I was so lazy with doing this review, but finally it’s here!
Reitaisai doesn’t seem to be as good as C91 (which was godly, most money I spent on any event before), but we’ve got a few gems here and there.
The list is a bit shorter than the one I wrote for C91, but because I was lazying for the whole time I’ve got only 2 days for writing it, sorry about that, I’ll try and make the C92 more detailed
1) 凋叶棕 (Diao ye zong) – 随
Theme of this album is daily life. Main star of the album is Kosuzu(chansu) with 3(!) arrangements of her newly released theme. So far, I like both the theme as well as arrangments more than ones in tsutae, but I’ll be able to properly judge them when the full version is released.
Favorite tracks: かぜのねいろ, 『仲良し村の八人の仲間たち』, 千夜一夜, かぜのゆくえ
2) FELT – Increase Beat
AAAA BEST ALBUM SINCE WORLD TRICK SOMEONE HOLD MEEEEEE!!
…With that outta the way (ww), yeah, a huge surprise. I was almost giving up on FELT after Fluster Escape, which ended up being not as nice as I expected it to be, this just simply cannot let me down. Moreover, we’ve finally got a new original vocal track! And the remix of New World…. *drool*.
Favorite tracks: pulse, New World [Eris’s Full of Stars mix], Stellar Flower, The Ray of Light
3) 豚乙女 – 疑似家族入門
Alright, we had some hype, now some complaining. This is one of the plainest, least interesting albums I’ve ever heard BUTAOTOME produce. Quite contrary to sachlich, released this year on March, or even their C91 release. On the other hand, it’s RTS album (BUTAOTOME often releases pretty boring albums on those events), so let’s pray for something better on C92 (m-maybe next vol. of Shoujo Rengoku?? plssss)
Favorite tracks: つぶれるりゆう, 空色リボン, 春愁
4) 8686m – TAKE TOO, TAKE TWO
And I almost thought we won’t see a new album this event, thankfully, we will! If you don’t know yet, 8686m is slowly becoming one of my favorite circles. If you haven’t listened to them yet, please do, they’re a soft rock circle with a wonderful vocalist named Fujiko, I find them very hard to dislike. I dare even say they’re becoming the new kairo. This is their second album, which features themes only from EoSD. Crossfade doesn’t include 5th and 8th track!
Favorite tracks: 退屈, marshmallow, tangent
Since the 10th anniversary of C/ZYTOKINE is over, the remixed albums are over too. 4Q8Q is a completely new and original album featuring arrangements of some newer tracks (P U R E F U R I E S). It’s not very good, but not bad either. Even the nachi-only albums is quite… okay… t-though it’s still not like I like nachi or anyting, hmph!
Favorite tracks: evanescence, fain meteors, pure insanity
Favorite tracks: NEWBORN CRYING, Night dream in the cage, curtain call
Two new EPs! Love them both ♥
Favorite tracks: 断截インソムニア, The Life and Times of Dino Spumoni(死際サテライトver.)
7) _erhm – ハレ日紡ぎ
A circle of Sakiko, featuring arrangements done by various artist (mainly ones with whom Sakiko already worked before in their respective circles). If you’re wondering why the name of her circle looks like that, I recommend checking her twitter username (ww)
Favorite tracks: Misyaguji magic to you!, memorandum
8) 暁Records – 少女救世論
Woo, finally a nice Akatsuki album! Previous one had like one good song, this one is much better ♥ It’s a full-Stack album as well.
Favorite tracks: 少女救世論, トレジャーチルノ, Supernova
9) 東方事変 – ヤサシイウタ
Best EP ever released by Touhou Jihen~! To be hnest, I love all the tracks, so…
Favorite tracks: ALL
10) 魂音泉 (TAMAONSESN) – She Saw
Album artwork is so perfect! Probably not better than STILLING, still good though!
Favorite tracks: She Saw the Future, Changes, Touch
11) Yonder Voice – 桜風の誓い
YV is going back to their normal style, unfortunately we don’t have any more notable tracks, just the average.
Favorite tracks: 桜風の誓い, No grave
12) Hasenpfeffer – shamrock
New awesome circle! Discovered them through 8686m. The leader of this circle is so nice he said he’ll send me the CD, since it’s a RTS limited release!
Favorite tracks: 川流不息随意小酌, 君は恵みの海を照らす, 厄流し
13) AdamKadmon – アダム
Not as good as Moon from last RTS, still it’s alright. Wani is actually releasing a bundle featuring this CD, new monochrome-coat and a few of his minor albums. If you want to buy it, you can find the bundle on Melonbooks for about 4500 JPY.
Standard Dancehall album, a few remixes of Bad Apple and an ayame only album (mostly hyped for that)