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This page covers the music from Touhou Fuujinroku ~ Mountain of Faith, Touhou Hisouten ~ Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, Touhou Chireiden ~ Subterranean Animism, Touhou Seirensen ~ Undefined Fantastic Object, Touhou Hisoutensoku ~ Choudokyuu Ginyoru no Nazo o Oe, Double Spoiler ~ Touhou Bunkachou, Yousei Daisensou ~ Touhou Sangetsusei, Touhou Shinreibyou ~ Ten Desires, Touhou Shinkirou ~ Hopeless Masquerade, Touhou Kishinjou ~ Double Dealing Character, Danmaku Amanojaku ~ Impossible Spell Card, Touhou Shinpiroku ~ Urban Legend in Limbo, Touhou Kanjuden ~ Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom, Touhou Hyouibana ~ Antinomy of Common Flowers, Touhou Tenkuushou ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons Hifuu Nightmare Diary ~ Violet Detector, Touhou Kikeijuu ~ Wily Beast and Weakest Creature, and Touhou Kouryuudou ~ Unconnected Marketeers.


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    Mountain of Faith 

    Scarlet Weather Rhapsody 

    Subterranean Animism 

    Undefined Fantastic Object 

    Hisoutensoku, expanding on SWR 

    Double Spoiler 

    Great Fairy Wars 
  • "The Refrain of the Lovely Great War", the stage 1 theme. It has an inspiring beginning, but has a touch of silliness, obviously. The original came in the CD that was included with the vol.2 of Strange and Bright Natural Beauty. Look in the supplementary material section for more information.
  • "Year-Round Absorbed Curiosity", the stage 2 theme, uses the main theme song as base. As silly as the other melodies, but this one has a badass touch. An interesting melody, indeed.
    • Sound Holic has a neat remix!
    • セブンスヘブンMAXION's remix, yell☆shine☆dance!!, comes off like the Three Mischievous Fairies themselves are singing it.
  • "Staking Your Life on a Prank", the boss theme for stages 1 and 2. It's gotta be real hard to make a theme that both sounds cute and sounds like a boss theme.
  • "A Midnight Fairy Dance", the stage 3 theme. This is a jazzy and rhythmic melody, with a menacing touch, indicating that you're near to the final confrontation. After which, you are invited to a "Midnight Fairy Party" by Whi TECHNO.
  • "Great Fairy Wars ~ Fairy Wars", the final boss theme. Quite the epic tune, with just the right amount of silliness to remind us that these are faeries.
  • "Loose Rain", the Extra Stage theme. This one has a dark, intense, and sinister feel to it, perfect for the prelude leading up to the fight against Marisa.
  • "Magus Night", yet another epic Marisa theme.
    Youtuber: It's like it's saying: "You're fighting Marisa? What are you, stupid? ...nevermind."

    Ten Desires 
  • Ten Desires' soundtrack has two "layers" to it: the normal versions, and the Spirit World versions, played when you enter the game's Trance Mode. Playing them both together makes the themes that bit more awesome.
  • The first stage's theme, "Night Cherry Blossoms of Dead Spirits" is strikingly beautiful, especially the piano. You'd only expect to hear a piece like this during the final stages.

    Hopeless Masquerade 

    Double Dealing Character 

    Impossible Spell Card 

    Urban Legend in Limbo 

    Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom 
  • The main menu theme "The Space Shrine Maiden Appears" sounds strange and fantastical, readying you for the journey to come.
  • The first stage theme, "Unforgettable, The Nostalgic Greenery has an alien feeling, reminiscent of the PC-98 days.
  • By 12 May (which is the second day after the demo release), there was already a well-done piano arrange by Komeiji Records of "The Rabbit Has Landed", the boss theme for the Stage 1 Boss, Seiran. This 8-bit arrange was published on the same day as the demo release.
    • Like techno with your jazz? Jericho's Law has your back.
    • TatshMusicCircle serves an electric METAL RABBIT with a surprising guitar accompaniment.
    • Combining tango, waltz, and bossa nova is the amazingly upbeat and danceworthy Strawberry Tango by Ringing Volcano, which mixes this theme with September Pumpkin.
  • Going to the secret base by the lake in the Youkai Mountain, we are treated to "The Lake Reflects the Pure Moonlight". The heavy atmosphere of the theme is also present in this 8-bit remix.
  • From the demo, it looks like Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom will be a ton harder than the other games. Not surprising, then, that "September Pumpkin", only the Stage 2 boss theme, is awesome enough for a final boss battle.
  • The third stage in the Dream World brings "The Mysterious Shrine Maiden Flying Through Space" and a sense of flying through fantasy.
  • Doremy Sweet, the stage 3 boss, has "Eternal Spring Dream". It certainly sounds very dreamy. Melodic Taste, on the other hand, turns it into a bombastic arrangement worthy of an orchestra.
  • The fourth stage theme, "Frozen Eternal Capital", lonely and cold as well as very mysterious. It really makes you wonder "What happened here?". It also bears a similar feel to Imperishable Night's stage 4 theme to tie in the lunar feel both games bore.
    • This orchestral arrangement from the circle Melodic Taste ironically conveys quite a bit of life as well as triumph and calm.
    • If you like piano, then have a lovely piano arrange by Aka Kyuketsuki.
  • The theme of the fourth stage boss Sagume Kishin, "The Reversed Wheel of Fortune" is strange and off-putting, and invokes a sense of power. Fitting, given she is a Lunarian with a terrible power.
  • The stage five theme, "Faraway 380,000 Kilometer Voyage" is quite literally out of this world. And again, trust Melodic Taste to remix it to yet another orchestral classic.
  • Clownpiece clowns around to her powerful, yet silly leitmotif "Pierrot of the Star-Spangled Banner".
    • For a more dignified remix, CarrotWine provides a powerful orchestral arrangement to enjoy.
    • One Youtuber played the tune on an actual accordion, and it's magnificent.
      Youtuber: It's like this song was made to be played with this instrument.
    • What would happen if you mix tango, swing jazz, classical tunes, and electronic mixes into a song? You'll get SWING HOLIC's amazingly energetic and head-bopping CLOWNPIECE.
    • WARNING! is a great remix. Funnily enough, the entire thing is rendered in Engrish.
    • +TEK's arrangement of Clownpiece's theme from his third arrangement album: "Phantasmagoria of F.M." is simply sublime. Having a distinct inspiration on arcade shooters from the 90's, thanks to the FM Synthesis audio, it has a very peculiar sound that gets you pumping into the powerful beat.
  • Over the Sea of Tranquility, "The Sea Where the Home Planet is Reflected", the final stage theme, perhaps the most beautiful and tragic ever composed. And while the original might be sad, this remix turns it instead into a triumphant march.
  • Reprising the stage theme, the simple elegance, and straight-forward raw power of the final boss track; "Pure Furies ~ Whereabouts of the Heart".
    • Here is a piano-only version. As with everything piano-only it sounds a lot sadder and more tragic than the original which considering Junko's history is entirely appropriate.
    • An epic orchestra arrange by crescentia that starts low and slow, but eventually picks up its power without going overboard.
    • Another orchestral arrange that goes full-power from the start and never lets up.
    • A techno arrange that will induce even more sweat than fighting against Junko herself on Lunatic difficulty would, while staying true to the "spacey" sound of the original.
    • Yet another orchestra arrange, this time going strong with the string intruments and powerful trumpets.
    • It really says something about the song's sheer power when an 8-bit Gameboy remix still sounds like a Pokemon Champion battle in terms of epicness.
    • A beautiful orchestra-metal arrange with Chinese lyrics here.
    • And now, something to rock out to.
    • One Youtuber changes the melody into something somber and powerful, slowly raising the emotions of tune into a beautiful, yet melancholic expression of Junko's rage and sadness.
    • Toa joins Yuuhei Satellite with a techno-rock performance in "Someone lying within my heart". Her vocals are so well-received, she got invited to a collaboration between the circle and Active NEETs' symphony, uplifting the song into a more solemn experience as the two circles provide both a vocal version and an orchestral version.
  • The Extra Stage theme, "A Never-Before-Seen World of Nightmares", sets an ominous yet energetic tone for the long and difficult road ahead, as well as the dreaded rematch with Doremy.
  • Hecatia Lapislazuli's theme, "Pandemonic Planet", has a mischievous and chaotic tone to it. Partially through the song, there's a pause followed by a more dramatic and energetic melody—which usually coincides with the first time Junko hops in for her turn during the battle.

    Antinomy of Common Flowers 
  • Yukari's boss theme The Yorimashi Sits Between Dream and Reality ~ Necro-Fantasia which takes cues from both Charming Dominion, Necro-Fantasy, and of course Necrofantasia to make a foreboding remix that perfectly illustrates the mystique and power of the Youkai Sage.
  • Yukari brings back the ominous and chaotic Night Falls ~ Evening Star, this time taking cues from the fan remix heard in Concealed the Conclusion and dialing up the psychedelic factor.
  • "Tonight Stars an Easygoing Egoist (Live ver.) ~ Egoistic Flowers" the boss theme against the Yorigami sisters, a nearly 4 minute ballad performed live in-universe by the Prismriver Sisters and Raiko and incorporates the musical styles of each for a song so energetic that the track is backed by the cheers of the concert attendees.
  • Tenshi is back and has brought both her battle theme and her pre-battle theme back with her. But not before giving the former a catchy jazzy remix for this game while the latter gets the former's heavenly style.
  • The ending theme, Floating with the Tide is a beautiful melancholic piano tune. Thus ends this incident of flawless possession.

    Hidden Star in Four Seasons 

    Violet Detector 
  • The title screen envelops us in an eerie and ominous mood befitting of an occultist with Diary of Nightmares. Odyssey & The DNA Team deliver an amazing Villain Song for the Dream Selves with Nightmares.
  • The first week's theme, Lucid Dreamer is rather otherworldly and somewhat off-putting.
  • The third week's theme, Nightmare Diary, makes you feel as if you're stuck in nightmare upon nightmare with no escape.

    Wily Beast and Weakest Creature 

     Gouyoku Ibun 

    Unconnected Marketeers 
  • The title theme, "A Rainbow Spanning Gensokyo", is one of the calmest title themes in the series, perfectly fitting this game's lighter tone.
  • The Stage 3 theme, "The Perpetual Snow Of Komakusa Blossoms", is one of the happiest and most upbeat themes in the series, mostly due to being one of the few Touhou songs in a major key.
    • Komakusa Jazz by Broken Moon is a wonderful, mellow arrangement of this theme. It captures the same feelings of the original stage 3 theme perfectly.
    • Here's a mashup with "Snow Halation". The similarities between the two songs allow them to mash up smoothly.
  • Sannyo's theme, "Smoking Dragon", is shockingly intense and climactic for a third boss theme, even using the "Theme Of Eastern Story" leitmotif for a lot of its melody. Roar, Eternal Flame! by Karasu turns this song into a really good symphonic metal piece. It feels lighter than the boss theme, yet still epic at the same time.
  • The Stage 4 theme, "The Obsolescent Industrial Remains", uses guitar and flute to great effect to create the feeling of traveling through a mineshaft. Maritsumi has a good arrangement of this theme called Industrial Remains; it's an electronic instrumental piece with drum and bass elements. It reflects the same sense of calmness seen in the original, while also adding a hint of danger. The violin part is also good.
  • Misumaru's theme, "Ore from the Age of the Gods", has a steady intensity combined with mystery to reflect the fact that you're battling a very old god.
  • The Stage 5 theme, "The Long-Awaited Oumagatoki", sets the atmosphere as the late evening of the stage with the sun shining under a red sky transitions to the beautiful night sky of the stage's latter portion.
  • Megumu's theme, "Starry Mountain of Tenma", is an impressive-sounding and bombastic, yet mysterious track for one of the proudest and most cunning of tengu. Very fitting for a night under the stars.
  • The Stage 6 theme, "Lunar Rainbow", is a stunningly beautiful buildup to the final boss with some insane piano riffs. It's also the first Stage 6 theme since "Ten Desires" to not use the final boss's leitmotif.
    • Maritsumi is back again with another great drum and bass arrangement, Luna Rainbow. It captures the same feeling as the original stage theme, but at a slightly more upbeat pace.
  • Chimata's theme, "Where Is That Bustling Marketplace Now ~ Immemorial Marketeers" is one of the most experimental final boss themes, jumping between melodies at a frantic pace befitting the game's chaotic final battle.
    • Chocofan made a great electronic arrangement, LunaRainbow~marketeer, released only a day after the game's official release! The cheering (or choir?) samples at the start are magnificent, and the vocals are nice as well.
  • The Extra Stage theme, "The Great Fantastic Underground Railway Network", amps up the tension by using most of the game's prominent instruments.
  • Momoyo's theme, "The Princess Who Slays Dragon Kings", is one of the most upbeat extra boss themes in the whole series with a triumphant chorus that signals the end of the game proper.
    • Chocofan made another good arrangement, Mining & Eating, that sounds somewhere between rock and Eurobeat. It feels like you want to drift to it, and it's very catchy as well.
    • Clumsy Record has a great hardcore techno arrangement, Break Centipede. It feels like it'd go hard at a rave.

Alternative Title(s): Touhou Project Modern Windows Era