東方猫鍵盤8 | Touhou Nekokenban 8

Even today is cat weather.

Title: 東方猫鍵盤8
Romaji: Touhou Nekokenban 8
Length: 47:58
Release date: 30/12/2013 (Comiket 85)

Cover character: Chen (cosplayed by Paprika)


“There was nothing, but there was anything.
A mum, a dad, and their children lived under one roof,
they were poor but happy.
This is the story of a landscape that now has passed into fantasy.” (from the album’s booklet)

Paprika (from Nekokenban Best): From this time, I became quite aware to set up a story element throughout the album. This eighth work is like a soundtrack, so I made it with the feeling of watching a movie. I want you to listen to it while imagining various scenes. The pictures of Paprika’s family were taken in an old house in Kamakura, and I was unusually excited.

Ranko no Ane (from Nekokenban Best): A disc made with the image of a soundtrack for a Japanese movie. The theme is “the Showa era has passed into fantasy”. We asked Ranko for titles that make think about a story. The shooting was made in Kamakura. I never lived in a house like that, but for some reason, it felt nostalgic. I hope it was possible to share such an imaginary nostalgia.

Tracklist

  1. 「家族、猫を拾う。」 | “Kazoku, neko wo hirou.” – 4:12
    “the family found a cat.”
    – Original: Hourai Densetsu
  2. 「警戒心の中で」 | “Keikaishin no naka de” – 4:28
    “in wariness”
    – Original: Diāo yè zōng (withered leaf)
  3. 「初めての怖くない夜」 | “Hajimete no kowakunai yoru” – 2:14
    “the first not scary night”
    – Original: Muken no Kane ~ Infinite Nightmare
  4. 儚きもの人間 | Hakanaki Mono Ningen – 4:08
    – Original: Yanagi no Shita no Dullahan
    – Original song on Shoujo Rengoku
  5. 鬼太鼓の涙 | Ondeko no Namida – 2:30
    – Original: Sado no Futatsuiwa
    – Original song on Kemonomichi
  6. 「夕焼け小焼けでかけっこ終わり」 | “Yuuyake koyake de kakekko owari” – 4:48
    “the race ends with the glowing sunset”
    – Original: Fuujin Shoujo
  7. 「あの可愛い子は何処へ行ったの?」 | “Ano kawaii ko wa doko e itta no?” – 3:24
    “where that cute girl went?”
    – Original: Anata no Machi no Kaijiken
  8. 面隠し | Omokakushi – 4:52
    – Original: Boushitsu no Emotion
    – Original song on Shoujo Rengoku
  9. 「あなたの居場所はここよ」 | “Anata no ibasho wa koko yo” – 3:56
    “your place is here”
    – Original: Michi no Hana Michi no Tabi
  10. 「知らず、零れた涙」 | “Shirazu, koboreta namida” – 4:26
    “unaware, of the tears shed”
    – Original: Shoujo ga Mita Nihon no Genfuukei
  11. みんなの | Minna no – 4:54
    – Original: Yosuzume no Utagoe ~ Night Bird
    – Original song on Kemonomichi
  12. 「大団円」 | “Daidan’en” – 4:02
    “grand finale”
    – Original: Retrospective Kyoto

Staff

  • Paprika – Arrangement, Piano, Mix
  • Comp – Mastering
  • Ranko no Ane – Photos, Design
  • Kominka Studio Itsuwatari – Photo Cooperation
  • Original works by ZUN

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

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