Just when you thought I'd never do a Touhou song, out comes this remix of Solar Sect of Mystic Wisdom ~ Nuclear Fusion. I've had a lot of people requesting Touhou and I've been wanting to do a song from the series since last year, but never got around to it.
The Touhou series has a ton of great songs. SSoMW~NF is my personal favorite, so I wanted it to be my first Touhou song. Most people, especially us westerners, usually go with UN Owen Was Her, which no doubt is an awesome song, but I believe we already have some 2 million remixes of it. So I'll pass for now. xD
I've been really into drumming lately, and this song here has some of my best drum work to reflect that. It definitely wasn't as easy as I might make it look in the video (like 1,000 takes, haha).
This song posed a lot of challenges for arranging. One thing I've noticed ZUN (Touhou creator) does in a lot of Touhou songs is the use of 2 harmonized bass lines, which you don't hear in stuff very often, and was pretty much impossible for me to do on bass without it sounding like garbage, so I used the other rhythm guitar to make up for it. There's also just a ton of different things going on in the background of this song (most Touhou songs for that matter) which is always tricky, especially when a lot of times you can't tell exactly what notes are being hit. Thank goodness for music theory. Also, there's a few times where the drums, in the original, are doing very little.
I decided to have some fun in the video and bring back the Meta-Knights... remember, from Revenge of Meta Knight 2013? It was a rather last minute addition I randomly thought of to wedge in the joke that Touhou isn't an anime.
This definitely won't be the last Touhou song I do, I'm a really big fan of it's music. So, till next time!