群青リボン

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群青リボン (gunjou ribon) are a 3 piece Touhou band arrangement circle known for their Touhou Rock arrangements.

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A short sample of 戦場のゼロ距離恋愛 from the album 黎明日記 released in mid 2015, the song is arranged by 樹揚げ featuring his vocals & guitar, bass by にぃいち, and drums by たかちゃん.
A short sample of 星に沈む from the album 抱壊とフィクション released in mid 2012, the song features vocals by 樹揚げ and is performed by the 4 original members of 群青リボン.

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Dates
2011 - present
Website
群青リボン official website
群青リボン official blog: 群青日和
Genre
Vocal, Rock
Members
樹揚げ (zyuage) - Arrangement, Guitar, Vocal, Lyrics, Illustration (twitter)
にぃいち (nixichi) - Bass, Lyrics (twitter)
たかちゃん (taka-chang) - Drums (twitter)
Former Members
ルコ (ruko, aka ルコッテイ) - Arrangement, Guitar, Vocals, Lyrics (2011-2013)

Description

群青リボン (gunjou ribon lit. "ultramarine ribbon") are a 3 piece Touhou band arrangement circle known for their Touhou Rock arrangements. Arrangements by the circle have improved significantly since their first single released in 2011, this is due in part to the individual members becoming more skilled musicians and experienced arrangers, but is also due to the great improvements the band has made in the recording and sound engineering of their music. A notably change would take place in the circle's mixing style from 2014 to 2015 and would be exemplified by the release of 黎明日記, in addition to the general improvement in fidelity, vocals were also moved slightly further from the foreground and an out-of-focus mixing style would be more regularly used to further weave the vocals into the surrounding arrangement. Vocals for 群青リボン are provided by 樹揚げ, who acts as the their lone arranger and guitarist, he was also credited with most of the circle's lyrics until the role of lyricist was taken over almost entirely by bassist にぃいち in 2014. Even though 樹揚げ may take on many creative roles within the circle, 群青リボン is not a one one-man effort or a duo, but a band, and the contributions of にぃいち and たかちゃん as the bassist and drummer of that band have helped give the circle a level of authenticity in their instrumentation that surpasses many of their contemporaries.

Initially the band also featured a 4th member named ルコ, but in 2013 it was announced that she would be leaving the band due to her increasingly busy scheduled, she had been placed in a difficult situation by continuing to contribute to albums and perform during live shows but 群青リボン made it clear in their announcement that life should always come first in such situations.[1] ルコ's role in the band overlapped in many ways with 樹揚げ's as she also arranged themes, played guitar and sang, but despite this her absence was felt on the album (リトルライムライト) released shortly after her departure was announced. Her departure also complicated, but did not denture live performances, and since 2013 群青リボン has relied on other circles friendly with the band for support during live shows,[2][3] since her departure ルコ has been credited with a special thanks on every album release by the circle.

The circle's main discography is broken up neatly into singles and albums, with tracks from singles usually being featured on subsequent albums, although not always. In addition to their main discography, the circle has also released a handful of collaboration albums with other circles (see other works section) and contributed to albums released under a collaborative circle called mmm, of which 群青リボン is a member alongside Moja stick, 深夜放送, ごりら公園 and TV SHOP ON THE SECOND FLOOR. A number of guest arrangements have also been contributed to albums released by other circles (see guest arrangement section), some of which were later re-recorded and featured in their main discography while many others were not. Despite never appearing in their main discography, 樹揚げ's hand drawn illustrations have been used for their miscellaneous singles (see other works section) and as album covers for several other circles, notable examples include the album covers of 8686m, the album 騒想者たち, and the album mmm+. 群青リボン's blog is called 群青日和 and features news regarding the circle including event attendance, live shows, and setlists.

Associated circles include ノーストリリア, まゆげストリーム, 味ノ素密売所, Moja stick, ごりら公園 and 8686m.


Discography

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初染E.P.
Release date: 2011-05-08 (Reitaisai 8)
1st Single
A single featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Imperishable Night, Scarlet Weather Rhapsody and Undefined Fantastic Object. Half it's tracks would be re-recorded for the album リトルライムライト.

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story's sequel / endroll
Release date: 2011-08-13 (Comiket 80)
2nd Single
A short 2 track single featuring vocal arrangements of themes Embodiment of Scarlet Devil and Perfect Cherry Blossom. It's 2nd track would be re-recorded for the album リトルライムライト.

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抱壊とフィクション
Release date: 2012-05-27 (Reitaisai 9)
1st Album
An album featuring Lotus Land Story, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Mountain of Faith and Subterranean Animism. It is the last album to feature former member ルコ.

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リトルライムライト
Release date: 2013-05-26 (Reitaisai 10)
2nd Album
An album featuring vocal arrangements of themes from vocal arrangements of themes from Mystic Square, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Imperishable Night, Mountain of Faith and Subterranean Animism, as well as an original instrumental composition.

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憂染E.P.
Release date: 2014-05-11 (Reitaisai 11)
3rd Single
A single featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Mountain of Faith, Undefined Fantastic Object and Perfect Memento in Strict Sense. It features 2 tracks that would be re-recorded for the album 黎明日記 and 2 tracks unique to the single.

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黎明日記
Release date: 2015-08-14 (Comiket 88)
3rd Album
An album featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Imperishable Night, Mountain of Faith, Subterranean Animism and Perfect Memento in Strict Sense.

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F
Release date: 2016-05-08 (Reitaisai 13)
4th Single
A short 2 track single featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Subterranean Animism.

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夢の底
Release date: 2018-05-06 (Reitaisai 15)
4th Album
An album featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Mountain of Faith, Subterranean Animism, Undefined Fantastic Object, Ten Desires and Double Dealing Character.

Other Works

Non-Touhou

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Release date: 2012-10-28 (M3-30)
An original compilation album featuring vocal and instrumental compositions, it is the one of two simultaneously released albums to feature original compositions by a number of Touhou Rock arrangement circles, the other being mmm.
Touhou Related

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She Abjure Narcotic Magic And Jocose Obbligato
Release date: 2011-10-16 (Touhou Kouroumu 7)
A collaboration album with 味ノ素密売所 featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Mystic Square, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night and Phantasmagoria of Flower View.

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filling the unhappy blue
Release date: 2014-12-29 (Comiket 87)
A collaboration album with 朝焼けにて群青 featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream and Phantasmagoria of Flower View.

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上海幻想青信号
Release date: 2016-05-08 (Reitaisai 13)
A collaboration album with SNOWBLUE featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom and Double Dealing Character.
Misc Singles & Demos

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☆なな☆じゅう☆そう☆
Release date: 2011-05-08 (Reitaisai 8)
A bonus CD distributed alongside sales of the circle's first single 初染E.P. featuring arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Immaterial and Missing Power and Mountain of Faith.

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ジャケの入稿が間に合わなかったので急遽ライブ会場限定
A miscellaneous single released at an unknown date.

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会場限定CD
A miscellaneous single featuring arrangements of themes from Imperishable Night and Subterranean Animism, several of it's tracks would be featured on the album 黎明日記 released in 2015.

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reborn as right
Release date: 2016-08-20 (bluepathfesta)
A miscellaneous single released at a live performance, it notably features a re-recording of 星に沈む.

Guest Arrangements

References