Awesome Music: Touhou
"I was going to use this as the extra stage theme. But I thought the extra stage song should be a little lighter, so I cried and cried and threw it out."Touhou Project really gets a lot of great pieces of music for being made up by a single guy with a synthesizer. To put the sheer number of remix CDs in perspective, there is a torrent which weighs over one terabyte (specifically 1.2 TB or 1,350,284,461,649 bytes) of over 3000 Touhou remixes, and that only includes the ones that the (English-speaking) maintainers of the torrent have added. It would take centuries to download over dial-up, and it's getting bigger as more remixes come around. For the music of its sister series Seihou, go here.
—ZUN, on Magical Shop of Raspberry.
- PC98 Era — Covers the music from Highly Responsive to Prayers, Story of Eastern Wonderland, Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream, Lotus Land Story, and Mystic Square.
- Early Windows Era — Covers the music from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Immaterial and Missing Power, Imperishable Night, Phantasmagoria of Flower View and Shoot The Bullet.
- Modern Windows Era — Covers the music from Mountain of Faith, Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, Subterranean Animism, Undefined Fantastic Object, Hisoutensoku, Double Spoiler, Great Fairy Wars, Ten Desires, Hopeless Masquerade, Double Dealing Character, and Impossible Spell Card.
- Other Works — Covers the music from official non-game works plus various fanworks.
...By now you've probably realized that pretty much every song ZUN has composed is on this list somewhere. Which is why Touhou is so awesome. Fun facts:
- Simply Googling "crowning music of awesome" (with or without quotes) will lead you to THIS PAGE as one of the top three results (the others being the main Crowning Music of Awesome page, and the Video Games).
- Most Touhou themes have somewhere between 60 and 200 covers.