This was actually a song that I’d been working on for around two years, but after fixating on it too much I eventually decided to redo the entire thing from scratch, so this was the result. The theme is “repeatedly reflecting on things that aren’t here anymore”.
The VY2 in the picture is based off of my own concept (pardon the clumsy scribble)
and the design (named “Moon’s Scion”) used in the video was by ctrlkun.
The design is in the same vein as Story Teller and Lore Reader, and represents “the strength that supports the illuminating light”. As you can see, Lore Reader herself is in the picture as well. There was actually a more explicit story and setting in the original drafts for the song, but I eventually decided to leave it more ambiguous, so please feel free to decide for yourself what connection there might be to Starlight Mist or the other relevant songs, or if you believe there’s even a connection at all.
The art for the video was by oxymoroff. Thank you!
The album will be sold at this year’s Spring (April 30, 2017) M3 doujinshi event at the Tokyo Ryutsu Center, booth ク-33z. You can also place a preorder for mail delivery at BOOTH (for Japanese residents) or Isukado (for overseas customers).
This is COSMOCRYSTAL II‘s “Side Blue”; I’ll also be participating in “Side Red”, which is planned for release later this year.
Please take a look at the album if you’re interested, and look forward to the rest!
The theme of this song is “to you, whom I received everything from and gave nothing to”.
For certain reasons, I wrote the lyrics in Japanese for the first time in a long while. The quality of the lyrics isn’t anything I’d consider at the level of what I could do in English, but I hope the feelings in the lyrics get across.
Because this was my first time using KAITO’s V1, I’d like to develop my ability to tune/mix/master him further in the future.
The illustration was done by hyoujisama (Winter), while Winter, Aaron, Geiky, and ももかれ (Momokare) corrected any outstanding errors they found in the lyrics. Thank you to all of you.
Well, I think this is the kind of thing that’s happened to everyone at some point. You go to a new place or community, for the purpose of travel or whatever, only intending to stay for a short while, but it sits with you so well that even when you’ve ostensibly departed, you’ve left your heart behind…
In regards to this specific story, I actually came up with a really detailed backstory (which unfortunately couldn’t make it into the final product, although there are lots of little references to it), but in the end that’s the major theme I wanted to convey. As for what happens after this…does he move on and live a fulfilling life, keeping it only as a distant memory? Does he decide he can’t stand leaving so much that he cuts off his own life and returns right away? Or, perhaps, does he decide never to forget and to keep it in his heart, waiting to return when all is said and done…? I think it’d be better for everyone to decide what they think is best.
And so the theme is “the story of a person who was loved, and the people who gave that love”. I think it really is a wonderful thing to be loved.
For the Nico Nico Douga version I asked RelixirVII to assist me with the Japanese translation for the subtitles, while the art was by 山葵 (Wasabi). Thank you so much to both of you. In fact, I was a bit more ambitious with this song than usual and there were quite a few people who helped me out, so I’m really grateful.
A number of things happened this year, but as this was my most productive year to date in regards to music (five originals, one remake, and various WIPs) I decided I should probably be more detailed about each one. The following text will be a little long, so I apologize in advance.