Sound CYCLONE

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Sound CYCLONE preforming live at Flowering Night 2011. From left to right: sou, しゃばだば and witch.

Profile

Sound CYCLONE logo

Dates
2006 - present
Website
Sound CYCLONE official website
Genre
Vocal, Instrumental, Funk, R&B, Jazz
Members
しゃばだば (Shavadava) — Arrangement, Vocals, Guitar, Programming, しゃばだば's twitter
sou — Arrangement, Bass, Organ, Key, Programming
witch — Vocals, Chorus

Description

Sound CYCLONE is a circle who's music is primarily arranged in traditionally black music genres such as Funk, R&B & Jazz by members しゃばだば and sou with albums by the circle often featuring both female and male vocals contributed by members witch and しゃばだば respectively. While both しゃばだば and sou share similarities in their arrangement styles they differ in that しゃばだば tends to arrange Funk, R&B and Funk-Rock style arrangements while sou tends to arrange R&B and Jazz style arrangements.

Albums by the circle have will often featured arrangements and musical credits by friends of the circle, some of whom will also join the members of Sound CYCLONE durring live performances. Two of the oldest supporters of Sound CYCLONE who also frequently join the circle during live performances are "Crouch" who's guitar playing and arrangements are featured on almost every full length album released by the circle and "harapon" who's Saxophone and wind instrument playing is frequently featured. Drummer 山内陽一朗 and pianist 瀬田創太 will occasionally join sou on bass to perform trio jazz in addition to also acting as live support during performances. Trombone player はらだあやか & trumpet player ふじいそら also occasionally preform on albums by the circle in addition to acting as the brass section during live performances.

しゃばだば is credited with producing the Touhou Motetai series in addition to contributing arrangements to it himself.


Discography

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Night Flight E.P.
Release date: 2006-12-31 (Comiket 71)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom and Shuusou Gyoku. A short EP featuring tracks that would be released on Silhouette, 2 of which would be rerecorded and rearranged respectively for the release.

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Silhouette
Release date: 2007-12-31 (Comiket 73)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Shoot the Bullet, Shuusou Gyoku and Magical Astronomy. The last album to feature arrangements by ショウジオサム and also the first to feature bassist sou as an official member.

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The Time When Madder Red Burns E.P.
Release date: 2008-05-25 (Reitaisai 5)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom and Ragnarok Online. The first album to feature vocalist witch, the EP also feature 2 tracks that would be released on 逆光 -Silhouette of the Sound- 1 of which would be rerecorded in addition to instrumental versions of previously released songs.

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逆光-Silhouette of the Sound-
Release date: 2008-08-16 (Comiket 74)
An album featuring original instrumental compositions in addition to vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Shoot the Bullet and Mountain of Faith.

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Groove into the Night
Release date: 2009-03-08 (Reitaisai 6)
A live album featuring original vocal compositions in addition to vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Mountain of Faith, Mega Man 5 and Ragnarok Online.

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feat.RIZE
Release date: 2009-08-15 (Comiket 76)
An album featuring an original intro in addition to vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Mountain of Faith and Subterranean Animism. It features a number of arrangements done by members of other circles like Innocent Key and OTAKU-ELITE Recordings working with Sound CYCLONE.

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the uncertain midnight
Release date: 2010-09-19 (Reitaisai SP)
An album featuring original instrumental compositions in addition to vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Imperishable Night.

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fandasy
Release date: 2011-03-13 (Reitaisai 8)
An album featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Mountain of Faith and Undefined Fantastic Object. It is a compilation of Disco classics mixed with Touhou themes that also features arrangements from a number of other Touhou music circles.

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reflections -soundcyclone's BEST-
Release date: 2011-08-13 (Comiket 80)
A compilation album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night and Mountain of Faith. It features re-arrangements, re-masters and re-recordings unique to the album in addition to previously released tracks.

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Song Writer's Soul
Release date: 2011-10-30 (M3-28)
It is an original album featuring vocal and instrumental compositions.

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Sparkle!
Release date: 2012-05-27 (Reitaisai 9)
An album featuring original instrumental compositions in addition to vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Imperishable Night, Undefined Fantastic Object, Dolls in Pseudo Paradise, Magical Astronomy. The album features fewer Funk tracks than is common for the circle in addition to more Instrumental tracks and Jazz overtones than their other albums.

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サウンドサイクロンのみなさんのおかげでした
Release date: 2014-05-11 (Reitaisai 11)
A live DVD featuring original vocal compositions in addition to vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, Undefined Fantastic Object, Persona 3 and Persona 4.

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トウホウファンクラブ
Release date: 2015-08-14 (Comiket 88)
An album featuring an original vocal composition in addition to vocal arrangements of themes from Immaterial and Missing Power, Imperishable Night, Mountain of Faith, Subterranean Animism, Double Dealing Character and Retrospective 53 minutes.

Other Works

Non-Touhou
  • Re+Member released 2006-10-09 (M3-18) is an album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Ragnarok Online and is the circle's first album.
Touhou Related

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2 da Night
Release date: 2008-12-29 (Comiket 75)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Mountain of Faith and Persona4. Released as a preview of Sound CYCLONE's 2009 releases it features one live track unique to the album and 2 that would appear on other albums.

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ShavaCover
Release date: 2010-03-14 (Reitaisai 7)
An album featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom and Imperishable Night. It features acoustic guitar covers of songs しゃばだば arranged or co-arranged.

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Fandasy air single
Release date: 2011-03-13 (Air Reitaisai 8)
An album featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Imperishable Night and Mountain of Faith. A free single featuring tracks from fandasy made available for download in response to Reitaisai 8 being rescheduled due to natural disaster.

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Red Zone
Release date: 2014-12-29 (Comiket 87)
An album featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Subterranean Animism. The album is a preview of トウホウファンクラブ and features 2 completed track and 1 demo.

Touhou Motetai

東方モテタイ (Touhou Motetai: モテ/Mote meaning: "to be popular, especially with the opposite sex" and the suffix タイ/たい/Tai meaning: "want to") is a series of 3 collaboration albums produced by しゃばだば and published by Sound CYCLONE with the album artist being listed as 東方モテタイ制作委員会 (Touhou Motetai Production Committee) all of which are available to download for free through the album's official webpages. The music for the albums is contributed by a number of different Touhou music circles and is of often comedic in nature, features primarily rock style arrangements in addition to a handful of other musical styles and features primarily male vocals.

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東方モテタイ
Release date: 2011-12-30 (Comiket 81)
An album featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Subterranean Animism, Undefined Fantastic Objectand Shuusou Gyoku.

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東方モテタイ2012
Release date: 2012-12-30 (Comiket 83)
An album featuring vocal arrangements of themes from Mystic Square, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night, Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Mountain of Faith, Subterranean Animism and Undefined Fantastic Object.

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東方モテタイ2013
Release date: 2013-12-30 (Comiket 85)
An album featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of themes from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, Imperishable Night and Phantasmagoria of Flower View.