[c74] UI-70 – Synchrotronic Rezonator

I though tit might be a little strange I didn’t review any Touhou albums. So after downloading this I decided this was better than nothing. I was recommended UI-70 awhile ago but never had the chance (read: lazy) to downloading anything. I While I find that this album and Riddles Covered in Flowers sound like two completely different things, I’m still impressed.

  1. Introduction/Maintheme
    This album being my introduction to the doujin circle, UI-70, I was not too impressed. But when I listened to another album I found myself enjoying it greatly. So I suppose I have to give this album another chance. There’s a nice mix in this track. Of what’s on this album and what’s on some of the other albums. Depending on your preference, this will work well in your favor.
  2. ヴワル魔法図書館
    What started off as catchy and rhythmic took a 360 degree turn to creepy and then another back to rhythmic. Unfortunately, the guitar isn’t the main focus like it was in RCiF and in this song? Frankly I don’t think it fits. I do like the mood whiplash this song seems to endow so well. That, if nothing else, should make it listenable.
  3. 神々が恋した幻想郷
    I like to think of RCiF and how hardcore that was. This song is why I couldn’t help but think I was listening to two different groups. It’s very generic (once again, considering what I listened too previously) but still easy on the ears. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t have much re-listen value. I’d probably delete it straight away.
  4. 月見草 (UI-70 remix)
    I really liked this track because of the piano as the main instrument at first and then the drums blending in (although the blurry way they sounded threw me off). It gets lame again the piano is sort of pushed back as the secondary instrument.
  5. 広有射怪鳥事 ~ Till When?
    Or maybe UI-70 is just a Genre Shifter? This album may differ from RCiF in that it’s more techno/dance orientated instead of hardcore rock but I haven’t listened to any other albums by this group, so how am I to know? The song itself is real cute and catchy but I feel like a bad fan for not recognizing who’s theme it is.
  6. 少女が見た日本の原風景
    The guitar fits nicely in here but is still out of place among the poppy-dance feeling of this song.
  7. 六十年目の東方裁判 ~ fate of sixty years
    I love Sikieiki’s theme but I didn’t love this song. I really prefer the hardcore rock to the techno like this song. The worst part is, this song is the longest at 7:55. Almost eight minutes of the same thing. That usually isn’t a problem. But in this case…
  8. プレイヤーズスコア
    This song is so… hmmm… what’s the opposite of orotund? It’s so plain and ordinary that it’s hard to hear. But when I turn it up I suppose it’s pretty catchy. But the problem I often have with these typse of songs is that when they repeat over and over, I can never tell who’s theme it’s actually supposed to be! Oh well, still better than track seven.
  9. 上海紅茶館 ~ Chinese Tea
    This could be my favorite remix of Shanghai Teahouse ~ Chinese Tea. I never really liked Chinise Tea or Meiji 17 but this is my favorite track. They’ve slowed it down and it really works. It’s the second longest song and the only boring part is the part where it goes into techno mode. But the rest of it is just perfect.

Fang’s Rating: 5/10


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