東方猫鍵盤2 | Touhou Nekokenban 2

Two cats, traveling in the fantasy

Title: 東方猫鍵盤2
Romaji: Touhou Nekokenban 2
Length: 45:31
Release date: 30/12/2010 (Comiket 79)

Cover characters: Chen, Rin Kaenbyou (both cosplayed by Paprika)


The 2nd album of the Nekokenban series. It follows the same direction of the previous one, with more piano-only arrangements and piano versions of BUTAOTOME’s vocal songs.

Paprika (from Nekokenban Best): Why is it that the jacket strikes me with fear? During the photographing, the bottom of the shoe fell out. A bad omen. As I listen to it again, I must admit it’s really an orthodox piano solo. Not to brag, but its strong point is that it doesn’t show off. Now I don’t play “Kirakira kagayaku umi ga mitai” anymore, but somehow playing it again felt new.

Ranko no Ane (from Nekokenban Best): Second album. There are two cats, too. The theme is something like a little one day trip. Chen takes Orin to the world above ground. Orin appeared only in this album. There are also various songs from Subterranean Animism. I had a quite sorrowful image in mind, but how did I convey it to the listeners…? I refined the pictures with toy camera filters, giving them a lyrical impression.

Tracklist

  1. まよいごのめざめ | Mayoigo no Mezame – 4:14
    awakening of the lost child
    – Original: Toono Gensou Monogatari
  2. パノラマガール | Panorama Girl – 3:44
    – Original: Ouka no Koidzuka ~ Flower of Japan
    – Original song on Long Skirt Panorama Girl
  3. 誰が為の鎮魂歌 | Ta ga tame no Chinkonka – 3:39
    requiem for someone
    – Original: Yuurei Gakudan ~ Phantom Ensemble
  4. 息は白く | Iki wa Shiroku – 3:32
    the breath is white
    – Original: Hana no Sakadzuki Ooeyama
  5. 哀れな身無し子 | Aware na Minashigo – 3:36
    – Original: Yakujinsama no Toorimichi ~ Dark Road
    – Original song on Tasogare Elegy
  6. 灰色 | Haiiro – 3:52
    gray
    – Original: Shoujo Kisoukyoku ~ Dream Battle
  7. 囲い無き世は一期の月影 | Kakoinaki Yo wa Ichigo no Tsukikage – 4:41
    – Original: Taketori Hishou ~ Lunatic Princess
    – Original song on Tasogare Elegy
  8. 夢の外 | Yume no Soto – 3:59
    outside of a dream
    – Original: Last Remote
  9. | Oboro – 3:29
    dreaminess
    – Original: Haru no Minato ni
  10. 幻想のサテライト | Gensou no Satellite – 3:31
    – Original: Tenkuu no Greenwich
    – Original song on Gensou Homo Ludens
  11. きらきらかがやく海が見たい | Kirakira Kagayaku Umi ga Mitai – 4:07
    I want to see the sparkling sea
    – Original: Youyou Bakko
  12. じゃあ、またね | Jaa, mata ne – 3:07
    see you.
    – Original: Chireitachi no Kitaku

Staff

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

Buy it
Physical: BOOTH | Melonbooks | Toranoana | Akibaoo | Akiba-Hobby | Grep
Digital: BOOTH | iTunes | Google Play

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