Comiket 91 – Review

C91, a.k.a Pure Furies event. You’ll soon see why. Personally – it’s the best event after C85. No jokes. I feel like Touhou is rising anew.

1) 凋叶棕 (Diao ye zong) – 伝
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This albums theme will be legends – stories, call it how you want. Everything is kept in a Noh play style. RD is following his usual scheme of Gruesome > Normal > Gruesome and so on albums, so this one should be a bit lighter than 夢.
Favorite tracks: ♥四番目物「奈落唱」♥, 「幻想萬歳楽」, 「心綺楼」

2) FELT – Fluster Escape
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Seems FELT’s not going to continue the style from the previous album – whether it’s good or not is debatable, as for me, I just like the way it is usually, but I wouldn’t mind if it stayed as in Parallel Cross. I don’t know how about you, but Tewi was someone I totally did not expect, not that I dislike their choice ofc, but comparing to C89 album, it’s… clearly not as good. I just hope NAGI won’t lose his goodness, kind of like Masayoshi Minoshima did. Time will tell.
Favorite tracks: C.A.G.E, IN THE RAIN,  Different Kind of Love

3) 豚乙女 – ぱらだいすろすと
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This time, we are getting a mix between Lunarians (and those, who despise them) and our usual Hifuu duo. Theme of the album is a loss of ones home (d-dunno why Hecatia is there then) So far, I don’t think it beats ゲツメンタンサ, that might change in a while though.
Favorite tracks: ♥螺旋絶望♥, 七回目の冬, ままならない, 哀しそうで嬉しそうな物語

4) 死際サテライト – DEAD AGAIN
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Come back of Merami! Unfortunately it seems to be the end of EiSeitarou’s usual English lyrics, which saddens me a (lot)bit.
Favorite tracks: 観測ポラリス, 捻転プラネット, 思兼インジェクション

5) ZYTOKINE – 46 ChordeR/SYSTEMA SOLARE
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Same as event before, we get a remix of an old album + all (insert ZYTOKINE vocalist) album. Can’t say I wouldn’t want something totally original, but the way it is now is good as well.
Favorite tracks: ARTIFICIAL NIGHT GLIDER, JUST ON TIME, 火鳥封月
Favorite tracks: daystar in the dark, pathfinders, ♥cold ring♥

6) Yonder Voice – 無名の楽園 〜 Piano Arrange Collection Vol.1
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Not the usual Yonder Voice. This time, their album features piano (re)arrangements! So, even if you didn’t like their previous style before, it might be good to take a second look at them. As for me, no matter what song, I’ll always appreciate a piano rearrangement of it, haha!
Favortie tracks: 白い海, 冬空花火, 千ノ縁 (Piano Arrange Ver.)

7) ぴずやの独房 (Pizuya’s Cell) – 交錯ディストーション
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Somehow, Pizuya makes Hifuu-club themed albums enjoyable, even though it’s a 3rd album in a row (orz). On another hand, this album has quite a different feel from the Kouromu 12 album, and a COMPLETELY different feel from the C90 one. It’s definitely better than the Kouromu one, but I’m not sure whether it beats Maze of Time Paradoxia.
Favorite tracks: 発光ダイオード屈折都市, Winding Road, ハイドの狂気的免罪符

8) 発熱巫女〜ず (Hatsunetsumiko’s) – TWICE
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4 words: EL.J is my goddess.
Hatusnetsu is a perfect example of a summer circle – tracks they mroduce are the best to listen during a sunny, warm weather, while walking in the park, or just the streets of your town. At least that’s the feel I got from this album, and I must note, that I am not the biggest fan of hatsunetsu.
Favorite tracks: 夜間飛行, existence, Twice

9) 暁Records – KILLOVE FIREPROOF!/GIRLS ALBUM -ONE-
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1st album is a Stack only album, nice! Stack is also arranging one track, which is a new thing. Not as good unfortunately as DOWN DOWN DOLL
Second album features a lot of vocalist, such as Nanahira, Meramipop and Chata. The tracks are pretty good, they’re all happy and upbeat (and oh I missed Chata a lot ;w;)
Favorite tracks: KilLove Fireproof!, DANGO ON FIRE, 死んだバラと悪魔のはなし
Favorite tracks: ココロコイシ – Eyes-, 月下の幻, リグレッション メモリー

10) 魂音泉 (TAMAONSESN) – STILLING
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Alright, I’m SO positively surprised! I am even considering buying STILLING. Still, since Tamaonsen has never been my favorite circle, I put it a bit low, but I definitely recommend checking out the crossfades! Also Matsu+ytr combo is just nghhh ♥
Second album is just an off-vocal compilation.
Favorite tracks: テウルギスト, Dreamy Noise, STILL

11) 東方事変 (Touhou Jihen) – 限界パラドックス
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Unfortunatly, we don’t have a full XFD (update: WE DO!). So far, I really enjoy it, so I hope other songs won’t let my expectations down.
There seems to be a special CD released with Chata and shuriken so I’m mostly excited about that!
Favorite tracks: パラノイア, 満潮-manchou-, パラドックス

12) DHS – My Interpretations
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I have never been an avid fan of DHS. That most likely won’t change, but the album is nice.
Favorite tracks: Season, Stargazer, Homesick

13) Register6 – 赤瞳ノ景色
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New Reg6! Unfortunatly, we don’t have  alot of new tracks,most of them are recycled ones :/
Favorite tracks: 冒険の書, Flag

14) Squall of Scream – I’ll be right here
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New Touhou metal circle! They’re affiliated with A.M.A., but the circle is led by Noof. So far they have got some interesting tracks, certainly looking forward to them.
Favorite tracks: Endless Remoat, 踊れファンシー, Plain Emotion

15) EastNewSound – Ironic Relation
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Nothing really special about this album, ENS is also releasing an instrumental ver. of Tragical Garnet, might look forward to that a bit.
Favorite tracks: 視的領域-my territory-, 陰翳観測、密室ノ独

16) Melonbooks Records – 東方PARTYBOX3
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Nothing I am looking that much forward in this disk. TOHOBOX still doesn’t beat Tora compilations.
Favorite tracks: hard 2 live, STAR FOLLOWER, LOVE”death”EAST

17) Frozen Starfall – Expedition
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Usual FS album, still has a bunch of pretty nice tracks.
Favorite tracks: ♥Escape into Petals♥, Regentanz, Golden Wings

18) Alstroemeria Records – SOL ET LUNA/IGNITION DANCEHALL/LOUD SPEAKER
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Re-recording of some Mei tracks + one new song (which is pretty mediocre). I think I enjoy the re-recordings, the songs chosen in the album were one of my favs from Mei, so I’m not complaining. After all, I like old-alstr.
As for the favorite tracks from the rest of the albums, I only like ayame tracks.
Favorite tracks: Ancients, MANIACAL DEGREE, WIND A CLOCK

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