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Song Information

Artist: TaQ
Composition/Arrangement: Taku Sakakibara
BPM: 155
Length: 1:59
Movie: VJ GYO
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 8th style
Other Music Game Appearances: None.



Song Connections / Remixes

  • symbolic is part of TaQ's "-ic" series of songs.
  • An extended live remix of symbolic appears on TaQ's bounce connected album.


  • symbolic is the only song part of the "-ic" series that has never appeared in a DanceDanceRevolution game.

Song Production Information


This song, which means symbolic, has the opposite meaning of abstract.
If a symbol is said to be a shape that represents a condition, this song is just a symbol dedicated solely to making the dancefloor go crazy.
The "-ic" techno trilogy concludes here.

Video Production Information


This is a really old story, but when I started going to club parties, the biggest impact I had was how people shook their bodies in different ways from live rock shows (even though they were all at the same event).
The explosions and vibrations made my skin shiver, but I felt that the path it was transmitted from was completely different.

During rock and hard rock concerts, your body becomes hot and shivers like taking a hot shower. And you feel your body being lifted up from above.

On the other hand, during clubs, especially techno themed, the heat is formed from inside your body and shivers like taking a cold bath. And you feel a different feeling, like your body was being pushed up from below.

From expressing such image, if the ultimate techno had a temperature, the water would be at a state near zero degrees.
However, I don't want the water to be as cold that freezes depending on the place or time. It's like choosing a person....

This "symbolic" is the ultimate cold water, like freezing to death if you don't move~, so people become motivated and dance even if they felt a bit of it.
It's very cold, but there are no chunks of ice, so you can move your body as much as you like and it feels the greatest.

The secret of antifreeze is in the sound tone. I think. If the rhythm is water, the sound tone is antifreeze.
If it sounds familiar, you'll completely freeze. If it's too new, the water temperature won't decrease...

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 7+ in 8th and 9th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in 11 IIDX RED, and 1 to 12 from 12 HAPPY SKY onward.

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts - 734 952 1138 - 936 1152 - -
beatmania IIDX 8th style→9th style - 6 7+ N/A - 7 7+ - -
beatmania IIDX 10th style→11 IIDX RED - 6 8 N/A - 7 8 - -
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→Present - 6 ↑9 10 - ↑8 ↑10 - -
beatmania IIDX 8th style CS - 6 7+ 7+ - 7 7+ - -
TaQ's "-ic" series of songs
Holic - stoic - symbolic