Vote for a Touhou song!

Ack…at the moment I’m preoccupied with important stuff, so forgive me that I can’t finish the next crossover right now…instead, I let you do something. Sounds fair? To me it does~

So, let’s try this again, for real this time! Let’s have a poll, you can choose up to three themes, the one with the most votes by the end of September wins and will be made! There’s one more or less memorable song from every main series Touhou game. You might want to listen to the themes first as I doubt you know all of them, for this purpose I’ve added YouTube videos for all the songs. The actual poll can be found below. Happy voting!

Here are the contestants:

The one song which started it all. It even sounds nostalgic.

This tune is an insider tip, you should give it a shot if you don’t know it yet. Especially the part around 0:48.

Yumemi’s tune might sound a bit repetitive at first, but I’m certain it would make for a great techno/trance/house mix. Think about the possibilities!

That is easily the most popular tune of the PC-98 era and has been remixed to death already. Well, it’s a really catchy tune, so I’m not surprised.

I personally love this tune, it’s so upbeat. For me, it’s even catchier than Bad Apple.

The Extra Stage theme is something from that game I haven’t tackled yet. This might be the most interesting stage theme of Embodiment of the Scarlet Devil. My favorite is still Rumia’s Stage theme though.

The first stage theme of Perfect Cherry Blossom let’s you dream of a snowy winter wonderland.

An upbeat battle theme with a bug. The first battle theme of Imperishable Night has quite some potential I would think.

Pretty much the theme of Gensokyo’s reaper. Not as grim though, neither in sound nor appearance. But the tune is quite epic, especially around 0:41.

Certainly one of the most epic Touhou themes. You’re challenging a god after all, that certainly isn’t every day’s business, not even in Gensokyo.

The stage 5 boss is what drives people more crazy in that game than the actual final boss. To honor that fact, her theme is among the contestants.

The stage 5 boss with the tiger-pattern and the curvy lasers has one of the most interesting tunes of Undefined Fantastic Object in my opinion, only bested by Heian Alien.

Yuyuko’s theme in Ten Desires is so damn catchy, after quite some thinking I chose her tune to be worthy of representing that game. It’s a bit short, but a remix has the option of overcoming that fact. Could naturally feature a bit of Border of Life as well.

The most recent and the most ominous of the contestants, a theme with certainly great potential.

Finally, here’s the poll, choose wisely:

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Next week we’ll have another OST Focus featuring Shadow Dial. I can’t say how much time this “important thing” will still take of me, but I might not be able to finish the next song anytime soon.

OST Focus – Nonexistence Battle 2

Today on OST focus we have a look at Nonexistence Battle 2, another tune from Super Mario: Vanishing Existence, the animated series created by VanishingSVST. Much like a regular Final Fantasy boss theme, the main battle theme versus Nonexistence has the number 2.

The song’s first appearance was in the second episode of Super Mario: Vanishing Existence, and what an episode it was! It featured the great battle of Gensokyo vs Nonexistence, who had regained a good amount of his power, but was still vulnerable to the girls’ combined forces. As usual the video features some nice artwork, as well as the decisive scene in this battle.

Nonexistence Battle 2 is not as old as the first one, which you should instantly notice. It’s faster, more serious and more powerful. It even has an ending! If you like it, there’s quite a bit more like that on the OST page!

Next time on OST focus: Shadow Dial, the theme of Shadow Sakuya! After that we might switch to another series, to keep everything fresh. Until next Sunday I want to finish the Castlevania/Touhou crossover mix, but I’m uncertain if I can. The problem is, I’m writing my master thesis and have to hurry up with finishing it, so that’s my top priority at the moment. I’m REALLY sorry if I can’t finish this song in-time!

Touhoid Prime – Former Hell of Blazing Fires

Time for the second crossover, this time we have¬†Touhou x Metroid. I tried to make a Metroid Prime-looking Touhoid Prime logo for that occasion, which features the eye of Yatagarasu instead of Samus’ screw attack logo:

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I put a lot of effort into making that logo, not nearly as much as into making the song though~

Sadly there exists no real game of this crossover (…yet), so you’ll have to imagine it! I don’t think Okuu would be that overpowered compared to Samus and her Power Suit, there’s a lot of powerful technology in it after all. I actually believe that Okuu can’t really keep up physically with Samus Aran, but her Nuclear Power Suit surely has lots of features that would make up for it.¬† Zero Suit Okuu however…that might be a disaster~

But now to the song itself: Former Hell of Blazing Fires! I don’t know the details, but that’s where Okuu spends most of her time, at least in Touhou 11. So, while it should include hot and serious tunes, it also needed to have something more friendly like saying…you’re at home. It might be the starting point of the adventure, with a secure save point and an energy/missile station. But maybe I just liked how it sounded that way…some transitions turned out to be quite odd though, but I think you can get used to it. Just listen to it a lot~

So the song features Magmoor Caverns from Metroid Prime, although one could argue it’s actually Lower Norfair from Super Metroid. Ech! We also have Brinstar Overgrown with Vegetation Area (or however that awesome tune is actually called) from Super Metroid and naturally Okuu’s theme, Nuclear Fusion, from Touhou 11: Subterranean Animism. Oh, there’s also some Ridley thrown in at one point, you can’t miss it. As some of you might know (I even told you some weeks before, but who reads this anyway~), I made a Super Touhoid song a good while ago, featuring Lower Norfair and Nuclear Fusion. This was actually the starting point for the new song, as I simply wanted to remake it. In the end it turned out to be completely different though; only one or two parts reference Lower Gensokyo now.

As usual you’ll find the song, the download and the video below. Want to show your appreciation? Donate!

Former Hell of Blazing Fires (9341 downloads)

And here’s the video:

Did you notice the Metroids in that video look like Suwako’s hat? Next in our “Crossover Month” is Touhouvania, Touhou x Castlevania which, as suggested by a fan, will feature Bloody Tears and Rumia’s theme. However, once again we’ll have another OST focus next week, featuring Nonexistence Battle 2. I have a feeling you’ll really like this one!