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Any favorite song out of ZUN's Music CDs?
« on: October 02, 2023, 03:46:13 PM »
I'm curious to see what people's favorite song is out of ZUN's Music Collection seeing as his CDs are so different from how he usually composes his songs to sound in the official Touhou games. I rarely see any real discussion on ZUN's other music from CDs outside of Touhou other than discussing the stories that each CD contains and would be interested to see if anyone has anything to share on what they think on any specific song from his music collection.

Me personally, I have quite a lot of favorites from his track list of tunes from the CDs but I'll just put my top 3 favorites here:

Ancient Temple in the Netherworld - It's been my favorite recently and for a while since it has such an ethereal feel to it.

Circus Reverie - It has more of a somber yet uplifting tone to the piano and melody at the start and at later parts; I just can't get enough of it because of that.

Greenwich in the Sky - It was my first song introduced to me from his music collection but not my all-time favorite, it's still really good with how it's set up.

I would really appreciate any responses, thanks!!

Re: Any favorite song out of ZUN's Music CDs?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2023, 06:31:14 PM »
I like Girls' Sealing Club the most out of music CD themes. Can't Sleep Because It's Nighttime is probably a close second.

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Re: Any favorite song out of ZUN's Music CDs?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2023, 06:58:28 PM »
Trojan Asteroid Jungle comes to mind, especially the calmer bits.

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Re: Any favorite song out of ZUN's Music CDs?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2023, 02:18:41 AM »

  • DiPP Reincarnation: Rich brass 4-5-6 progression at the climax = yes
  • GFC Girls' Sealing Club: Top 25 ZUN melodies of all time
  • CoSD Innocent Treasures: If I'm not careful when I listen to this I cry
  • R53M Purest Sky and Sea: Same as previous
  • MA Necrofantasia: GOAT version of this track
  • NToJ Green Sanatorium: Sounds like a scrapped title theme, catchy
  • DBoA Old Adam Bar: Perfectly captures the emotion of going to the pub to chat with the locals
  • RCS Illusionary White Traveler: The new ending is YES


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Re: Any favorite song out of ZUN's Music CDs?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2023, 01:37:54 PM »
  • DiPP Reincarnation: Rich brass 4-5-6 progression at the climax = yes
  • GFC Girls' Sealing Club: Top 25 ZUN melodies of all time
  • CoSD Innocent Treasures: If I'm not careful when I listen to this I cry
  • R53M Purest Sky and Sea: Same as previous
  • MA Necrofantasia: GOAT version of this track
  • NToJ Green Sanatorium: Sounds like a scrapped title theme, catchy
  • DBoA Old Adam Bar: Perfectly captures the emotion of going to the pub to chat with the locals
  • RCS Illusionary White Traveler: The new ending is YES

Reincarnation is such a perfect example of that "ZUN aura" feeling, the deep low chord progression with the strings accompanying it at the start really makes it weirdly nostalgic for me each time I listen to it. (It also reminds me of this weird crossover of typical Touhou songwriting paired with this classical music vibe you don't usually hear from ZUN.) And also, although I don't usually listen to R53M all too often, it's such a brilliant album and has probably the most beautiful ZUN tracks I've heard anywhere and the Purest Sky and Sea is a close favorite out of the songs in the album.