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Arisen Anew

By Tensei (Bandcamp, SoundCloud, Tumblr, YouTube).
Cover art by vorpos (Tumblr).
Released 3/14/2011.
Art released 10/25/2017.
Duration: 2:55.

Listen on Bandcamp or YouTube.

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Lyrics:

Toki no hime wa inu wo tometa
Toki no hime wa inu wo tometa
Toki no hime wa inu wo tometa
Toki no hime wa inu wo tometa
(The princess of time stopped the dog)

People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually—from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint—it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff.

Toki no hime wa inu wo tometa
Toki no hime wa inu wo tometa
Toki no hime wa inu wo tometa
Toki no hime wa inu wo tometa
Toki no hime wa inu wo tometa
Toki no hime wa inu wo tometa
Toki no hime wa inu wo tometa
Toki no hime wa inu wo tometa

Artist commentary:

Tensei:

(Aradia's Homecoming)

When I made this track, I kinda felt like Aradia needed a new, very upbeat theme song for her god-tier dreamself to contrast her previous emotionless ghostly/robotic self. This song is also supposed to kinda chronicle her change from robot to god tier, which is reflected in the Vocaloid voice becoming gradually less robotic, and the introduction of more and more acoustic instruments as the song goes on, while the synthesizers take a backseat.

Radiation noted that the start of the song somewhat resembles the song "Fly Away Now" from the anime Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, which, for once, wasn't intentional, but is still quite appropriate, as both songs describe a transformation sequence.

Stylistically this song is really all over the place; I drew inspiration from Eurobeat, Dance, Shibuya-kei, Disco, Acid Jazz and even chiptunes, but I tried to all mold it into a distinct personal style of electronic music, rather than basing it on a single artist or song.

The voice sample is from the Dr. Who episode "Blink".

Coincidentally, the album version of this song is actually a version that was remastered at a lower volume level to fit in better with the album. The original versions (i.e. the versions that I mastered myself) of "Arisen Anew" and "She's a Sp8der" will be available for free in 192 kbps mp3 format on my tindeck account.

Toby Fox:

So why start with this track? Tensei's album was last, so starting with another solid track by him starts us off with a good impression and holds the listener up from where they were. It's almost like an unofficial continuation of his album's narrative this way... sorta like musical fanfiction, I guess.

That, and the whole song kinda reminds me of an anime opening where Aradia undergoes a 3 minute transformation into a maid costume. Please imagine this.

Homestuck:

(original track art)

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