暁Records – TOP SECRET -My Red World-

It’s time for more Akatsuki Records!

If I counted correctly, there are 12 more songs from the 暁Records YouTube channel to go. After that I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep these going or not, because I don’t want to share songs that haven’t been released for free like the YouTube ones.

Anyways, today’s song is called TOP SECRET -My Red World-.

暁Recordsは素晴らしい!

There’s my Japanese for this post, because the title is in English this time around.
TOP SECRET -My Red World- is inspired by two ZUN / Touhou tracks. First is Luna Dial, and the second is UN Owen Was Her?. If you haven’t heard it before, you should give UN Owen Was Her? a listen! It’s an excellent song, and one of the more popular Touhou songs. I’m even going to make it easy for you and just embed it here:

This song almost has 8 million views, pretty crazy. You can really tell that half the fun of Touhou games is just listening to the music as you lose over and over on the same boss fights from awesome tracks like this. (Now that scary picture of Flandre Scarlet is going to keep showing up in my YouTube recommendations again…!).

Anyways, how did Akatsuki Records do with their adaptation of these two songs? I believe that majority of the song is actually Luna Dial, with the verses and chorus all being inspired by it. It feels like a loose interpretation, although I do hear certain parts of Luna Dial. I also believe that the only UN Owen Was Her? representation is the part from 3:00 to 3:25.

I really like how the song manages to fit that segment of UN Owen Was Her? in there though, it transitions really well to and from the regular melody. I also love how edgy it is.

In addition though, I really enjoy the regular melody, in both the verses and chorus. Just a very solid song with a fun bridge at the 3:00 mark. This song was also sung by the lovely vocalists of Stack. If you’ve read any of my Akatsuki Records posts before, you’ll know just how much I love Stack. Maybe I’ll switch things up though with a different vocalist next week, although you can bet I’ll be singing praises for them too.

What can I say, I really enjoy this song.
I’m giving TOP SECRET -My Red World- a 5 / 5.

High ratings are par for the course here, and they really don’t mean anything.
But I’d like to think they give me a little bit of legitimacy.

Until next time!
Thanks for reading / listening!


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