東方猫鍵盤9 | Touhou Nekokenban 9

Who are you!?

Title: 東方猫鍵盤9
Romaji: Touhou Nekokenban 9
Length: 48:06
Release date: 16/08/2014 (Comiket 86)

Cover character: Chen (cosplayed by Paprika)


A jazzy album with a detective motif. For the first time, Comp plays some instruments in the Nekokenban series. Along with the album announcement, a short novel that ties with each track has been published on the official website.

Paprika (from Nekokenban Best): I wanted to make an overall jazzy album.
When I say detective, the Pink Panther song doesn’t go away from my head, so “Kuroneko tantei no theme“ was quite influenced by it. “Iza operaza e”’s piano is lovely and I’m proud of that. This song has the image of a detective and a heroine meeting at a party, and they seem to be a bit attracted by each other.

Ranko no Ane (from Nekokenban Best): A Sherlock Holmes parody. In this CD, Comp plays something in a Nekokenban for the first time. The contents are linked with the short detective story published on the official site. By the way, the detective hat belongs to Paprika’s mother and the pipe belongs to her father. With these products of miracles they had by chance, it was interesting it became fateful support between parents and child.

Tracklist

  1. 黒猫探偵のテーマ | Kuroneko Tantei no Theme – 4:21
    theme of the detective black cat
    – Original: Magus Night
  2. 猫とカラス | Neko to Karasu – 3:36
    the cat and the crows
    – Original: Yozora no UFO Romance
  3. エメラルドをめぐる | Emerald wo Meguru – 4:35
    surrounding the emerald
    – Original: Ryokugan no Jealousy
  4. いざオペラ座へ | Iza Operaza e – 3:24
    now to the opera house
    – Original: Genshi no Yoru ~ Ghostly Eyes
  5. 相対性境界線 | Soutaisei Kyoukaisen – 3:23
    – Original: Yoru ga Oritekuru ~ Evening Star
    – Original song on TRASH BOX
  6. ヒトノタメ | Hito no Tame – 3:35
    – Original: Hoozuki mitai ni Akai Tamashii
    – Original song on Pop
  7. 恋の病 | Koi no Yamai – 4:12
    – Original: Fuujirareta Youkai ~ Lost Place
    – Original song on Pop
  8. 創めの一歩 | Hajime no Ippo – 4:35
    – Original: Ashita Hare no Hi, Ke no Kinou
    – Original song on TRASH BOX
  9. 「今回は私じゃないぜ」 | “Konkai wa Watashi janai ze” – 4:31
    “it wasn’t me this time”
    – Original: Unknown X ~ Unfound Adventure
  10. 冴え渡る名推理 | Saewataru Meisuiri – 4:02
    distinct reasoning
    – Original: Higashi no Kuni no Nemuranai Yoru
  11. 浅い眠り | Asai Nemuri – 4:11
    shallow sleep
    – Original: Youyou Bakko ~ Who done it!
  12. epilogue…? – 3:39
    – Original: Fall of Fall ~ Akimeku Taki

Note: the original themes of track 6 and 8 are mistakenly stated as “Youma Yakou” and “Native Faith on every official source.

Staff

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

Special thanks

  • Paprika’s mum
  • Paprika’s dad

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

Official website