Favourite music artists

  1. Asa-Chang & Junray (Electronic percussion)
  2. Mid-Air Thief (Folktronica)
  3. Sevish (Microtonal polyrhythmic electronic)
  4. Maffalda (Hip hop)
  5. Fujii Kaze (Pop, RnB)
  6. Yüzyüzeyken Konuşuruz (Alternative rock)
  7. Ar Tonelico (Ethnic choir, rock, electronic)
  8. EZFG (VOCALOID techno)

Favourite touhou doujin artists

  1. Tamaonsen (Hip hop, pop)
  2. Toho Eurobeat (Eurobeat)
  3. Hatsunetsumiko's (Funk, citypop, ballad)
  4. Foreground Eclipse (Post-hardcore, metal)
  5. Undead Corporation (Metal, metal folk)
  6. FloatingCloud (Irish / Chinese folk, acoustic)
  7. C-clays (Pop)

Asa-chang & Junray

Asa-Chang & Junray is an avant garde Japanese band known for songs featuring tabla percussion and chopped vocals.

One of their most well known songs is Hana which was remastered for the ending of Aku no Hana.

It's interesting to watch them play live. The percussion is so advanced and pleasing to the ears. The beat is also something I like as a fan of hip hop and jazz. Their music can be found on Spotify.

Mid-Air Thief

Mid-Air Thief is a one man band from Korea that combines the indie folk genre with electronic glitchy noise. His music has been described as "music you can ascend to." Of course, the best album is Crumbling, and my favourite songs include Crumbling Together, Curve and Light, and Why?

His music can be found on Spotify and Bandcamp. There is one song from him called Waiting that has been deleted from SoundCloud. It's stranger than his other songs because it has a more "downward" vibe, but it's still somehow satisfying and fun to listen to. It's about a man who goes to a salon to get a digital perm.

Sevish

Sevish is a British musician who specializes in microtonal and polyrhythmic electronic music. His music can be found on Spotify and Bandcamp.

One of my favourite songs of his is Streaming. His music has inspired me to make microtonal music of my own. I hope I can be able to use unique rhythms as he can.

Maffalda

Maffalda is a Brazilian musician who flips existing songs into mashups and remixes. His music can be found on Spotify, SoundCloud, and Youtube.

Some of my favourite songs by him include Aqui Na Base, m4n3,kl ;', and Vo Pa Ya. He uploads music to Youtube and SoundCloud.

Fujii Kaze

Fujii Kaze is a Japanese singer and songwriter. He is known for writing lyrics in an uncommon Japanese dialect. His music can be found on Spotify and Youtube.

It's hard for me to describe his music because all of the songs sound different. However, they all sound very uplifting and nostalgic. Some of my favourite songs of his include Matsuri, Seishun Sick, and YASASHISA. Hedemo Ne-Yo is one of his few hip hop inspired songs.

Yüzyüzeyken Konuşuruz

Yüzyüzeyken Konuşuruz is a Turkish indie rock band.

My favourite song by them by far is Ölsem Yeridir, and I never get tired of it. It's probably one of my favourite songs. Their music can be found on Youtube, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

Ar Tonelico

Ar Tonelico is a game series. I have no idea what it's about, but what I love about it is its conlang, Hymmnos, and its music sung in the Hymmnos language.

Some good beginner songs to introduce yourself to Ar Tonelico music are Rustling Throb ~Cloche~ and EXEC_Sphilia/.. The latter sounds the most like a regular song someone would listen to.

My favourite song is XaaaCi. because of the many different catchy and emotional sections in the song. EXEC_ViiBaCi_MjiiRa/. and Flower Pattern ~Reality~ are also wonderful.

Oh, and I love the polyrhythmic jazz of jUmbAdjA. EXEC_NullAscension/., is unique for using a particular grammar structure that doesn't exist in any other song.

EZFG

EZFG is a Japanese VOCALOID music producer who makes electronic techno music.

My favourite of his songs is Chakka-er. I also like Tsuntsun Gokko.

I love how EZFG's music has a very distinct style, so there is no music that sounds like his, and you can immediately tell if a song or remix was created by him.

Tamaonsen

Tamaonsen is a Japanese Touhou doujin circle that primarily makes rap covers with either hiphop instrumentals or upbeat Japanese traditional / pop instrumentals in a way I cannot describe in words.

An example of a typical Tamaonsen song is called 刹那ヤマイ.

There are rare Tamaonsen songs that fall more into the trap genre called Stupid Lecture and トラウマ.

I also like a collab remix with DiGiTAL WiNG called Paranoia.

Toho Eurobeat

Toho Eurobeat is a series of Touhou doujin albums that contain eurobeat music. Multiple artists are featured in each album. There is a 24/7 stream of their music on Youtube.

Jessa Stebbins, also known as Odyssey, is one of the most well known Touhou eurobeat artists and vocalists. I have listened to her music from childhood. My favourite songs of hers include Remorse, Tear You Up, and Adequate.

Here is one song I like from French artist AXEL.K called BEATS SHOWER.

Hatsunetsumiko's

Hatsunetsumiko's is a Japanese Touhou doujin circle that makes chill, funk, and citypop covers.

Some of my favourite funky songs from them include A Prayer, So Bright, Everything but the Girl, and DANCE with WOLVES. I like too many of their songs lmao.

Examples of their more chill songs include Asymmetry, Segredo, and Revive.

Surface Star is quite different, but it was one of my favourites in middle school.

Foreground Eclipse

Foreground Eclipse was a Japanese metal doujin circle featuring male scream vocals and female vocals together.

I've listened to FE since I was a kid. Wandering, Never Wondering There Exists and Obstruction! Color It All Out are a few songs that I remember listening to on road trips.

I also really like this collab song with Draw the Emotional called We Cannot Get Out of Here Forever.

Undead Corporation

UNDEAD CORPORATION is a Japanese band that used to make metal, screamo, and metal folk covers of Touhou songs. Now, they make original music, and some have become anime soundtracks.

Again, I've listened to UC since I was a kid. I cannot decide on one favourite song, but my favourite songs by them are the metal folk songs like 常世想兼神 (Tokoyo Soukenshin) and 神かくし (Kami Kakushi).

It's also noteworthy that one of UC's songs, Embraced by the Flame, was used in a western meme, the Mr. Incredible Becoming Canny meme.

FloatingCloud

FloatingCloud is a popular Japanese Touhou doujin circle that makes folk music featuring traditional Irish and Chinese instruments.

I like how this band makes such unique arranges of Touhou music. I cannot choose a favourite song, but Sky of Scarlet Perception and 胎動 are ones I've liked since I was a kid. I like the background vocals in Eastern.

Just in case you ever wanted to hear a folk version of Bad Apple!!, it exists.

C-Clays

C-CLAYS is a popular Japanese Touhou doujin circle that has released numerous albums since 2006.

I've listened to C-CLAYS since I was a tween. My favourite songs from them use foreign traditional instruments like 黄泉少女 and 扇情のアリア.

They also have some very beautiful songs that have a more melancholy tone like 宝相華.