邪な炎 || Wicked Flames

邪な炎 yokoshima na honou Wicked Flames Vocals: RankoLyrics: PaprikaArranged by: PaprikaAlbum: Abyss (アビス) 【Official Site】Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女)Event: C95Original Themes: Solar Sect of Mystic Wisdom ~ Nuclear Fusion [霊知の太陽信仰 ~ Nuclear Fusion] Requested by: ze わかってるんだダメっていうの だまってたってわかっちゃうんだ きっと傍にいるだけで暖かいはず 勝手だけどいつまでもこのままで wakatteru nda dame tte iu no damatte tatte wakacchau nda kitto soba ni iru dake de atatakai hazu katte dakedo… Continue reading 邪な炎 || Wicked Flames

一粒の奇跡 || The Grain of a Miracle

一粒の奇跡 hitotsubu no kiseki The Grain of a Miracle Vocals: RankoLyrics: CompArranged by: PaprikaAlbum: Abyss (アビス) 【Official Site】Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女)Event: C95Original Themes: –Hellfire Mantle [業火マントル]–Lullaby of Deserted Hell [廃獄ララバイ] Requested by: Choosing Beggar どこまでも続いてそうな高い空を見上げて 地に降りた鳥は思う「飛ばなきゃダメかな…?」 どこまでも続いてそうな遥か地平見つめて 地を歩く猫は思う「終わりはあるのかな…?」 doko made mo tsudzuitesou na takai sora o miagete chi ni orita tori wa omou “tobanakya dame ka na…?” doko made… Continue reading 一粒の奇跡 || The Grain of a Miracle

歯車 || Gears

歯車 haguruma Gears Vocals: RankoLyrics: CompArranged by: CompAlbum: Compilation CD-BOOK Touhou Steampunk (東方スチームパンク) 【Official Site】Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女)Published by: MelonbooksEvent: C94Original Theme: Fall of Fall ~ Autumnal Waterfall [フォールオブフォール ~ 秋めく滝] Requested by: Maia Kasoya 立ち込めた煙が視界を鈍らせる tachikometa kemuri ga shikai o niburaseru The enshrouding fog clouds my vision. 耳を貫くサイレンが鳴り 渇いた心を少し震わせてる mimi o tsuranuku sairen ga nari… Continue reading 歯車 || Gears

永遠に続く夢 || An Everlasting Dream

永遠に続く夢 eien ni tsudzuku yume An Everlasting Dream Vocals: Comp (コンプ), ytr, Rapbit (らっぷびと), Ranko (ランコ) Lyrics: Comp (コンプ), ytr, Rapbit (らっぷびと) Arranged by: Comp (コンプ) Album: Touhou Peace (東方ピース) 【Official Site】 Circle: TAMAONSEN (魂音泉), BUTAOTOME (豚乙女), COOL&CREATE Event: Reitaisai 15 [RTS15] Original Theme: The Rabbit Has Landed [兎は舞い降りた] Requested by: Runixzan 空に浮かぶお月様に映る影は私じゃないの 永久に続く夢を抱えて地上に舞い降りたのさ sora ni ukabu otsukisama ni… Continue reading 永遠に続く夢 || An Everlasting Dream

美しい人 || A Beautiful Woman

美しい人 utsukushii hito A Beautiful Woman Vocals: Ranko Lyrics: Ranko Arranged by: Paprika Album: Youkai Back Alley (あやかし横丁) 【Official Site】 Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女) Event: C93 Original Theme: Green-Eyed Jealousy [緑眼のジェラシー] 【Visit Tiramisu Cowboy for everything BUTAOTOME!】 Requested by: Vespere In this song, every instance of ‘you’ (anata) uses the feminine form 貴女. That’s why the title is translated here as… Continue reading 美しい人 || A Beautiful Woman

幼立ち || Growing Up

幼立ち osanadachi Growing Up Vocals: Ranko Lyrics: Comp Arranged by: Comp Album: CHILD HOOD’S END 【Official Site】 Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女) Event: C92 Original Themes: –Romantic Escape Flight [ロマンチック逃飛行] –Cheat Against the Impossible Danmaku [不可能弾幕には反則を] 【Visit Tiramisu Cowboy for everything BUTAOTOME!】 Requested by: Nazohato The chorus explores the tension between 表 (omote – front) and 裏 (ura – back). It isn’t only… Continue reading 幼立ち || Growing Up

ひとかけら || A Fragment

ひとかけら hitokakera A Fragment Vocals: Ranko Lyrics: Ranko Arranged by: Paprika Album: Youkai Back Alley (あやかし横丁) 【Official Site】 Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女) Event: C93 Original Theme: The Lost Emotion [亡失のエモーション] 【Visit Tiramisu Cowboy for everything BUTAOTOME!】 What a great way to end the album. I really enjoy Paprika’s more ambient vocal arrangements, and they form such a good contrast to Comp’s… Continue reading ひとかけら || A Fragment

他人の顔 || A Stranger’s Face

他人の顔 tanin no kao A Stranger’s Face Vocals: Ranko Lyrics: Ranko Arranged by: Comp Album: Youkai Back Alley (あやかし横丁) 【Official Site】 Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女) Event: C93 Original Theme: Plain Asia [プレインエイジア] 【Visit Tiramisu Cowboy for everything BUTAOTOME!】 鏡に映る他人の顔 なぜ 惨めになるのか 似合わぬ紅を引いても あの人に見せられず kagami ni utsuru tanin no kao naze mijime ni naru no ka niawanu beni wo hiitemo ano hito… Continue reading 他人の顔 || A Stranger’s Face

誰にも言えないブルース || Unspoken Blues

誰にも言えないブルース dare nimo ienai buruusu Unspoken Blues Vocals: Ranko Lyrics: Comp Arranged by: Comp Album: Youkai Back Alley (あやかし横丁) 【Official Site】 Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女) Event: C93 Original Theme: Tomboyish Girl in Love [おてんば恋娘] 【Visit Tiramisu Cowboy for everything BUTAOTOME!】 A literal translation of the title would be ‘Blues That I Can’t Tell Anyone About,’ but I chose ‘Unspoken Blues’ because… Continue reading 誰にも言えないブルース || Unspoken Blues

隠然 || Hidden

隠然 inzen Hidden Vocals: Ranko Lyrics: Comp Arranged by: Comp Album: Youkai Back Alley (あやかし横丁) 【Official Site】 Circle: BUTAOTOME (豚乙女) Event: C93 Original Theme: The Concealed Four Seasons [秘匿されたフォーシーズンズ] 【Visit Tiramisu Cowboy for everything BUTAOTOME!】 For me, BUTAOTOME ended 2017 with a bang. I like this album because each track fits as part of a greater whole. Even the rearrangements… Continue reading 隠然 || Hidden