8b4f16ae4ed955dc686372Countdown to the Blue

Vocals: Ringo Aoba (青葉りんご)
Lyrics: Taishi
Composed by: Taishi
Album: TRanswing -The Inner Gaze- 【Official Site】
Circle: TRakker
Event: C79

Requested by: Idan

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沈まれ ざわめく 胸の音 目を暝る ココロ開け
無限の一秒 踏み鳴らせ 誰がために 飛ぼう
Get Ready Go

shizumare zawameku mune no oto me wo tsumuru kokoro hirake
mugen no ichibyou fuminarase dare ga tame ni tobou
Get Ready Go

The sounds of my heart sink and stir. My eyes darken, and I open my heart.
I stamp my feet in that infinite second. I fly for someone’s sake.
Get ready… go!

どこかで感じてる?つないだ指先を
カウントダウン hurry up!
お待ちかね?すぐ行くよ って

dokoka de kanjiteru? tsunaida yubisaki wo
kauntodaun hurry up!
omachi ka ne? sugu iku yo tte

Do you feel our linked fingertips somewhere?
Countdown. Hurry up!
“You’ve been waiting, right? We’ll head off right away!” You said.

宇宙へも砂漠へも 飛べれば迷わない
訳あり 恋の予感 まとめれば 君のため って

uchuu e mo sabaku e mo tobereba mayowanai
wake ari koi no yokan matomereba kimi no tame tte

If I fly to space, or to the desert, I won’t go astray.
I have a reason, and I feel a premonition of love. All in all, I’m doing it for you!

とことん頭使えども 広がる青に路なし
立ち向かえ もっと ギリギリと高速の FIGHT

tokoton atama tsukaedomo hirogaru ao ni michi nashi
tachimukae motto giri giri to kousoku no FIGHT

Though I use my head, there’s no path in this expanse of blue.
I go against it! Even more! I fight at high speed, at the last minute!

飛びたて まだ見ぬ領域へ
研ぎ澄ませ はしれ in my head
未来へ 明日へ
守りたい 強くなる 飛べる もっと!もっと!

tobitate mada minu ryouiki e
togisumase hashire in my head
mirai e ashita e
mamoritai tsuyoku naru toberu motto! motto!

I leap off towards an area I haven’t seen yet.
I sharpen my weapon and run in my head.
Towards the future, towards tomorrow.
I want to protect it. I will grow stronger. I’ll fly! More! More!

飛び交う難関に 愛して乱れ撃ち (show time!)
貴方の笑顔 それは
当然 胸にいますって shooting!

tobikau nankan ni aishite midareuchi (show time!)
anata no egao sore wa
touzen koko ni imasu tte shooting!

I fly about with difficulty. I love you and pound randomly. (Show time!)
Saying that, of course,
Your love is here in my heart, I shoot!

涙で見えぬ決意など 聳える青に意味ない
本音出せ もっと バリバリと全開のAI

namida de mienu ketsui nado sobieru ao ni imi nai
honne dase motto bari bari to zenkai no AI

I couldn’t see my resolution through my tears. There’s no meaning to this towering blue.
Show me your true feelings! More! Love tears into full throttle.

綺麗な夕陽に サヨナラを 言うぐらい
罪な say good luck
望みは届ける場所に在る 翼 甦れ!my dear heart

kirei na yuuhi ni sayonara wo iu gurai
tsumi na say good luck
nozomi wa todokeru basho ni aru tsubasa yomigare! my dear heart

In the light of the beautiful setting sun, I say goodbye.
It’s a crime. I say good luck.
In the place where my wishes are delivered, my wings come back to life! My dear heart.

生命をもやせ 声に出せ ココロを背負い 在るモノ
はばたける もっと エンジンは君からの愛

inochi wo moyase koe ni dase kokoro wo seoi aru mono
habatakeru motto enjin wa kimi kara no ai

I burn my life. I speak. My heart bears something.
I flap my wings. Even more! My engine is the love I receive from you.

沈まれ ざわめく 胸の音 目を暝る ココロ開け
無限の一秒 踏み鳴らせ 誰がために 飛ぼう
Get Ready Go

shizumare zawameku mune no oto me wo tsumuru kokoro hirake
mugen no ichibyou fuminarase dare ga tame ni tobou
Get Ready Go

The sounds of my heart sink and stir. My eyes darken, and I open my heart.
I stamp my feet in that infinite second. I fly for someone’s sake.
Get ready… go!

飛びたて まだ見ぬ領域へ
研ぎ澄ませ はしれ in my head
未来へ 明日へ
守りたい 強くなる 飛べる もっと!もっと!

tobitate mada minu ryouiki e
togisumase hashire in my head
mirai e ashita e
mamoritai tsuyoku naru toberu motto! motto!

I leap off towards an area I haven’t seen yet.
I sharpen my weapon and run in my head.
Towards the future, towards tomorrow.
I want to protect it. I will grow stronger. I’ll fly! More! More!

Flower Ring

aecd-026Flower Ring

Vocals: Aramaki Youko (荒牧陽子)
Lyrics: Shihori
Arranged by: REDALiCE
Album: THIRD ENSEMBLE: ROUGE
Circle: ALiCE’S EMOTiON
Event: C79
Original Theme: Flowering Night [フラワリングナイト]

Requested by: sturnusromanticus

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月影に舞う細い指
ずっと護っていられるのなら…

tsukikage ni mau hosoi yubi
zutto mamotte irareru no nara…

Thin fingers dance in the moonlight.
If I can protect you, always…

刹那、時間を止めて
瞼に刻むの
ああ…夢は無情

setsuna, toki wo tomete
mabuta ni kizamu no
aa… yume wa mujou

For an instant, I stop time
And carve it into my eyelids.
Aah… Dreams are cruel.

この命が散る最期の日まで
あなたの為に咲く花になろう
I will follow you 誓うたかが一瞬
叶う宛て無き願いでも

kono inochi ga chiru saigo no hi made
anata no tame ni saku hana ni narou
I will follow you chikau taka ga isshun
kanau atenaki negai demo

Until my last day, when my life scatters away,
I shall become a flower that blooms for you.
I will follow you. It takes but a moment to make that vow,
Even if my wish has no hope of being granted.

永遠にこの瞳を 閉じたその先もずっと
あなたが笑顔でいられるように

eien ni kono hitomi wo tojita sono saki mo zutto
anata ga egao de irareru you ni

I closed my eyes for eternity, and even after that
I pray that you will be able to live with a smile.

肩に感じるぬくもりの
小さな鼓動… 愛しさ痛む

kata ni kanjiru nukumori no
chiisana kodou… itoshisa itamu

The small beats of the warmth
I feel at my shoulder… Their beauty hurts.

零れた時間束ね
花飾りにしよう
ああ…胸に秘めて

koboreta tokitaba ne
hana kazari ni shiyou
aa… mune ni himete

I bundle up the time that spilled.
I shall turn it into a bouquet.
Aah… I hide it in my chest.

あなたが闇に迷わないように
華麗に閃く火華になろう
I am like a flower けどされど一瞬
この運命(さだめ)を生き抜きましょう

anata ga yami ni mayowanai you ni
karei ni hirameku hibana ni narou
I am like a flower kedo saredo isshun
kono sadame wo ikinukimashou

So you won’t lose your way in the darkness,
I shall become a firework, flashing splendidly.
I am like a flower. But just for a moment
I shall try to live through this fate…

想い枯れ果て朽ちても
あなたの心の中
甘い果実を結びますように

omoi karehate kuchitemo
anata no kokoro no naka
amai kajitsu wo musubimasu you ni

Even if my feelings wither completely,
I pray they will bear sweet fruit
Inside your heart…

この命が散る最期の日まで
あなたの為に咲く花になろう
I will follow you 誓うたかが一瞬
叶う宛て無き願いでも

kono inochi ga chiru saigo no hi made
anata no tame ni saku hana ni narou
I will follow you chikautaka ga isshun
kanau atenaki negai demo

Until my last day, when my life scatters away,
I shall become a flower that blooms for you.
I will follow you. It takes but a moment to make that vow,
Even if my wish has no hope of being granted.

あなたが闇に迷わないように
華麗に閃く火華になろう
I am like a flower けどされど一瞬
この運命(さだめ)を生き抜きましょう

anata ga yami ni mayowanai you ni
karei ni hirameku hibana ni narou
I am like a flower kedo saredo isshun
kono sadame wo ikinukimashou

So you won’t lose your way in the darkness,
I shall become a firework, flashing splendidly.
I am like a flower. But just for a moment
I shall try to live through this fate…

永遠にこの瞳を 閉じたその先もずっと
あなたが笑顔でいられるように

eien ni kono hitomi wo tojita sono saki mo zutto
anata ga egao de irareru you ni

I closed my eyes for eternity, and even after that
I pray that you will be able to live with a smile.

行方不明の。 || Missing.

Maiden Purgatory行方不明の。
yukue fumei no.
Missing.

Vocals: Ranko
Lyrics: Ranko
Arranged by: Comp
Album: Maiden Purgatory (少女煉獄)
Circle: Butaotome (豚乙女) 【Official Site】
Event: C84
Original Theme: Eternal Shrine Maiden [永遠の巫女]

Requested by: ze

I feel like I’m missing something in the main chorus. I now appreciate the ambiguity of the verb かかる (‘kakaru’).

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むかし、その、遠い日の、
きおく、よる、あふれだす

mukashi, sono, tooi hi no,
kioku, yoru, afuredasu

My memories of that day, long past,
Overflowed during the night.

わたし、まだ、ちがうひと
わたし、まだ、わたしじゃない

watashi, mada, chigau hito
watashi, mada, watashi ja nai

I’m still someone else.
I’m still not myself.

こわいこわい、ゆめにさせて
「こわがらなくていいよ」なんて
ああ

kowai kowai, yume ni sasete
“kowagaranakute ii yo” nante
aa

I’m scared, I’m scared. Let me dream.
“There’s no need to be afraid.” Hah.
Aah…

一つ目も二つ目も三つ目も
何にも無いでしょう
あなたにかかればそう全部わたし
行方不明の。

hitotsu me mo futatsu me mo mittsume mo
nanni mo nai deshou
anata ni kakareba sou zenbu watashi
yukuefumei no.

The first, the second, and the third
Are nothing at all.
Yes. In relation to you, they’re all me.
I’m missing.

ふれる、ふと、げんかくに
めまい、やめ、とまどうの

fureru, futo, genkaku ni
memai, yame, tomadou no

Suddenly, I shake severely.
My dizziness ceases. I’m bewildered.

やさしさがみせるしんきろう
やさしくなんてないこころのそこ

yasashisa ga miseru shinkirou
yasashiku nante nai kokoro no soko

Kindness shows me a mirage
At the bottom of my heart, which isn’t nice at all.

帰りたい帰りたい還りたくない
あなたの手の中
わたしがわたしじゃなくてもいいから
見つからないの。

kaeritai kaeritai kaeritakunai
anata no te no naka
watashi ga watashi ja nakute mo ii kara
mitsukaranai no.

I want to return. I want to return. But I don’t want to return
To your arms.
I’m okay even I’m not myself anymore.
I won’t be found.

一つ目も二つ目も三つ目も
何にも無いでしょう
あなたにかかればそう全部わたし
帰りたい帰りたい還りたくない
あなたの手の中
わたしがわたしじゃなくてもいいから
どこにもいない。

hitotsu me mo futatsu me mo mittsume mo
nanni mo nai deshou
anata ni kakareba sou zenbu watashi
kaeritai kaeritai kaeritakunai
anata no te no naka
watashi ga watashi ja nakute mo ii kara
doko ni mo inai.

The first, the second, and the third
Are all nothing at all.
Yes. In relation to you, they’re all me.
I want to return. I want to return. But I don’t want to return
To your arms.
I’m okay even I’m not myself anymore.
I’m nowhere to be seen.