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Touhou-style Fanmade Music Albums Thread: SSaFE and more
« on: March 14, 2020, 02:23:32 AM »
Previous thread here - https://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php?topic=21513.0
Current finished larger albums:

Uncreatable Idea


Link to the first part (Stages 1~3): Youtube, Nico
Link to the second part (Stage 4~6): Youtube, Nico
Link to an extra stage: YoutubeNico
Summary of Stages by gilde (can take down if requested)Stages 1~6 and Extra
Soundcloud account with each individual song, or just a link to getting the album outright.
Translated Theme titles:
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1. Fantasy Research Laboratory                                                                             (Title screen theme)
2. Gensokyo in Silence ~ Silent Incident                                                                (Stage 1 theme)
3. Singing Mandragora ~ Lunatic Song                                                                  (Nasu Kanoko's theme)
4. An Utterly Unprecedented Bizarre Case                                                           (Stage 2 theme)
5. Inscrutible Tea Party ~ Strange Teaparty                                                          (Theophilia Cinnabar's theme)
6. Fantastic Night Flight Behind the Shrine Grounds                                          (Stage 3 theme)
7. Melusina of Subservience ~ Dragonmaid                                                         (Melusina Brittany's theme)
8. Lakebed Shoot-Out                                                                                               (Stage 4 theme)
9. Chemical Trigger happy                                                                                        (Kabino A. Hekiko's theme)
10. The Fantasy Philosophy that the Girl Sang of ~ Fantastic Neoplatonism  (Stage 5 theme)
11. White-Coated Creator God ~ Dream of Dr. Jaldabaoth                                (Phillipa A.T.B. von Hohenheim's theme)
12. The Truth Casts a Shadow on the World of Reality                                       (Final Stage theme)
13. Perfect Human ~ Dream of Humanity                                                             (Hinoide Ai's theme)
14. Eastern Postscript Story ~ An Utterly Unchanging and Stimulating Daily Life        (Extra stage theme)
15. Can the Corpus Delicti be Proven?                                                                   (Theophilia's second theme)
16. Knowing Not Love, Humans Know Grief                                                         (Ending theme)
17. Reverie Pursuit Laboratory                                                                                (Staff Roll theme)
18. Player's Waltz                                                                                                       (Game Over theme)
Music composed by Burnyuho


Brilliant Works

Link to Youtube video: Stages 1~3, Stages 4~6
Link to Soundcloud DL with each individual Song: Stages 1~3, Stages 4~6
Link to Pixivart: Stages 1~3, Stages 4~6
Translated Theme titles:
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1. Candlelight Bridge
 2. Vermilion Sky
 3. White Messenger (Wakaba Yahata's theme)
 4. Wickedest Forest
 5. Blustery Staccato (Kazari Kamakura's theme)
 6. Foggy Twilight
 7. Silhouette in the Dusk (Yu Mikage's theme)
 8. Rest in the Flow of a River Bathed in Light
 9. Magic Hour of Clear Streams (Ukyou Izumi's theme)
10. Shining Silence of a Remote Land
11. Solitary Silent Hunter (Shizuka Udzuki's theme)
12. The Sound of Flowers Echoing in the Night Sky
13. Gleaming Flowers that Fill the Sky ~ Brilliant Bouquet (Shushu Hinoya's theme)
14.  -? (Ending theme)
15.  -? (Staff Roll)
16. -? (Game Over theme)
Music composed by Khirhio

Smells like Beer

Download links for: Smells like Beer vol 1 and Smells like Beer vol 2

Translated Theme titles:
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Volume 1:
1.   The Disappearance of the Hakurei Shrine's Miko       (Title screen)
2.   Foggy Netherworld                                                          (Stage 1)
3.   Lost Corpse                                                                     (Stage 1 Boss)
4.   The Underground Closest to the Ground                   (Stage 2)
5.   Distorted Division                                                         (Stage 2 Boss)
6.   The Underground's Blue Sky                                        (Stage 3)
7.   The Boundary War III                                                    (Stage 3 Boss)
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Volume 2:   
1.   My Grandfather's Clock Was...                                                               (Stage 4)
2.   The Good 'Ole Days Running in Parallel ~ Contemporary Period   (Stage 4 Boss)
3.   Imitation "Perfect and Wrong"                                                             (Stage 5)
4.   The Lèse-Majesté at [DATA EXPUNGED]                                           (Stage 5 Boss)
5.  The Frozen Bluebird                                                                             (Stage 6)
6.  The Romantic Trumpet From That Day                                          (Stage 6 Boss)
Music composed by Useless

The Artificial City

Teasers: First Youtube teaser, OST and Characters Youtube Teaser, All OST teaser on Soundcloud, Nico
Album Purchase/DL: Melonbooks
For now there's only first boss theme fully released for free
Theme titles:

Composed by multiple artists (still researching and translating all artist names)
« Last Edit: July 05, 2020, 09:42:15 AM by Popcioslav »

Re: Touhou-style Fanmade Music Albums Thread: Artificial City news
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 02:46:08 AM »
Since it's the only thing I really worked on in the previous version of this site, I've decided to bring back this thread - maybe this time we'll even reach a second page, who knows?

I will say right now I already have a couple of issues. I couldn't just copypaste things from my previous account because after making this one I keep getting timed out and unable to switch accounts, which I guess is my own fault for even trying new account before seeing if my old ones works with this version of the site, but either way I digress.

I am also not sure how to include smaller albums such as the Useless' WBaWC Stage 4~6 NRT predictions. I will probably later turn this post into one including all the smaller/unfinished projects and the ones that came before I started archivizing this (Such as Elemental Quintet.)

Lastly, yeah, The Artificial City came out... and since it's on Melonbooks, I pretty much can't buy it. Which is a shame since I'd really love to hear the full versions of the songs, especially for the Stage 4 boss (the one to the left in the picture below). If anyone finds a link anywhere that isn't on melonbooks, please let me know. Also I have no idea what's going on with said album, including the story, but there's more technology (!) and Burnyuho made a theme for an extra boss catgirl, so hey, here's that.

Re: Touhou-style Fanmade Music Albums Thread: UI Sequel by Burnyuho!
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2020, 02:46:51 PM »
 :fullpower:



As I've mentioned in the other thread in the earlier MoTK site, Burnyuho - composer whose work I originally covered out of curiosity and hope it becomes more widespread - has been working on a sequel to the first album I've updated about, that being Uncreatable Idea. The sequel, being called 東方菓香国 ~ Sweet Smells and Foolish Evils. generally has much more positive vibe, but I actually approve that. Right now only the trial part of the album (Stages 1-3) has been released.

Youtube link to the full video covering all songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVei65Uml_E
Youtube OST playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz-AFn47pre3feS1DliD_Oq-O0K6OImoW
Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/user-630043118/sets/sweet-smells-and-foolish-evils

Really hoping that once again gilde will be able to translate profiles and such, but if not, I welcome anyone for translations of theme titles and what not, UI story and characters were Imo great.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2020, 03:00:25 PM by Popcioslav »

Re: Touhou-style Fanmade Music Albums Thread: UI Sequel by Burnyuho!
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2020, 12:33:27 AM »
Hi again! I'm back. :D
I also don't have any copy of The Artificial City (yet..... ;w;), so I can't give details on that, but I do have a summary for Sweet Smells and Foolish Evils! The 'full version' is planned for Niconico Dousai in summer 2021... which is a bit of a wait, but oh well. (;; ^^)

The plot is basically that everything in Gensokyo's been turned into sweets. Reimu's broom is a pretzel. The shrine gate is a candy sculpture. The path tiles are tarts, the shrine's made of biscuit bricks, the trees are chocolate with cherry blossom fondant... and don't get anyone started on the smell. After a couple stages of meandering around to investigate, the protagonists find and venture into a giant Nutcracker-esque Kingdom of Sweets.
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Shrine Maiden Who's Not Sweet Towards Youkai - Reimu Hakurei
Magician Who's Not Sweet Towards Herself - Marisa Kirisame

Stage 1 - A Sweet World and a Sour Society ~ Overworked Employee (Sky over Gensokyo, presumed)
"Black shadows wriggling atop a strangely sweet world. Could they be connected to the incident?"

Boss: One of the Top 20% of Hardworking Ants, Nimuni Ookuro. A hard-working youkai ant with the ability to carry home sweets, who mistakes the protagonist for a giant ambulatory dessert. (If one applies the usual pattern of "stage 1 boss is small-scale foreshadowing of the game's overall theme", then 'ants crawling all over sweets' seems kind of ominous...?)

Stage 2 - Lab Animals' Paradise ~ Mouse Park (Forest of Magic, presumed)
"You mustn't let sugary sweets loose in the wild. Humans aren't the only things they'll attract."

Boss: The Bizarre Seven-Brained Mouse, Shiroko Nanazu. A genetically-engineered lab rat who passed into fantasy, and who has seven brains as a homage to The Nutcracker's seven-headed Mouse King. A local hero to outcast mice; she likewise mistakes the protagonist for a giant cake, and seems genuinely surprised to discover that they're human.

Stage 3 - Inedible Sweets ~ Sweetheart of Tin (Kingdom of Sweets - In front of castle gate)
"The towering walls of a candy castle. Just who is it that stands before the gate?"
("So that looks like the wall of a candy castle to you? Very well! Very well indeed!")

Boss: Fake Sweets Built of Tin, Moe Suzuki. Andersen's titular Steadfast Tin Soldier, now a human-hating doll youkai who's been assigned to protect "Her Highness" and friends by guarding the castle's gate. Though she's made of tin through and through, the protagonist seems convinced that she's made of candy; upon noticing this, Moe changes her attitude and lets them pass. The sudden gray-out in the stage title intro also seems to indicate that the castle isn't as saccharine as it looks...
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BGM listing
1. Sweet-Scented Fantasy Nation
2. A Saccharine-Strange Dreamworld
3. Formication Upon Waking from a Dream
4. Chocolate Forest
5. Happy Sweet Water
6. Torte of the Castle Gate
7. Fake Sweets Soldier

Like UI, Burnyuho's described SSaFE as an exercise in making something that's still "Touhou-shaped" while being a big departure from official series fare (possibly even moreso than UI was :V). Each track is likewise conceptualized as a mix of Touhou-style and another distinct genre or instrument; so far it's 'walking pace' -> 'slap bass' -> 'conga' -> '8-bit' -> 'drum march' -> 'big band'. I'm really interested in seeing where the latter half goes.
(Speaking of the latter half... there's actually an entire disclaimer in the video's "manual" saying that story elements in the latter half might be particularly weird/horror-esque to some people?? Though nothing particularly dark ever happens "on-screen", as it were. Kind of sounds like a Hansel & Gretel thing to me.)

Wamby

  • Meaningless Curator
Re: Touhou-style Fanmade Music Albums Thread: UI Sequel by Burnyuho!
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2020, 07:33:36 AM »
Aw yea I've been waiting for this thread. This sorta stuff is excellent and really helps pass the time between official releases.

Re: Touhou-style Fanmade Music Albums Thread: UI Sequel by Burnyuho!
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2020, 11:19:38 AM »
So a quick update. There apparently was a Touhou event as of late? I know that technically if not for COVID-19 we'd have Reitaisai, but it seems like now a lot of artists are just releasing their albums or stuff in general and for free, which is also a surprise. So here are two I've found:

The Garden of Sinners by sisyou02 / 風雲

(I know that the Reimu artwork is by Laruc_Larum)
The nico video
The mp3 files on drive
This one outside of the Reimu artwork doesn't seem to have any characters/artworks and has stages 1-3 for OST (so 7 songs total).

Near Death Experience

A collaboration in style of ZUN's CD by all these people.
Nico Video, Booth where you can get the mp3 files and images

I probably won't cover them in depth, at least for now and I only know about these thanks to Burnyuho's twitter, but if anyone wants some extra Touhou like music, here you have some.

Hi again! I'm back. :D[
I also don't have any copy of The Artificial City (yet..... ;w;), so I can't give details on that, but I do have a summary for Sweet Smells and Foolish Evils! The 'full version' is planned for Niconico Dousai in summer 2021... which is a bit of a wait, but oh well. (;; ^^)
Yo! Long time to no see.
I'll try to add your translations soon.
As for my thoughts regarding SSaFE and what you mentioned

 I do find it kind of funny that for a project with acronym SSaFE, this one might just be giving a false sense of safety.
I had a feeling that Shizuku Moe was based on the Tin Soldier! Heck yeah, mostly because of the singular leg. Also I imagine the reason why Suzuku Nanazu is in the hospital clothes is because of the mentioned operation, but there's just something unsettling about that blood bag with AKR written on it... I don't know if I get this one.

 I do think this album has potential to outdo UI in few ways already. As you've mentioned, the author tries different things or touches different genres each time (random cowboy western insert) and it does make his stuff more memorable, at least to me. While "Can the Corpus Delicti be Proven?" is still my favorite song from Burnyuho, I feel like that might change soon. While it's a shame we'll have to wait another year for the rest of the tracks, I hope it delivers.

Aw yea I've been waiting for this thread. This sorta stuff is excellent and really helps pass the time between official releases.
Thank you, happy to hear and hope you have a good time checking things me and others shared in these threads.

Re: Touhou-style Fanmade Music Albums Thread: UI Sequel by Burnyuho!
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2020, 02:44:56 AM »
There apparently was a Touhou event as of late? I know that technically if not for COVID-19 we'd have Reitaisai, but it seems like now a lot of artists are just releasing their albums or stuff in general and for free, which is also a surprise.
That would be this year's Nico Dousai, yeah! It's a regular JP fandom event where people post any sort of Touhou content they've made to Nicovideo. (Though it's a regular thing, I'm sure Reitaisai's cancellation certainly had an impact on this year's turnout... ;;^^)

Speaking of fan albums, here's some more I've become aware of lately!
Heisei Kaigendou: Hifuu-style albums by Sajiboshi (youtube acct) (+ Kouno - own booth link, youtube)
Musou Kagekkyou: Hifuu-style and misc. albums by Hisui (youtube acct) (+ Kouno, likewise)
Kyouten Chidou: DiPP-style albums by Komainu (youtube acct)

(It feels like there's more and more Hifuu-style albums every time I go looking!! :V)
If there's any particular tracks or albums that someone would like TLs of, feel free to hit me up.

Also I imagine the reason why Suzuku Nanazu is in the hospital clothes is because of the mentioned operation, but there's just something unsettling about that blood bag with AKR written on it... I don't know if I get this one.
"AKR" seems to be the acronym for a specific breed of albino lab mouse. It's more like she was bred for certain genes rather than operated upon, so I figure the clothes and bag are because her genotype also has anemia or the like?