The Esotericist is Missing

Album art.
Cover illustration: Kia (@rnarchhare) [Pixiv]

Neo-Traditionalism of Japan.
Urban Legend in Limbo.

Release date: 29 July 2017
Original release date: 14 August 2015



1. Permanence
Original themes:
Mound of Shigan
Flower Viewing Mound ~ Higan Retour
Ancient Temple of the Netherworld
Heart-Stirring Urban Legends

2. The Broken Girl’s Serenade
Original themes:
Hartmann’s Youkai Girl
The Primal Scene of Japan the Girl Saw
Gathering the Mysterious from All Around Japan

3. Melancholy of Zenkou Temple
Original themes:
Led On by a Cow to Visit Zenkou Temple
Fantasy Corridor
Lovely Mound of Cherry Blossoms ~ Flower of Japan
The Gensokyo the Gods Loved

4. Urban Carnival
Original themes:
Occult à la Carte
Our Hisoutensoku
Broken Moon
Bamboo Forest in Flames

5. Throw Away the Keys
Original themes:
Green Sanatorium
Heian Alien

6. A ‘Hermit,’ Locked Away
Original themes:
Battlefield of the Flower Threshold
Green Sanatorium
Poison Body ~ Forsaken Doll

7. Whispers
Original theme:
Outside World Folklore

8. The Esotericist and the Immortal
Original themes:
Last Occultism ~ Esotericist of the Present World
Reach for the Moon, Immortal Smoke
Izanagi Object
Blue Sea of 53 Minutes

9. The Esotericist is Missing
Original themes:
Last Occultism ~ Esotericist of the Present World
Complete Darkness
Izanagi Object
Blue Sea of 53 Minutes

10. The Dawn of a New Day
Original themes:
Wind of Agartha
The Arcane is Revealed
A Land Resplendent with Nature’s Beauty


  • Arrangement, performance (clarinet, saxophone): Releska
  • Cover illustration: Kia (@rnarchhare) [Pixiv]

Based on themes from the Touhou Project (ZUN/Team Shanghai Alice), including some themes composed by U2 Akiyama

Piano samples courtesy of Imperfect Samples

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