Tenjou tenge

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X↑X↓

Song Information

Artist: DJ TECHNORCH
Composition/Arrangement: DJ TECHNORCH
Vocals: Uchuu☆kurage
BPM: 172
Length: 2:04
Genre: 新世紀進歩的羽扇子音楽
VJ: XTC
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 22 PENDUAL
Other Music Game Appearances: None.

Lyrics

Game Size

Japanese

これより、召喚魔法を詠・唱するー!

出たよ・・・テクノウチだよ・・・

Somebody Scream!

それではちょっとコマーシャル♪

出たよ・・・またテクノウチだ・・・

Romaji

kore yori, shoukan mahou wo ei·shou suru-!

de tayo...TECHNORCH dayo...

Somebody Scream!

sore dewa chotto COMMERCIAL♪

de tayo...mata TECHNORCH da...

Long Version

Japanese


21世紀、彗星の如く舞い降りた、beatmania界の虎!
この汚れた世界を浄化するためにこの身を削っていざ呼ばん!
いでよ~!テクノウチ~!

これより、召喚魔法を詠・唱するー!

それではちょっとコマーシャル♪

出たよ・・・テクノウチだよ・・・

Somebody Scream!

それではちょっとコマーシャル♪

出たよ・・・またテクノウチだ・・・

うわあ、廿先輩、フルコンですね!

Somebody Scream!

また変なのが出てきたよ・・・

これより、召喚魔法を詠・唱するー!

いでよ~!テクノウ…
出たよ・・・またテクノウチだ・・・

Song Connections / Remixes

  • X↑X↓ might be a sequel to DJ TECHNORCH's earlier beatmania IIDX song 廿. Both songs have the same music genre and similar samples (though X↑X↓'s are less distorted).
  • A long version of X↑X↓, titled X↑X↓ (Titanium Sisters Long Version), can be found on the beatmania IIDX 22 PENDUAL ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK album.

Trivia

  • According to DJ TECHNORCH, X↑X↓'s genre, 新世紀進歩的羽扇子音楽, is read as "Newskool Hardcore Rave".
  • When X↑X↓ is played on beatmania IIDX, the arcade LED ticker displays "X7XL".
  • X↑X↓ is read as "tenjou tenge" (天上天下, meaning "Heaven and Earth") in Japanese; X being the Roman number for ten and 上 and 下 being the Japanese characters for "up" and "down" respectively [1].
    • 天上天下 is also the name of a short novel that DJ TECHNORCH uploaded to his website in February of 2015. Various soundbites that can be heard in the full version of X↑X↓ are also present in the novel.
  • As of November 20th, 2014, X↑X↓'s Double ANOTHER chart has been unlocked for normal play in beatmania IIDX 22 PENDUAL.
  • X↑X↓ was one of the last non-BEMANI crossovers on the default beatmania IIDX 22 PENDUAL songlist to receive song comments on the official PENDUAL website, the others being Sometimes feat. Kanae Asaba and もっと!モット!ときめき feat. 松下. It received song comments on May 20th, 2015.
  • X↑X↓ is available in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS as part of beatmania IIDX INFINITAS 楽曲パック vol.9.

Song Production Information

DJ TECHNORCH

I have no dream.


I first participated in the production of beatmania in 2007. Although I started listening to electronic music because of the influence of beatmania and later started to make music, I didn't choose to compose music because I wanted to compose for beatmania. I think those who have played beatmania have the idea of composing for beatmania. The situation did not change until the appearance of SOUND VOLTEX in recent years. In short, for me who was still addicted to the beatmania and DanceDanceRevolution series from 1999 to 2000, I didn't think about it.
In 2007, two of my tracks were suddenly included in beatmania. At that time, I was really impressed. At the time, my goal was to receive commissions for some manuscripts, and I really wanted it! My goals have changed all the time, such as publishing a CD myself, which seemed impossible at the time, but was unexpectedly achieved later. When I think about it later, it's just nothing more than this, but I often seem clueless until it is about to be realized.
In 2007, my biggest goal was to "go to work in an ordinary company." I used to repeat grades and stayed at home for many years. It was difficult for me to find a job, not to mention that my grades were also poor because of the grades.


Perhaps I have a dream.


All in all, I just want to be an ordinary person and spend my whole life in a normal and old-fashioned way, as the country expects to live in a single-family villa with my wife and children in the suburbs (I hope to have two children, and for wife? One is enough), and to live the life of an ordinary company employee. It's really hard to live a normal life, but this is what I wanted anyway.
I wanna become ordinary.
Although I studied science and engineering in my university life, I don't like the work that requires technical skills. Someone once asked me why not try "creative work", but for me who wants to live a normal life, this is an impossible option. (Although it seems that the invitation is taken for granted now, there is nothing wrong with it.)
I wanted to say: Compose music for beatmania is something that is far beyond my dream. It's as if I joined a baseball club in high school that never participated in the Koshien Championship, then desperately practiced pitching in order to become a starter, and suddenly I was told to be sent to the MLB. That kind of thing can't be called a dream at all, it's more touching than a dream. For me who only has a high school culture and intends to waste meaningless time alone, that kind of moving is all the meaning of staying at home for six or seven years. In other words, that's all.
Job search is an extremely cruel system. "What is your specialty?" "What are your achievements?" For me who is eager to "become ordinary", the only results in four years of college are "KAMAITACHI" and "METALLIC MIND", which have nothing to do with my major in fracture mechanics, and I don't have any ordinary experience like foreman or school festival hosts. For businesses, it is not clear whether these music results are useful. I just want to live a normal life, and I don't know how to use it, either. If my eloquence was better, I would probably know how to use these results to persuade metal processing companies, but I haven't, I just stuttered to introduce myself. The result is, of course, unqualified, unqualified, or unqualified. Now think about it, this was not a question during the interview. In the end, I stayed in the university for eight years (that was the longest term in school), but I still couldn't become ordinary.


I have no dream.


I wanna cross the Pacific Ocean, but erroneously reached the moon. I have nothing to do on the moon. I want to meet the long-awaited people and make remix for the long-awaited tunes. I have no desire for anything.
But even if I have no desire for anything, I will feel hungry and grow old. It's not that you can be complacent when you get to the moon, you can go all over the moon, or go to Mars, maybe you can stand outside the solar system... maybe a lot of people think that way. But there is nothing left for me to do. It's cold and makes me hibernate.


A few years later, thanks to the help of many people, I stood up again. The moon or Mars is too unrealistic, so consider a range of about a few meters under my feet so that a flashlight can be illuminated.
For myself in 2007, the music I produced must be "the only kind of music in the world". For some reason, I met friends because of music, and made friends to many of them during CD sales. In short, if I can't continue to make music, then I can only return to the once lonely world. So for me, music is a necessity for human beings, so I have to do "music that only I can make"... It is very hard to do, I always make music that no one has tried.
This is wrong. I just said, "It's not that you can be complacent when you get to the moon". But if I want to make "music that no one can do except me", this is too arrogant, it is wrong! When I realized and reflect on myself for this, it was five years after I started composing, and in these five years, I mistakenly thought that I was doing "music that only I can make". Under this condition, I can write two identical pieces of music, but I have to keep refreshing my records. This is very hard. After realizing and starting to reflect on this, making music became interesting to some extent, and it was good to think about the place where a few meters below my feet. Compared with the hell that once only wanted to update the new record of his own composition, it is indeed easier to consider only the present.


I have no dream.


However, it is still very happy to achieve the "small goal" in front of me. It's not unique, although it's not unusual, it's a range within a few meters of my feet. Until 2007, some of my tunes began to have Japanese song titles, and taking a step towards the world in front of me was also a source of pleasure. At the beginning, only a few scattered songs had Japanese titles, and then the entire album's songs were all in Japanese, and then they were sung in Japanese... The production of the rhythm is also slightly subtle with "ordinary Hardcore".
Imperceptibly, I no longer need a flashlight, because the sun is shining on the plain. Although it is still moving towards the small goal in front of me, what I can see is the farther shore and the farther sky. My goal is also getting bigger and bigger, no longer calculated in meters, I can leap in the field of vision, and aim for a larger world.
After that, all of my music will be in Japanese. Hell, which needs to constantly update its own personal records, is also over. The composition of music is not for the purpose of updating its own records, but because of the continuous emergence of various inspirations and memes. Not only inspiration from sound production, but also what the title of the song is and how to write the lyrics. For me, creating music is also fun. In the end, my music became a little different from the "ordinary hardcore" and I didn't know how to describe it. So I recovered my goal from outside the moon, Mars, and the solar system, and returned to the moon again.


Aims? Isn't that a dream?


When I realized this, my life was already full of dreams. Dreams often change quickly, so it doesn't matter that your original dream doesn't materialize. Act continuously for your dreams, but when you notice, your dreams have changed. If you continue to act, your dreams will continue to change, and when you notice, it is far beyond the original dream. Although the original dream has changed, there are still more dreams waiting for me.


Isn't this a dream come true?


The actions I made for my dreams may be exactly my experience of going to the game center every time when I was a student. As for "whether this matter is meaningful", it would not be known at the time. So, I think this way: Any second is not meaningless, every minute must have its meaning, it exists to realize my dreams and aspirations.
This "Tenjou tenge" is a collection of many dreams. For those who have been listening to my music since 2007, there may be some strange changes in words. Actually, it is just like what I said just now. It is the result of what I am trying to reach towards the target within a few meters of my foot. My dream may be ugly. There may be some changes in the appearance of TECHNORCH-shaped baked goods, but if you can taste the "dream" wrapped in it, maybe it should be delicious? Enjoy yourself.


I have dreams.

Video Production Information

None.

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
BEGINNER NORMAL HYPER ANOTHER LEGGENDARIA NORMAL HYPER ANOTHER LEGGENDARIA
Notecounts - 477 907 1485 - 559 1035 1658 -
beatmania IIDX 22 PENDUAL→Present - 5 8 11 - 5 9 12 -
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS - 5 8 11 - 5 9 12 -