Bell of Avici ~ Infinite Nightmare – Double Spoiler ~ Touhou Bunkachou

About game/music

This is “Bell of Avici ~ Infinite Nightmare” from shoot ’em up video game “Double Spoiler ~ Touhou Bunkachou“(2010 PC) created by ZUN.
This is composed by ZUN (Team Shanghai Alice).

This title is the 12.5th in the Touhou series.
The main character, Aya Shameimaru(射命丸文), a newspaper reporter, covers the events of Gensokyo(幻想郷), the familiar setting of the series.
The game system follows that of the 9.5th title, “Touhou Bunkachou ~ Shoot the Bullet.“(2005 PC).

Analyzing

overall

  • The 6th note of the minor scale does not appear in the melody. This is a characteristic of songs in the Touhou series.
  • It has the power of a pentatonic, but also has sentiment because of the 2nd note.

bar 2~3

  • bVI-bVII-i
    • This is a chord progression frequently used in the Touhou series.
    • The forceful ascending of each whole note toward the tonic gives the feeling of reaching a climax.
    • other examples are the following songs.

bar 22, 23

  • A rhythm using dotted notes. This is also often seen in the Touhou series.