東方猫鍵盤 | Touhou Nekokenban

The white keys of morning, the black keys of night.

Title: 東方猫鍵盤
Romaji: Touhou Nekokenban
Length: 41:36
Release date: 14/08/2010 (Comiket 78)

Cover character: Chen (cosplayed by Paprika)


The first album of the Nekokenban series. It features piano-only arrangements and piano versions of BUTAOTOME’s vocal songs made by Paprika.

Paprika (from Nekokenban Best): In this first work I wanted to put out sadness with just the piano. “Have a Nice Trip” is a favorite song I made with the sadness I like. It’s Ranko who decides the titles for the Nekokenban series, but I thought “This is perfect!” with “Hakkyou Piano”. Because my intention was to express madness and beauty.

Ranko no Ane (from Nekokenban Best): First Nekokenban. There are a lot of Chens. It’s based on the colors red, black and white being the image colors for the piano and the characters. We originally didn’t expect to continue the series, but I thought it was good to have the first design as something simple and easy to use. By the way, the disc surface, the logo, and the spine art are the recurring graphic elements of the series.

Tracklist

  1. 狂愛~kyoai~ – 3:16
    – Original: U.N.Owen wa Kanojo na no ka?
    – Original song on Touhou Kaiten Mokuba
  2. 流星 | Ryuusei – 3:37
    falling stars
    – Original: Diāo yè zōng (withered leaf)
  3. うつろう心 | Utsurou Kokoro – 3:27
    fading heart
    – Original: Otenba Koimusume
  4. ミッドナイト | Midnight – 3:13
    – Original: Necro-Fantasia
  5. あなたを待たずに | Anata wo Matazu ni – 3:13
    not waiting for you
    – Original: Native Faith
  6. Have a nice trip! – 3:27
    – Original: Shitai Ryokou ~ Be of good cheer!
  7. 雨上がり | Ameagari – 3:03
    after rain
    – Original: Shanghai Kouchakan ~ Chinese Tea
  8. 亡者と踊る | Mouja to Odoru – 3:58
    dancing with the dead
    – Original: Haigoku Lullaby
  9. 待チ人ハ来ズ。 | Machibito wa Kozu. – 3:57
    – Original: Mannen Okigasa ni Gochuui wo
    – Original song on Touhou Kaiten Mokuba
  10. アンニュイちょうちょ | Ennui Choucho – 3:42
    listless butterfly
    – Original: Yuuga ni Sakase, Sumizome no Sakura ~ Border of Life
  11. 発狂ピアノ | Hakkyou Piano – 2:39
    mad piano
    – Original: Kyouki no Hitomi ~ Invisible Full Moon
  12. 遥か遠い空の声 | Haruka Tooi Sora no Koe – 4:04
    – Original: Muken no Kane ~ Infinite Nightmare
    – Original song on Gensou Homo Ludens

Staff

  • Paprika – Arrangement, Piano
  • Comp – Mix, Mastering
  • Ranko no Ane – Photos, Design
  • Original works by ZUN

Buy it
Physical: out of print
Digital: BOOTH | iTunes

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