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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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Marks of Sin || Yonder Voice

Marks of Sin

original: 遥か38万キロのボヤージュ/星条旗のピエロ
from: 東方紺珠伝 ~ Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom

arrangement/lyrics: RD-Sounds
vocals: 瑶山百霊 (Yaoshanbailing)
album: MARKS OF SIN
circle: Yonder Voice


Please don’t judge me too hard for my interpretation of the lyrics lol

The written and vocalised lyrics differ at many parts in this song, which creates another layer of understanding. Make sure to read the translation firstly with the sung lyrics and then with the written lyrics. (Both versions are included in this post, but I’ll add a list of the different words here:

1) Clownpiece – Colorless fairy
2) Signature – Mark
3) Place – Hometown
4) Flavor – Ira (one of the seven deadly sins; namely wrath)
5) Clownpiece – Colorless fairy
6) Knowledge – Invida (=Invidia. Another deadly sin; namely envy)
7) Pierrot – Non-colorless (or colorful; I wanted to maintain the lyric’s approach)
8) Pierrot – Non-purity (or impurity; see above)
9) Pierrot – Evil fairy (this word doesn’t actually exist)
10) Figures – Hieroglyphics
11) Thought – Spervia (=Superbia. Another deadly sin; namely pride)

Please note that Ira, Invidia and Superbia are only interpretations! I’m sure RD did some spelling mistakes with these words, but I can’t be sure of course. The title of the song (Marks of Sin) is a strong indicator my interpretation could be right though.


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コンニチハ? [Hello?] || 暁Records

コンニチハ?
konnichiwa?
Hello?

original: 明日ハレの日,ケの昨日 [Today Will Be Sunny, Yesterday Was Not]
from: 東方風神録 ~ Mountain of Faith

arrangement: Stack Bros.
lyrics/vocals: Stack
album: 例大祭15おまけCD
circle: 暁Records


This song is very soothing and easy to listen to. I really like these kind of calm songs that have a country-vibe to them. They always make me think about summer.

Funnily enough, the song for the new Crest album I’ve written called “Morgen geht die Sonne auf” [Sun will rise again] is a German saying with the same message as the song wants to convey.


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御伽噺のカラクリは、[The Mechanisms of Fairy-Tales] || 幽閉サテライト

御伽噺のカラクリは、
otogibanashi no karakuri wa,
The Mechanisms of Fairy-Tales

original: 竹取飛翔~Lunatic Princess [Flight of the Bamboo Cutter ~ Lunatic Princess]
from: 東方永夜抄 ~ Imperishable Night

arrangement/lyrics: 奥山ナマリ (Okuyama Namari)
vocals: senya
guitar: ikuo
album: 御伽噺のカラクリは、 (Otogibanashi no Karakuri wa,)
circle: 幽閉サテライト (Yuuhei Satellite)


I’m sad because I can’t buy this single (yet). I’ll at least buy it digitally once I’m not short on money anymore though (haha)
On another note, senya sings this one in a very calm manner, but gets more emotional during the flow of the song. I enjoy that a lot.
Interpretating the lyrics was a bit difficult at times, but in the end, I’m satisfied with the translation. That is what counts, right?


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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.”


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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.


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

クロニクルの懺悔
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.


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きみのみかた [Your Ally] || きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ

 



きみのみかた

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)

ALBUM DOWNLOAD LINK [https://kyary.lnk.to/kiminomikata]


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.


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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!
-Stack



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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…’
-Stack


Please note that there might be errors in the romaji due to me currently being unable to listen to the full song.

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