Waxing and wanding

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waxing and wanding

Song Information

waxing and wanding's jacket.

Artist: 青龍
Composition/Arrangement: Seiryu
BPM: 191
Length: 2:05
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD
Other Music Game Appearances:


Are you ready?
Bass from outer s-, bass from outer s-
Are you ready?
[cut up sample] Brain power!


Song Connections / Remixes

  • A long version of waxing and wanding appears on the CARDINAL GATE conclusion album, included with beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD CS's special edition.
    • Another long version of waxing and wanding appears on starmine 青龍 DISC, the bonus disc of Ryu☆'s first album, starmine.
    • Yet another long version of waxing and wanding, titled waxing and wanding (BD MIX), appears on 青龍's first album, BLUE DRAGON. This version of the song has the whole intro removed.
  • A remix of waxing and wanding by kors k, titled waxing and wanding (kors k mix), also appears on Ryu☆'s first album, starmine.
  • Another remix of waxing and wanding by JAKAZiD, titled waxing and wanding (JAKAZiD's 新月 Remix), appears on the cyber beatnation 2 -Hi Speed conclusion- album.


青龍's CARDINAL GATE title card.
  • waxing and wanding is one of the four CARDINAL GATE EXTRA STAGE songs.
  • waxing and wanding's title refers to two phases of the moon, "waxing" (when it changes from new moon to full moon) and "waning" (from full moon to new moon).
    • The song was intended to be called "waxing and waning", but was accidentally submitted as "waxing and wanding", according to this interview.
  • Seiryu (青龍) is the Japanese name of Qinglong, a Chinese god that represents the east and the spring season.
  • The video features two embodiments of Seiryu, one being a blue dragon, and the other being a woman in kimono, resembling the woman in the video of 雪月花 (another Ryutaro Nakahara song with a GOLI video).
  • waxing and wanding is the second song of Lincle Link 5 to be unlocked in REFLEC BEAT limelight. It becomes available once Glass Level 25 has been reached.
  • waxing and wanding's jacket illustration is taken from the starmine 青龍 DISC CD.

Song Production Information


I love the moon.

Once when I was travelling to Europe, when we were flying over Siberia, the only thing floating up in an empty, and I mean truly empty, sky was a perfectly round moon. It looked just like a shimmering, perfectly round pearl. The nature of the air high in the atmosphere lent to the effect, and it traced out an arc in extremely high resolution. As I was watching this gem of the heavens and bathed in its almost mystical light, I fell into the impression that all of my everyday cares were being healed.

This image is burned deep into my retinas.

This wonderful voyage occurred four months after I finished this song.
What!? Yes, that's right. Four months after. Almost exactly.
The passage before was just making up an image. Sorry. I'll reflect on what I've done.
As I made this song, I was thinking lots of exuberant thoughts like "Oh~, the moon. It's awesome~! So fabulous!"

Yes. That's right! It was four months after. I just grew a little bit, is all.
Don't make me say it over and over again.

Well, thank you so very much for having a look again today. This has been Seiryuu, and now everything is exposed.

For some reason, T called this song "wowow".
Maybe it doesn't abbreviate very well, I just don't get it, it's just one thing after another ...

And so, with everything exposed, this is Sei ... huh? Hey, I told you, it was four months later!
Four months later, and not a centimeter more! Get serious, I'm gonna get mad!

Video Production Information


Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12.
REFLEC BEAT to groovin'!! Upper difficulty rated from 1 to 10+, and from 1 to 12 from VOLZZA onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

beatmania IIDX

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Beginner Normal Hyper Another Normal Hyper Another
Notecounts 281 658 997 1457 647 966 1399
beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD→14 GOLD - 7 10 11 7 10 12
beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS→Present - 7 10 11 7 10 ↓11
beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD CS 3 7 10 11 7 10 11
beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST 3 7 10 11 7 10 11


Game Level
Basic Medium Hard Special
Notecounts 144 381 678
REFLEC BEAT limelight→Present 3 7 10
REFLEC BEAT plus 3 7 10
CARDINAL GATE EXTRA STAGEs CONTRACT - Ganymede - waxing and wanding - 華蝶風雪
Lincle Link #5
beatmania IIDX Songs ビューティフル レシート - Flip Flap - Castle on the Moon - TITANS RETURN - quaver♪
REFLEC BEAT Songs The Sampling Paradise - waxing and wanding - EXUSIA - 灼熱Beach Side Bunny - 天空の夜明け