Let me start off by saying that this is going to be one of those things I post whenever I can’t think of anything else because I don’t want this thing to be forgotten and die.
Let me also say that I am, by no means, a man who is good with musical terms. Expect confusion.
Did You See That Shadow? is the opening piece for Touhou 12.3 – Hisoutensoku and, by far, one of my favorite songs in the entire Touhou series. I have to say (and correct me if I’m wrong about the composer) that this is ZUN’s greatest piece of work.
As you listen to it, notice how it seems like a very ‘beginning’ piece of music. There’s a sense of adventure right from the introduction. The buildup gives a hint of power, and the steam whistle is where this feeling peaks.
This is the kind of music you listen to when you’re beginning something difficult or daunting. The cymbals (I believe they’re cymbals, anyway) also inspire a sense of power. Listen to this music for a while and you may feel a bit invincible, and you wouldn’t be alone.
And you know what? If you disagree with me, go ahead and let me know. What do you guys think is ZUN’s best, most empowering, etc piece of music?