[The Wondrous Mystic Square]

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Original: Wondrous Romance ~ Mystic Square
From Touhou 5: Mystic Square
Main Menu Theme of Mystic Square
Composed by ZUN
Vanilla Remastering

This is easily one of my most favorite title themes, and the reason this is my first upload for 2016 is this is going to be treated as the "Main Menu" theme for Border of Fate 2016. It's also to showcase my synth instruments. I also wondered what this song would sound like if modern instrumentation was used, so I didn't really feel like playing around with its composition. That creative process is reserved for a different song that will be appearing sometime this week.

I feel the timbre of this particular remaster is rather soft and dreamlike, or wondrous, if not slightly haunting. Hence the name "The Wondrous Mystic Square". Mystic Square also holds a special place in my heart Touhou-wise; I feel it was the best PC-98 Touhou game, bar none. If not this game, Lotus Land Story is an extremely close second. Lotus Land Story and Mystic Square remain, in my honest opinion, the two darkest Touhou games ever created.

EDIT: Link to the original for comparision - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szhq0dV-szY

Link to my first Touhou arrangement on Newgrounds -

2016 is the perfect time to showcase how far I've come in terms of a musician. This is probably going to be the year I also feel ready to go all out and start making original songs on the side. I've been taking Music Theory throughout High School and I've begun to understand what makes a good song GOOD. Comparing my beginnings to now... It blows my mind how much I've grown. I've learned so much and it's thanks to the Newgrounds community giving me advice and tips on how to improve my craft. Newgrounds is basically the longest practice session for creating music I've ever had the pleasure of doing.

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Wow, you're still making more?
I thought you were done until I saw the three songs you had uploaded this year!

Anyway, nice song, tho I think the quality with this one is a lower than any other the songs you've made.
Time to wait here refreshing the page every now and then waiting for a new song.

MeisterMach5 responds:

Yeah, now that summer is hit, I sit around brainstorming possible ideas. I only post the content I think is presentable and I think is ready, so the long pauses between posts is because I want only the best to hit your ears lol

Never played Touhou, but wow this song is amazing!

MeisterMach5 responds:

Thank you very much! I'm thinking about putting a link to the original so newcomers like you can compare this to the original and hear how far the instrumentation has come and how true to the original I tried to make this sound.

I also highly recommend Touhou if you're into curtain shooting games or bullet hells. It's extremely engaging and is balls to the wall difficult, so it requires a bit of practice but the journey is a fantastic one. Even if you only get into the music, Touhou has a very welcoming community.

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Mar 13, 2016
8:06 PM EDT
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1 min 22 sec

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