Money Money || 暁Records

Money Money

original: 今宵は飄逸なエゴイスト(Live ver) ~Egoistic Flowers. [An Easygoing Egoist Tonight (Live ver) ~Egoistic Flowers.]
from: 東方憑依華 ~ Antinomy of Common Flowers

arrangement/lyrics/vocals: Stack
album: Money Money
circle: 暁Records [Akatsuki Records]

I didn’t really build up a connection to Joon or Shion so far, but I kind of relate to both. (If it weren’t for my girlfriend I probably wouldn’t have any money saved up, ahaha) I really enjoy Joon’s carefree attitude though and her kind of frantic desire to cover up the hole in her heart with money and goods is #relatable.

Also I’d like to quote Violet here: “MONEY MONEY IS THE BEST TROLL EVER AND I LOVE IT.”

Continue reading “Money Money || 暁Records”

Unbalanced blue || 紫陽花涙

Unbalanced blue

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

The vocalist Murasaki Hotaru composes a “framed picture of illusionary tunes” with melodies and pictures. How fleeting yet lovely, the days supposed to be there.

I tried out a more lyrical approach while translating these lyrics to do their beautiful flow justice.
Upon hearing the XFD of this album by accident, I fell in love with the works of Murasaki Hotaru’s circle “Ajisai Namida” and immediately ordered the special set this CD comes with (you can buy it seperately as well of course). It appears to be fairly unknown as of now, but I hope I can help sharing their splendid music with a brighter audience.

Continue reading “Unbalanced blue || 紫陽花涙”

クロニクルの懺悔 (The Chronicle’s Repentance) || C-CLAYS

kuronikuru no zange
The Chronicle’s Repentance

original: 魔法少女達の百年祭 [The Centennial Festival for Magical Girls]
from: 東方紅魔郷 ~ Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

arrangement: K2
lyrics: W*M
vocals: 小峠 舞 (Kotohge Mai) or Rumico
album: Peimo -プリモ-/東方幻奏響UROBOROS ~fANTASIAsPIRALoVERdRIVE~/伝奏 -デンソウ-
circle: C-CLAYS

This is one of the few songs where I like the cover more than the original.

Continue reading “クロニクルの懺悔 (The Chronicle’s Repentance) || C-CLAYS”

きみのみかた [Your Ally] || きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ



kimi no mikata
Your Ally

music/lyrics: 中田ヤスタカ (Yasutaka Nakata)
vocals: きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ (Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)
album: きみのみかた
artist: きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ (Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)


Some random facts:
-The MV was shot in one go, which means no cuts etc.
-The “Who is Kimi?” during the part of the song about the trending topic is kind of a play of words; “kimi” means “you”. It kind of ridicules the media for overly interpretating everything.
-The grey marked stanzas in this post were not given in the original lyrics in the description of the MV, since they are simply a repetition of the stanzas sung before.

Continue reading “きみのみかた [Your Ally] || きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ”

Driven Raven || 暁Records

Driven Raven
original: 霊知の太陽信仰 〜 Nuclear Fusion [Solar Sect of Mystic Wisdom ~ Nuclear Fusion]
from: 東方地霊殿 ~ Subterranean Animism

arrangement: Stack Bros.
lyrics/vocals: Stack
album: 暁RecordsC93おまけCD (Akatsuki Records C93 Omake CD)
circle: 暁Records

Roar, my final scorching warning! In order to wrap the human world into flames once more… the subterranean sun grows violent!
My black wings, carrying these divine flames – Burn! Driven Raven!

Continue reading “Driven Raven || 暁Records”

Monster Clown || 暁Records

Monster Clown
original: 遥か 38 万キロのヴォヤージュ/星条旗のピエロ [Faraway Voyage of 380,000 Kilometers/Pierrot of the Star-Spangled Banner]
from: 東方紺珠伝 ~ Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom

arrangement: Stack Bros.
lyrics/vocals: Stack
album: HELL YEAH!!
circle: 暁Records

Little Clown, you dance.
Little Clown, you laugh.
The swaying flames flicker.
Although there’s no one else here:

,Hey Tagger, I’m here!
Let’s play together, until you break…’

Continue reading “Monster Clown || 暁Records”