Apr 252017
 

Current version: 5.0
Upgradable: Yes, from 2.0 upwards.

Overview: One of the most known circles established by Masayoshi Minoshima. Dance music touhou arranges (made by Masayoshi Minoshima, Nhato, Tsukasa, REDALiCE, Syrufit, t+pazolite etc) and charming female vocals by Mei Ayakura, mican*, Nachi Sakaue, nomico, 3L and many more — you can find it all here.
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May 032016
 

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Current version: 2.0.
Upgradable: yes*

Overview: LiLA’c Records is a doujin circle focused on dance-music touhou arranges. Genres vary from psy-trance, handsup trance, d’n’b’, progressive trance to hardcore. Members: Irus, lapix; guests arrangers: cittan*, kirin, Tracy, sumijun, Hedonist and other. A lineup of vocalists includes Nana Mitani, hotaru, Kano, ℃iel, nanahira, koko and many more.

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May 022016
 

Current version: 2.0.
Upgradable: yes

Overview: CYTOKINE circle has been founded by illustrator Unagi Kabayaki, and later his brother Linjin has also joined it. Linjin is making electronic music, focusing on electro house, trance and the like.

The circle released more than 45 albums since it was formed in 2006. 81th comiket (2011) has became the first event when Linjin released his “solo” work under the name of ZYTOKINE. Linjin had been using vocaloid vocals until aki joined the circle in 2009. Now she’s one of the main vocalists of ZYTOKINE together with Nana Takahashi (Linjin+Nana Takahashi=cold kiss), itori, Mei Ayakura and 3L. You can find some similarities with Alstroemeria Records.

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May 022016
 

Current version: 3.0.
Upgradable: yes*

Overview: If I’d have to describe ENS in two words, I’d say electronic dance music + female vocals. Genres vary from electro house and trance to hardcore (artists: 黒鳥, すみじゅん, きりん, crouka, spiced with amazing doujin vocalists like Tsubaki, Chata, Hotaru et al.) If you like toho arranges, that would be another great reason to check it out, since it is main activity of the circle.
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Feb 142016
 

Current version: 3.0.
Upgradable: yes, from 2.0.
Overview: Barbarian On The Groove, or BOG, is a circle led by three members: wight, mo2 and syow (ex member – bassy). Activity of the circle is closely related with famous doujin singers like Haruka Shimotsuki, Chata, Rekka Katakiri, Marie, Kahiena and many more. Music: pop, rock, sometimes folk, relaxing or electronic tunes. In addition to the gorgeous series of original albums, they compose BGM music, as well as game songs.
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Jan 102016
 

Current version: 2.0-2.1.
Upgradable: no.

Overview: Big label, which works with well-known vocalists such as Haruka Shimotsuki, Chata, Katakiri Rekka, Aki Misawa, Chie Fukami, Noriko Mitose, Annabel and composers like onoken, bermei.inazawa, Hiroyuki Ooshima etc.
ACI, VAD, VAF are the series with mainly relaxing music. VAT series have lots of electronic tracks made by onoken. VOI is the main series, containing more poppish and rock music.
The latest works (in the 空想活劇 series) include tracks by various artists working in a wide range of genres (from kukui and butaotome to Rokugen Alice and beatmario). This label is also known for Higurashi no naku koro ni series songs.

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May 232015
 

Current version: 1.0.
Upgradable: -.

Overview: Digital Wing activity is focused on dance music touhou arranges. It can be trance, it can be rave, it can be eurobeat, it can be something else. Most of the albums are packed with female vocals (雨宿どみ乃, 花たん, ななひら, peЯoco., あき, 3L and so on), but you can also find vocal-less versions or albums that don’t have these in the first place. Main arranger: katsu, but you can also found Masayoshi Minoshima, REDALiCE, DJ Command, FN2, sumijun, crouka tracks and many other arrangers.
The circle has many connections with Halozy, Alstroemeria Records, A-One and other circles.
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Feb 182015
 

Current version: 1.0.
Upgradable: -.

Overview: WAVE is a doujin circle led by Morrigan, multi-skilled composer and arranger. Circle works include many arrange or thematic albums such as Touhou, TYPE-MOON, Key etc. In the early ages, Morrigan was more focused on electronic music (jungle, drum’n’bass, breakcore, experimental etc), but later switched to orchestral, rock, instrumental music, and so on. He works with many vocalists like Rekka Katakiri (片霧烈火), Haruka Shimotsuki (霜月はるか), Norico Mitose, Aki Misawa (三澤秋), Chata (茶太) and many more. 2011 became another turning point for the circle: a new, extremely talented vocalist Lily (リリィ) made her appearance and became a member of WAVE soon. She is a chorus and soprano singer in GUST‘s hymmnos style.
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Jan 182015
 


Current version: 1.0.
Upgradable: -.

Overview: GUST Sound Team is a term to decribe the musicians who work on music for GUST games: Atelier, Ar tonelico series, and the following Surge Concerto. They are known for their unique atmospheric soundtracks, which consist of infinite number of genres: folk, rock, electronic music, soprano-choir songs, jazz, and many many more. The main members of the team are Akira Tsuchiya (leader, the creator of Hymmnos language), Ken Nakagawa, and Daisuke Achiwa. The main vocalists for the soundtracks are: Haruka Shimotsuki, Akiko Shikata, and Noriko Mitose. This discography consists of Original Soundtracks for every game, vocal albums, main song singles, official arrange albums, and bonus audio CDs. Continue reading »

Nov 222014
 


Current version: 1.0

Upgradable: —
Overview: Amateras Records is a touhou doujin circle focused on electronic arranges with female vocals. Tracy is the main person of the circle, but many other arrangers can be found as well: kirin, Blue Twinkle, Linjin, Irus, cittan* and so on. Tsukiyama Sae is the main vocalist, and already-known miko, F9, koko are also involved in the production. Main genres are: progressive, uplifting, psy and hard trance.

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