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Fanart: St. Michael’s Music Academy ~Sunset Story~ (2017)

Following the release of St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side StoryMarking (Twitter: @mkdu_music) has announced a follow-up album, St. Michael’s Music Academy ~Sunset Story~ for release in 2017. Previously teased in the weeks leading to the launch of the St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story, the only information available is the above video and a tease of it being Marking’s largest project to date.

St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story, Marking’s most current release, is available now at Bandcamp.

Fanart: St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story Released

St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story, a compilation of remixes of A Kiss For The Petals music, has been released today by Marking (Twitter: @mkdu_music) on Bandcamp. The compilation includes re-releases of St. Michael’s Music Academy (originally released on 21 August 2011) and St. Michael’s Music AcademySide Story (originally released on 8 April 2012), and a third disc titled “+” with new tracks, artist commentary, and fan artwork. Each disc is offered on a name-your-price basis with previews available for all tracks.

St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story was released in commemoration of five years since the initial release of St. Michael’s Music Academy and the 10th anniversary of A Kiss For The Petals. Additionally, the descriptions for the first two discs are reviews I wrote for them on Petals’ Garden on their initial releases.

The track titled “Time in the Garden” on the + disc was created for an artwork and music anthology of A Kiss For The Petals fanworks titled Sonohana Fan Illustrations, which was sold at Girls Love Festival 9 on 26 May 2013. Marking was approached by Kamibukuro Works to produce a track for the anthology, which was exclusive to it until this release. See the previous post on this album for more information.

St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story is available now at Bandcamp.

Fanart: St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story (Updated 18 November 2016)

Marking (Twitter: @mkdu_music) has announced a re-release of St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story, a compilation of remixes of A Kiss For The Petals music. Originally released on 21 August 2011, this expanded version includes the original St. Michael’s Music Academy album, the added Side Story tracks (first released on 8 April 2012), and new content. The re-release is scheduled for 25 November 2016, five years after the initial release and in observance of the 10th anniversary of A Kiss For The Petals. The cover artwork by snowrinn (Twitter: @snowrinn) was published on 14 November 2016.

The album will be distributed on a name-your-price basis. Listeners will be able to pay any amount they choose, or none at all.

Update 18 November 2016: In an effort to allow fans to support the artists and obtain early access to the album, pre-orders are available for each disc. The minimum price is $1.00 for each disc, though the album will still be available at any price, including for free, on the release date of 25 November. Two tracks from each disc are available for preview in full. Additionally, the descriptions for the first two discs are reviews I wrote for them on Petals’ Garden on their initial releases.

Also announced is a new album scheduled for 2017. Aside from a blurred image of the cover, no other information was provided.

On 13 November 2016, samples of all three discs were published on SoundCloud. They are embedded below. The first is a sample of disc 1, and the second is a sample of discs 2 and 3.

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Fanart: Innocent Flower Fortune Telling on Piano

In observation of the release of A Kiss For The Petals – Maidens of Michael tomorrow, piano_tan (@piano_tan) played the theme song, “Innocent Flower Fortune Telling“, on piano. The performance was uploaded to Niconico on 28 November 2012. piano_tan previously covered the theme songs used in Reo-ppoi Radio: “Moment…”, “Please Give Me Courage”, and “Sweet Garden”.

For more Sonohana fanart, see this index.

Fanart: 甘い花園 ~Light|Dark Petals~ Extended Version

A new extended, vocalized version of 甘い花園 ~Light|Dark Petals~, a remix of the track of the same name from the fan album St. Michael’s Music Academy ~Side Story~, was released by SoLi via Marking Sounds on 26 August 2012. An amalgam of two remixes from the original St. Michael’s Music Academy, themselves based on the first ending theme from the A Kiss For The Petals visual novels, this extended cut is a very different tune, exploring different sounds that the original fusion produced and complemented by a new vocalist who covers the full version of Amai Hanazono from the Amai Hanazono ~Complete Mix~ album released in 2008. The YouTube video includes lyrics.

When two different flavors join together, they mix into a whole new experience.
What started as an experiment using the sounds of the “Light” and “Dark” Petals turned into something more.
This is the world of “Side Story”…

– The Professor

On April 8th, 2012, Marking Sounds released the first ever collaboration remix album, St. Michael’s Music Academy ~Side Story~. Based on the Sono Hanabira visual novel series, it covered a variety of electronic sounds. Recently, a new duo by the name of SoLi has recreated one of the remixes from Side Story.

Based on the first ending theme, “甘い花園 ~Light|Dark Petals~” takes a drastically different path from the original. It combines the dark electronic sounds with the vocals provided by the other half of SoLi, introducing you to the world of “Side Story”. The album version was a taste of that world, and now we are happy to provide fans with an extended version of it. We hope you enjoy the remix and look out for other SoLi songs in the future.

Download the extended remix

If you haven’t already downloaded the album, check it out here.

For more Sonohana fanart, see this index.

Fanart: Piano Rendition of Reo-ppoi Radio Themes

屋上のぴあのたん plays the songs “Moment…”, “Please Give Me Courage”, and “Sweet Garden”, which together make up the current opening and ending music on Reo-ppoi Radio, on piano. Uploaded to Nico Nico on 20 April 2012 and 13 May 2012 respectively, these videos collectively make the third known arrangement of Sonohana music released on the internet.

For more Sonohana fanart, see this index.

St. Michael’s Music Academy [Update 13 May 2012]

Marking Sounds released the remix album St. Michael’s Music Academy on 21 August 2011. A remastered edition was released alongside a sequel to this album, St. Michael’s Music Academy ~Side Story~, on 8 April 2012. The first of its kind for this series, these albums take the relatively sparse soundtrack of the visual novels and give it new life with a variety of electronic music styles. A highly ambitious project, it inspired the creation of my index of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo fanart with the hope that it will inspire more non-Japanese fans like Marking Sounds to create their own art for this series.

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