FLOWERS for ALBION
FLOWERS for ALBION
Song Connections / Remixes
- FLOWERS for ALBION was used as the ending theme of beatmania IIDX 4th style in ARCADE MODE.
- FLOWERS for ALBION was one of the possible choices of BEMANI transplants for fans to vote in DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME's development. The other candidates were Across the nightmare, Cat Song ～Theme of UPA, DJ BATTLE, Morning Music, THE SAFARI, Threshold Lebel, Waza, and WITHOUT YOU AROUND.
- FLOWERS for ALBION's title is a reference to Flowers for Algernon, a 1959 short story by Daniel Keyes.
Song Production Information
This song is for people who said that they liked Tangerine Stream. Because the schedule was so tight, I really wanted the production to be delayed, but KAGE forced me to finish on time. Although, I am glad I made it this song.
This song is often compared to Tangerine Stream, but there are considerable differences among the two.
First of all, Tangerine Stream was the first song made for a game, as FLOWERS for ALBION was the last.
So, Tangerine Stream had a very long production time, as FLOWERS for ALBION was only made in a few days.
Tangerine Stream was made for the ending, but was later added in as a freebie. FLOWERS for ALBION was made to be played normally in game, but was also used in the ending, etc.
Well, until the rhythm part comes in to this song, the BPM subtly changes.
Even though it is a little specialized, this time I reproduced 1/F, which I had a really good feeling about.
Those people who can outshine others during the first half of this song must have a similar feel of rhythm as me.
This is not a bad idea, and I wonder if it was suitable or not. For those who have not been able to match my feel of rhythm, I hope you can easily forgive me...
By the way, this song is named after VJ GYO. I wanted this song to be named after someone who gave me a lot of musical influence.
NAOKI, who was listening to similar music at the time, understood the attempt, and smiled to himself.
As the song become longer, I suddenly wanted to talk to some of my friends about its contents.
Video Production Information
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX to 10th style difficulty rated from 1 to 7+ (up to 9th style) or 8 (10th style), and from 1 to 12 from HAPPY SKY onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 4th style||-||1||5||-||1||5||-|
|beatmania IIDX 5th style→6th style||-||1||5||-||↑3||5||-|
|beatmania IIDX 17 SIRIUS→Present||-||↑2||5||-||↑5||↑7||-|
|beatmania IIDX 4th style CS||-||1||5||-||1||5||-|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS||-||2||5||-||5||7||-|