The Let's Play Archive

Fantasy Maiden Wars E

by BlitzBlast

Part 94: New Music in

Stage 9 music:


07. Confusion in the Moonlight
Original - Strange Bird of the Moon, Illusion of the Cat
Source - Ghostly Field Club
Author - ZUN
Arranger - Ibiza

A randomly high-tempo player phase BGM. I arranged it with the image of the girls flying through the enemy base, advancing at high speeds through dense danmaku. Stages with a lot of obstacles like in STGs are somehow pretty fun, huh!? It's kinda scary though.
In truth, this arrange was kind of forced, with the climax, melody and pace of the source more or less ignored. The guitar solo as well makes it feel like an arrange with lots of my own influence, and since the stages where this theme plays tends to be those with lots of other events and battle animations worth watching... Given the length of the theme, I suggest there may not be many chances in the game to listen to the whole song up to the end of the hook. *sweatdrop*
At the time this song is heard, I believe the battles will be getting more intense, so do your best to keep your spirit unbroken and burning!
This is a really good song, you could just as easily see it being the track for an actual character.


46. Rise Above the Lake, Scarlet Phenomenon
Original - Scarlet Symphony ~ Scarlet Phenomenon
Source - Lotus Land Story
Author - ZUN
Arranger - Ibiza

The stage 2 boss makes her entrance too! This one was pretty surprising, huh?
I arranged it to start with an impressive intro that would be quickly switched around with a loli-like sense befitting of the character in the game. The second part especially features the primitive, out-of-fashion sax as the main melody. Isn't the sheer gap in styles amazing?
The second half of the melody is actually from the stage theme, but I don't think it's very well known... If you don't, go get Akyu's Untouched Score vol. 1, now!
Even though she's a cute vampire, I've never seen her as the main focus in any works before... I think it'll be great if she becomes more popular!
Forgettable at best. As in, I literally forgot what the FMW version sounded like halfway through listening to the original


50. With an Eternally Innocent Heart
Original - Voile, the Magic Libary
Source - Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
Author - ZUN
Arranger - Ibiza

Since Daiyousei's the heroine on the side of the protagonists, then to me, Koakuma's the heroine on the side of the antagonists, and this is her theme. I imagined Koakuma being so desperate to protect her Lady Patchouli that she fires tons of her ring danmaku that she can't even see in front of herself while I arranged this piece. More danmaku, more!
A fast-paced violin rock style mixes with a piano evoking the atmosphere of intelligence in a library.
Her original character has no lines like Daiyousei so she cannot avoid fanbase influences, but I've always thought whatever the case, she has to be really close to Patchouli.
My individual circle's works include a long version of this theme, so if you're interested, please have a listen! (Yes, I'm pushy)
Like the original, but fluffier.


51. Magician of Aprisyra Metrosil
Original - Locked Girl ~ The Girl's Secret Room
Source - Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
Author - ZUN
Arranger - cobu

This is Patchouli's theme. I guess that there will be many people confused about the song title. Aprisyra Metrosil comes from the names of Patchouli's spellcards: "Agni", "PRIncess", "SYlphae", "RAge", "METal", "ROyal", "SILent", to present her as the One-Week Wizard.
On an off-topic note, I'm especially fond of how FMW's Forest Blaze takes great pains and enthusiasm in replicating the danmaku of the spellcard in the original game. Even the way the blue tiles fall is very pretty. Even more off-topic, but if you search every nook and cranny of the library...
Like the original, but slower and somehow a little sadder.
Although it's a little too slow for fight music, it's a pretty good mix.