Sunday, September 25, 2011

Yuuki Aoi, Tomatsu Haruka On Shoujobyou's Latest Album

Yuuki Aoi and Tomatsu Haruka will be the spoken voices on the new album by the performance music group Shoujobyou 少女病("Girl Disease").

Shoujobyou produces a big sound featuring mythic stories sung by two women, with an orchestra built around twelve violins, and including narration by seiyuus. Previous seiyuus have included Sawashiro Miyuki, Ono Daisuke, Toyosaki Aki, and Hanazawa Kana.

Shoujobyou began as a doujin (self-released) group, but seems to have become Lantis's answer to one of Ao-chan's favorite groups, Sound Horizon. And in addition, it does anime and game music, such as an ED for Katanagatari.

The new album was released at Comiket last month, and is one of the group's own doujin works, rather than a Lantis album.  Here are a couple of samples from tracks on the album, which is called Melophobia of the Holy Relics 聖骸メロフォビア.

The first is called "Flower Shaking in Ecstasy on High":

The second is "Rusty Red":


Andrew said...

Do you think those violinists are the same ones that often perform on Minorin's songs?

Arabesque said...

The samples sound very nice. I certainly hope the group gets more and does more work for anime. Do you know where I might be able to buy the album? (I can't find it on playasia or cdjapan)

In other news, Ao-chan seems to have been getting more and more music related work, since she's also set to sing a Cover for Card Captor Sakura's 3rd OP (Platinum) for the Kaminomi Character Album. It'll be interesting to see how that turns out.

hashi said...

@Andrew -- The answer is yes, I discover. A guy called Muroya Kouichirou plays strings on Contact, Parade, and Sing All Love. And one of two string groups on Melophobia is the "Great Teacher Muroya" strings. Minorin works with Lantis, just as Shoujyobyou does.

@Arabesque -- It came out as doujin music at Comiket, so it is not available from the usual sources. I see a copy on Yahoo Japan auctions. And it has also shown up on Tokyo Toshokan as a torrent (search 少女病).