ツナガルセツナ [Connected Moments] || イノライ

 


ツナガルセツナ
tsunagaru setsuna
Connected Moments

original: 風神少女 [Wind God Girl]
from: 東方風神録 ~ Mountain of Faith

arrangement/lyrics: ACTRock
vocals: cheluce
album: ツナガルセツナ (Tsunagaru Setsuna)
circle: イノライ (Inorai)


I’ve known this circle would come to life since the C94 catalogue was going around and had the hunch it might be a team of ACTRock and cheluce (I was right lol). But I didn’t really know what else to expect! I’ve thought that cheluce’s voice would suit powerful rock-songs well, and my assumption seems to be right ❤
I hope you all enjoy Inorai as much as I do !

Please note that the original lyrics will be added after the album release.


A song about Aya-chan carrying people’s memories on to the next generation with her camera.

-ACTRock


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THE FIRST GALE OF SPRING || 暁Records

THE FIRST GALE OF SPRING

original: ラストリモート [Last Remote]
from: 東方地霊殿 ~ Subterranean Animism

arrangement: Stack Bros.
lyrics/vocals: Stack
album: Money Money
circle: 暁Records


“I’ll go on living even if nobody acknowledges it.
Even if I decided to discard this world… It doesn’t matter.

I ride on the first strong waves of the east wind.”

-Stack


“Gale” is another word for “strong wind”. As you may have noticed, this song is about Sanae and not Koishi. I don’t really know why people got that idea anyways.
Oh and by the way: hyururu is a Japanese onomatopoeia for “woosh”. Fitting for wind, isn’t it?


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Icicle fall Kitchen || 暁Records

Icicle fall Kitchen

original: おてんば恋娘 [Beloved Tomboyish Girl]
from: 東方紅魔郷 ~ the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

arrangement: Stack Bros.
lyrics/vocals: Stack
album: Money Money
circle: 暁Records


Please note that the booklet had only the recipes written in it and not the actual lyrics!

Thanks a lot to the person/people responsible for the Touhou-Kashi wiki for this transcription of the actual lyrics! (I corrected a few parts though)
東方同人CDの歌詞@wikiのやつらへありがとうございます!あの音訳は絶好です!


  1. 9★ restaurant is a reference to usual restaurant stars indicating how good they are rated. (The more stars, the better the kitchen.)
  2. 十八番 (juu-hachi-ban) literally translates to 18th, but it also means “speciality”. Thus the pun:
    juu-kyuu… ja nakute, juu-hachi-ban” (“My 19th… no, my 18th (speciality)”)
  3. The “magic box” is a microwave.
  4. Marisa is a drug dealer.
  5. In the last recipe, it says “happa”. This means leaves but also explosives. Another pun.


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Imitation Soul || 暁Records

イミテーション・ソウル
Imitation Soul

original: 人形裁判 ~人の形弄びし少女 [Doll Judgment ~ The Girl Who Played with People’s Shapes]
from: 東方妖々夢 ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom

arrangement: Stack Bros.
lyrics/vocals: Stack
album: Money Money
circle: 暁Records


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N.Y.U.D.O. || 暁Records

N.Y.U.D.O.

original: 時代親父とハイカラ少女 [The Traditional Old man and the Stylish Girl]
from: 東方星蓮船 ~ Undefined Fantastic Object

arrangement: Stack Bros.
lyrics/vocals: Stack
album: MONEY MONEY
circle: 暁Records


Lyrics written like this were not given in the booklet.

1) “N.Y.U.D.O” is a play of words. It’s short for “Nyorai, Yourself, Universe, Dharma, Om” as seen in the first stanza of the song but it also refers to a person completely devoted to Buddha’s path.
2) “Nyorai” is the Japanese term for Buddha.
3) “Dharmah” is the eternal law of the cosmos.
4) “Mihotoke” is another term for Buddha (Amida Buddha to be specific).
5) “Namusan” is short for namusanbou which can be translated to “Hail to the three treasures of Buddhism” (Buddha, Dharmah and Sangha).


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Night of Nights -Thousand Knives || COOL&CREATE暁Records

ナイト・オブ・ナイツ-Thousand Knives
Night of Nights -Thousand Knives

original: 月時計 ~ ルナ・ダイアル/フラワリングナイト [Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial/Flowering Night]
from: 東方花映塚 ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View/東方紅魔郷 ~ the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

arrangement: Stack Bros.
lyrics/vocals: Stack
album: オールナイト・オブ・ナイツ [All Night of Nights]
circle: 暁Records
publisher: COOL&CREATE


Text written like this has been transcribed by ear.


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ねこでりばりー [Cat Delivery] || 暁Records

ねこでりばりー
neko delibarii
Cat Delivery

original: 死体旅行 ~ Be of good cheer! [Corpse Voyage ~ Be of good cheer!]
from: 東方地霊殿 ~ Subterranean Animism

arrangement: Stack Bros.
lyrics/vocals: Stack
album: C93おまけCD
circle: 暁Records


I’ve been hyped for this song since the C93 announcement, so I’m glad to finally present a translation to you!
Never forget that when you sin hard enough and get sent to hell, O-Rin will eat you ❤


You might notice I’ve written some words in a weird way (like “alnyaight”) because Stack has used the Japanese cat sound “nya” at these parts and I wanted to kind of include them.


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サイアノタイプ (Cyanotype) || 暁Records

サイアノタイプ
Cyanotype

original: 芥川龍之介の河童 ~Candid Friend [Akutagawa Ryuunosuke’s Kappa]
from: 東方風神縁 ~ Mountain of Faith

arrangement: Stack Bros.
lyrics/vocals: Stack
album: Money Money
circle: 暁Records


“Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints.”¹


This is a memory from long, long ago. A small kappa inventor created her first ship. Then, she took her beloved human friend with her on the ship’s maiden voyage. The memories of that day are our last. They are the first blueprint.
-Stack


いつも力付けて皆様、ありがとうございます。これからも英訳を作って日本語を勉強して頑張ります。

I don’t really have a favorite track in „Money Money”, because they’re all too awesome! I was a bit disappointed there’s only one track arranged by ACTRock (I really enjoy his works), but Stack and her brother really know how to create quality music! I’m glad that I own all of Akatsuki’s latest works and will focus on translating all (or at least most) of them. But since I’ve got many exams coming up, translations might be a bit slow. I’m very sorry about that!

Anyways, I’ll work on a review of some Akatsuki albums in the near future to promote a reason why-to-buy their works, so please look forward to it!


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Ontology || 紫陽花涙

Ontology

composition: 金閉開羅巧夢 [Kotohira Takumu]
arrangement: 金閉開羅巧夢/池木紗々 [Kotohira Takumu/Ikeki Sasa]
lyrics/vocals: 紫咲ほたる [Murasaki Hotaru]
album: 彩 [Irodori]
circle: 紫陽花涙 [Ajisai Namida]


„Ontology“ is the part of philosophy dealing with the question what ‘existence’ means.


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