Subterranean Animism is easily my favorite game in terms of music, along with Mountain of Faith. Most recently, xi-on’s UNDER FEST was easily my favorite album of Reitaisai 14. I recently had the opportunity to commission some artwork from @kiiminy, so I thought it would be pretty cool to have her draw the Komeiji Sisters.
They’re just adorable, aren’t they?! I love the usage of Koishi’s eye to form a hear the middle of the two sisters. I also love their glowing chibi eyes! Really outstanding work, and totally exceeded my expectations. I do have 1 more commission from her, which will be coming in sometime in the future.
Also, you may share the image but please credit it to @kiiminy and do not use it for any personal use. If you guys are interested in commissioning some chibis from her, her form is still open! $20 per character.
On a side note, we should be getting some Comiket 92 previews pretty soon. I’m excited for some more Touhou music!
[xi-on] – UNDER FEST
Genre – Orchestral, instrumental
Hi everyone! It’s my first music related post in a while, as explained in my previous post. First up on the review list is an amazing album by xi-on, released a few weeks ago during Reitaisai 14.
Its been a long time since my last post. I hope that you are all doing well. As you guys probably already know, Reitaisai 14 happened recently and there is some great new music to listen to and write about. I’m sorry that I skipped over Comiket 91. I think I will eventually go back and review some albums, but I don’t think I will do an overview post on it. I’d rather move onto the more recent music from Reitaisai 14.
Part of the reason why I’ve been inactive here lately is because I’ve just been watching streams and playing games more often nowadays. I even started streaming some games myself on Twitch. Lately I’ve been streaming NieR Automata and Trails in the Sky the 3rd. I also stream Osu on weekends as well. I don’t have much of a schedule at the moment aside from sometimes weekdays 9pm-11pm EST and random times on weekends. If you guys are interested in watching me play Osu or JRPGs, please watch my stream at Twitch.tv/thegunner100.
Anyways, look forward to some Reitaisai 14 posts in the future! Frozen Starfall, Baguettes Ensemble, and xi-on have all had amazing albums this event. Alstroemeria Records is actually listenable this time around, with a very good compilation of Ayame’s tracks.
Happy Memorial Day to the American readers here and hopefully a decent monday for the rest of the world.
Til next time!
[AVTechNO!] – PULSE
Genre – Electronic, Vocaloid, Original
Site | XFD
Originally published 2/16/2016
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.
[CROW’SCLAW] – Angel’s Wings
Genre – Alternative Metal/Vocal, Original
Site | XFD
It’s about damn time, Taka! He’s finally gracing us with a full vocal album 1.5 years after his last one,Caramel Crunch. This time around, we only have Show Ikeda and Futoumeido on vocals. It’s a shame that there’s no Mei Ayakura or Nachi, but i’m not going to complain since I’m happy with the two other returning vocalists.
The crossfade sounded very good to my ears, and is a great indication that the album will turn out fantastic. Like Sepia Recollections, this is an original alternative metal album with vocals.
Originally published 1/12/2016
As one of my most anticipated albums of C89, does Angel’s Wings live up to my expectations? Read on to find out.