☯ Table of Contents
Touhou Project is a game franchise comprising vertically scrolling danmaku (shoot ‘em up or
hell) games. It was created by just one guy, ZUN, who does the programming, music composing, and
script writing for all the mainline games. ZUN has a fairly lax policy to remixes and fan works,
thanks to him we now have an entire subculture of music.
There are dedicated Touhou music doujin circles that produce arrangement CDs, which are sold in limited quantity in conventions like Comiket, or the Touhou-exclusive convention Reitaisai. In April 2021, a lot of Touhou music made it to Spotify and Apple Music, making it significantly easier to legally stream and not rely on unofficial re-uploads.
This page is for showcasing doujin circles and music I like. I'm not going to be focusing on Touhou Project itself unless it is official music. You do not have to know anything about Touhou to enjoy Touhou music. Please give these tracks a listen! This page will update over time, and I will only link to official sources unless none exist. This page has embeds to Spotify, Youtube, and Bandcamp.
☯ Circle Showcase
TAMUSICAn instrumental music circle that does piano and violin tracks. This circle's genre ranges from clasical to rock. They also do arrangements of other games and anime.
Original title: 亡き王女の為のセプテット (Septette for a Dead Princess)
Genre: Violin / Rock
Source: 東方紅魔郷 ～ the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
Note: A great piece to fantasize your anime battle scene to. Title: フラワリングナイト
Original title: フラワリングナイト (Flowering Night)
Genre: Violin / Piano
Source: 東方花映塚 ～ Phantasmagoria of Flower View
Note: This is just one arrangement of Flowering Night Tamusic has done. They have done several others, with albums just dedicated to Flowering Night arranges in different ways and styles. They really like Flowering Night huh.
More to come!
Background Photo by Lucas
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Side picture Reimu is drawn by me.