[Comiket 89] Recap and leftover albums

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Originally published 5/6/2016
Months and 7 reviews later, here’s my Comiket 89 recap! I think I’ve listened to more albums this comiket than any other before. That being said though, there weren’t a significant amount of albums that I ended up liking. However, there were a couple of albums that really stood out to me this Comiket.

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[Comiket 87] Preview, anticipations, and hype!

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Originally published 12/25/2014

Merry Christmas everyone!

School is finally over for the semester, and that means another Comiket! But first of all… apologies for the lack of posts recently. Its been my hardest school semester yet, but at the same time the most rewarding. I’ve been keeping up with watching the Grisaia episodes of course, but I haven’t had the time to write about any of them since episode 3. The season is nearly over, so I’ll recap with my impressions of season 1 overall sometime later.

KanColle has grown immensely in popularity over the past year and as a result, many doujin groups have started to make arrangements based on KanColle themes. I haven’t heard that many, but foxfactory’s FlagshipS was fairly promising so I’m looking forward to hearing of KanColle. However, I don’t think I’ll get the same connection with the music just because I’m not familiar with either the original themes or the characters of the game. In that sense, I’ll stick with the Touhou albums for the most part.

Anyways, lets see what exciting new albums there are!

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[Comiket 86] Alstroemeria Records – FLASHLIGHT

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Originally published 8/17/2014
From my preview:

A Comiket wouldn’t be complete without Alstroemeria Records.

As usual, Alstroemeria’s albums can be a hit or miss (usually misses). In FLASHLIGHT, Alstroemeria has its usual cast of vocalists in Nachi Sakaue, Mei Ayakura, mican*, ayame, and guest vocalist Sae Tsukiyama.

In this case, the crossfade sounded decent. Minoshima tends to go towards the heavy and harder EDM style nowadays, which I don’t like as much compared to his older style. But there are a few tracks that I liked from the crossfade, like track #2 with Nachi, #3 with Mai Ayakura, and #7 with guest vocalist Sae Tsukiyama.

There are also two remixes of Alstroemeria’s older works. The first is a remix of Bad Apple, but I still prefer the original arrangement by Minoshima from Lovelight (R4). The second is an remix done by REDALiCE, of End of Daylight. It’s a very fast pace arrangement that’s typical of his style.

I don’t think FLASHLIGHT will be as good as Cloud 9, but we’ll see!

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[Comiket 86] Preview, anticipations, and hype!

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“Dat hip/chest ratio” -mechgamer123

Originally published 8/13/2014
Another summer, another Comiket.

For those new to the doujin scene, Comiket is an event that happens twice a year: once in the summer and once in the winter, right before the year ends. It’s the biggest event where people and groups release and sell their doujin goods throughout the year.

Looking back at the last Comiket, there were some amazing releases but also some disappointments. My favorite album from C85 is Sepia Recollections by CROW’SCLAW and the biggest disappointment would have to be Alstroemeria Records’ DECADE OF EXPOSE.

After going through some crossfades and preview videos, Comiket summer is looking to be pretty good this year in both music and games.

Anyways, let’s take a look at some of Comiket 86’s releases by the usual doujin circles! Thanks to the people over at Doujinstyle for providing links! Check their thread out for the rest of the C86 album sites and crossfades.

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[Reitaisai 11] Preview and anticipations

Originally published 5/11/2014

I’m a little late on the Reitaisai 11 preview post as the event already happened yesterday, but here it is! These are the albums that I am looking forward to listening to when they’re available on Doujinstyle. I’ll have a separate post for impressions / mini reviews of the Reitaisai 11 albums at a later time when I’ve listened to the albums.

Music will be available at Doujinstyle as they’re uploaded.

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