Apr 17 2017

Raven’s Jig – Petit Chat Clandestin (off-vocal)

Lullaby of Deserted Hell is a waltz which is sure to stick to the mind of Touhou fans. The slightly cloudy, majestic and mysterious piano played by Onne inspired a specific painting in our mind, an alternate universe with a little girl with red hair, trapped in a cold Renaissance castle and bound by etiquette day and night, prevented from revealing her real nature… Docile like a cat with dormant fury inside; beware this seemingly harmless feline, and in the meantime, listen to the lullaby of her melancholy.

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Apr 01 2017

Raven’s Jig – The Heavyweight Experiment

Our usual style of music doesn’t give it away, but Onne has long been fascinated by Infected Mushroom and their groundbreaking music exploring sound beyond most musicians’ imagination, to create compositions encompassing thousands of atmospheres at once. Multicolored, trippy Heavyweight is, in our opinion, one of their finest pieces, so after a long while of admiration and consideration, we finally decided to give it a try. Contains a large variety of keyboards and bits of pieces of voice performances by both Onne and Agathe, completely unrecognizable at this point due to heavy sound distortion – in the true tradition from the masters themselves.

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Mar 11 2017

Raven’s Jig – One of Many

Raven’s Jig is proud to present this collaboration with Tarwe, who composed and arranged this beautiful piece. Onne and I were in charge of the lyrics and voice/music montage. We imagined a story to go along with the song’s sunny, yet deep-blue atmosphere. One of Many became the tale of a child pausing in an aquarium to look at the brightly-colored fish, with all the fascination and sheer appreciation of life’s wonders that comes with young age. Would you still stop and actually look at the riches of an aquarium, if you visited one today?

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Jan 24 2017

Raven’s Jig – Petit Chat Clandestin (on-vocal)

This is the on-vocal version of Raven’s Jig’s Petit Chat Clandestin interpreation. You can hear the off-vocal version if you click on this link.

Lullaby of Deserted Hell is a waltz which is sure to stick to the mind of Touhou fans. The slightly cloudy, majestic and mysterious piano played by Onne inspired a specific painting in our mind, an alternate universe with a little girl with red hair, trapped in a cold Renaissance castle and bound by etiquette day and night, prevented from revealing her real nature… Docile like a cat with dormant fury inside; beware this seemingly harmless feline, and in the meantime, listen to the lullaby of her melancholy.

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Jan 15 2017

Raven’s Jig – The Simple Life I want to have

Nostalgia, anyone? If you remember playing the original Sims game and spending hours building a house so you could hear the lovely music that went along, then this song is our present to you. Onne suddenly got reminded of this feeling while furniture-shopping. Thank you for this unexpected journey to the past, Ikea : you inspired us well, taking us back to the days where we could make our housing projects come true as we saw fit and see our little custom-made characters enjoy their simple lives.

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Jan 09 2017

Raven’s Jig – Soggy Cake (Macarthur Park)

Richard Harris’s MacArthur Park is a song about heartbreak. And parting. And striped pants and soggy cake. We couldn’t help but chuckle when we heard it the first few times. We felt so bad that we decided to take our good old piano out and make the most dramatic, heartfelt rendition we could. This is the story of soggy cake. Again. Oh no.

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Dec 12 2016

Raven’s Jig – Subterranean Sunshine (off-vocal)

This song is the rightful companion to Be of Tranquil Cheer (playing a Touhou stage song with French lyrics and an extra-peaceful arrange, see the post here as on-vocal and here as off-vocal) and Une Pile Atomique (playing an Utsuho Reiuji song in major instead of minor, with a childlike spirit in mind). The lyrics to this song, which melodically sounds like sunday morning sunshine, are meant to respond to the loving words contained in Be of Tranquil Cheer, with the two songs dialoguing with each other in caring unison.

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Oct 07 2016

Raven’s Jig – Kuroi Uta

We originally played this song as a request for a third party, and eventually fiddled with the idea of making our own vocal version for ourselves. Our beloved, atmospheric piano is joined by pressing drums underlining the drama and darkness within this song. The original lyrics were about dark fates and metamorphosis, taboos, black flowers and pages drenched in blood… But Agathe begged Onne to let her re-write lyrics about what she thought real darkness was like. So now this is a song about becoming an adult and parting from more and more loved ones as life goes on. As for which version is darker, this is for you to choose.

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Sep 07 2016

Raven’s Jig – Mahna Mahna (The question is, who cares?)

…We like this song. Who doesn’t. It got stuck in our head. We wanted to do it in our own way. We did it. We had fun. Need we say more?

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Aug 14 2016

Raven’s Jig – Nuclear Happiness

Crazy how turning a song from minor to major and choosing the right instruments changes the atmosphere drastically, right? The impressive, bodacious final boss theme from Touhou 11 – Subterranean Animism becomes a bundle of childlike fun, in which her protagonist, Utsuho Reiuji, gets to let her bird-brain personality shine innocently. Once again the lyrics follow the atmosphere of the instrumental, and simply tell the story of early school days’ shenanigans, from the point of view of the child herself.

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