That was quite a long time ago, wasn’t it?

I found this in a “hidden” (although there is a large sun-bleached banner facing the street) shop near XiMenDing in Taiwan, full of Dengeki Magazines, Figmas, Nendoroids, you name it! It is really hard (if not impossible) to see a Touhou doujin music album back here in Singapore, so out of the many CDs on display, I simply bought it (I was in a hurry, and also ran out of money TT.TT)
Well, at least it was the right choice to get it instead of TH08 OST.


Album name: Check it up 妖!
Released: 13 August 2006
# of tracks: 10
Length: 0:48:00
Group/Circle: Angelic Quasar (now known as Rolling Contact)
Original Composer: ZUN
Arrangement/Composer: 天音

::Track listings are as of below::[spoiler]
1st Track ———

起:跋は序 -Prologue of Ancient- (04:30)
original title: 東方妖々夢 ~ Ancient Temple
source: 東方妖々夢 ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom

2nd Track ———

Dancingmasters AYA (05:24)
original title: 風神少女(Short Version)
source: 東方花映塚 ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View

3rd Track ———

Which Witch Would Wicked Witch ? (04:41)
original title: オリエンタルダークフライト
source: 東方花映塚 ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View

4th Track ———

承:永遠の巫女、綺羅めでたかりき (04:55)
original title: 少女綺想曲 ~ Dream Battle
source: 東方永夜抄 ~ Imperishable Night

5th Track ———

七花八裂 ~千の疾 (04:27)
original title: Demystify Feast
source: 東方萃夢想 ~ Immaterial and Missing Power

6th Track ———

even ripper screams…HER (04:29)
original title: U.N.オーエンは彼女なのか?
source: 東方紅魔郷 ~ the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

7th Track ———

転:幻の孤独に周はす哉 (05:38)
original title: 幻視の夜 ~ Ghostly Eyes
source: 東方永夜抄 ~ Imperishable Night

8th Track ———

NF:New Fantasista (04:45)
original title: ネクロファンタジア
source: 東方妖々夢 ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom

9th Track ———

Euphonic “Yo-Mu” Trance (04:34)
original title: 広有射怪鳥事 ~ Till When?
source: 東方妖々夢 ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom

10th Track ———

結:輝はしき永夜に翔くる抄 (04:37)
original title: 竹取飛翔 ~ Lunatic Princess
source: 東方永夜抄 ~ Imperishable Night

[/spoiler]
You may have noticed that tracks 1, 4, 7 and 10 have a prefix in their titles…
Track 8 doesn’t count. 😛
If I’m right, they hint that maybe I should listen to the songs in order…

This alone shows the characters whose theme songs are used in this album.

And it turned out to be good idea.
The track arrangement is balanced between folk and techno, even though the album art doesn’t say anything about it.

Few tracks are Ryukyuan, while most are techno and trance, yet they are deliberately sorted in such a way that the same genre don’t stand next to each other.

Not bad at all. In fact, all 10 of them entered my playlist of favorite songs!
Hence, I’m giving Check it up 妖! a 9/10!

Although I’m against SOPA, I do not encourage downloading the album straight off the internet. Come on, at least support the doujin circles by combing the entire country for the stuff, or do it while you are overseas. d(*⌒▽⌒*)b
Or wait for STGCC, AFA, EOY… etc.
(Since all the shops I went to in SG do not or rarely sell doujin stuff, then there are only two options: Import, DL or wait. ~~>_<~~)

 

“時空の中で 目覚めるならば
私はここで 叶えたい、叶えるわ、私の夢幻のために”
“If I awake from within this dimension,
It can come true here, it will come true, for my fantasies.”
–Strawberry Crisis!!

P.S.: My Katawa Shoujo review is still progressing, keep an eye out for it! (^_~)

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