zun music

唐诗
霍尊
唐诗

       There was a country far off the sea,on the land of the east.

  海外存远国 云遥有东土

  I heard it when I was young,Mom said it’s called Tang.

  童稚闻其名 母告吾谓唐

  I once dreamed a poet called Li,wrote a poem on my skin.

  梦遇诗人李 题诗缀吾臂

  But I didn’t know how to read it,so I traveled to find him.

  莫能诵其语 遂别将其觅

  I heard camel bells ring,the vulture fly in the wind.

  沙吹响驼铃 人走见飞鹰

  Far far away from hometown,Dad’s afraid I was too young.

  乡远莫能返 父恐吾尚青

  Ah…..the kids read in morning

  晨曦朗书童

  Ah…..the bell tower rings

  古寺钟声重

  Ah…..I pass the temple

  伽蓝殿前走

  Ah…..the monk smiles to me

  僧笑佛前人

  They said there’s a man called Li,he’s famous in Dynasty.

  僧言有李氏 名重王朝倾

  He do poetry with poets in restaurants,left calligraphy on the ground.

  斗诗青楼内 酒醉吐腹轻

  An old sold wine beyond the city,by the road to the moat in the rain.

  路遇翁卖酒 雨沥城门净

  He said that is named An named Chang,so I believed the poet wound be found.

  翁言谓长安 遂入观其景

  Ah…..I see great buildings

  楼穷现煌宇

  Ah…..In them poets drink and sing

  骚客共饮歌

  Ah…..I pass the palace

  大明宫前过

  Ah……Flowers bloom around me

  袖畔繁花生

  Ah…..I see Buddha touching the ceiling

  佛坐莲花落

  Ah…..I see Emperor through the street

  帝过千人迎

  Ah…..I pass the lantern

  人过阑珊处

  Ah…..I light up poem on my skin

  灯笼照臂诗

  I saw a man wear white in the rain,just like the poet in my dream.

  微雨见白衣 恰如梦中影

  He took wine and read a poem,Just like the lyrics of this song.

  把酒笑吟诗 恰如此歌行

  A poem written for the Tang.

卷珠帘 (Pearl Curtains)
霍尊 (Huo Zun)
卷珠帘 (Pearl Curtains)

This song is composed and sung by Huo Zun, a 23 year old student from Shanghai. The song is written in poetic form (using ancient Chinese), and is about the story of a girl who longs to see her lover again. 

I literally feel like crying, he’s so talented and his voice is so beautiful it’s ethereal, this song is a prime example of good ethnic Chinese music! I really hope Chinese styled music becomes appreciated all over the world because it’s so beautiful TT

dramaticbanjo  asked:

what is touhou

its a series of bullet hell shooters all made by one guy called ZUN. its famous for its huge (150+ characters by now) cast of cute girls in frilly dresses, its unusually deep lore for bullet hell games, the difficulty of the games, and the music. there’s 16 mainline games, a few fighters, some music cd’s, and a lot of print works and probably more things I’m forgetting right now bc im not actually all that deep into the lore. normally that’d be considered impressive and/or daunting but you’re into fate so you’re used to that kind of thing by now. touhou has become such a big deal in japan that it has its own conventions.

the series is set in a place called gensokyo, which is a land sealed off from the human world that youkai fled to after humans began to stop believing in them. because there’s so many powerful creatures made to live together in a relatively small space they introduced the bullet hell system to solve conflicts without bloodshed which is the lore excuse for why everyone’s always shooting fancy patterns at each other. the main characters are reimu hakurei, a cynical shrine maiden that protects the border between gensokyo and the human world, and marisa kirisame, a cheerful kleptomaniac magician. a lot of other characters are playable across games too. since the cast is so large its basically impossible to not find at least one girl who’s your type. 

the games started when ZUN didn’t like any of the games on the market at the time and decided he should just make the kind of games he wants to play himself. the first 5 games in the series are for an operating system called pc-98 and form a separate canon from the rest, which are for windows. each game started out standalone but after th10 they started having a continuous narrative between games and eventually things went from “a vampire blocks out the sun with red mist because she wants to go out during the day” in th6 to “a super advanced civilisation from the moon is planning to invade gensokyo and commit genocide to clear the place for their own settlement because they’re fleeing from an invasion from hell that is being held by a woman who seeped in her own grief and resentment after a lunarian goddess killed her son for so long that it made her a divine spirit who won’t rest until every single lunarian is dead” in th15. despite this, the plot of each game can usually be simplified to “someone starts shit, reimu beats them the fuck up, they become friends, the end”. i have no idea what happens in the print works tbh but I hear they’re good shit

the series is really famous for its music! ZUN is an incredibly good composer and his games are generally made to support the music rather than the other way around. it’s spawned a massive doujin music scene with fans creating countless remixes of every single theme in every possible style. some of the more famous doujin circles even hold concerts sometimes.

the games are pretty hard but they’re also easy to jump into in terms of mechanics bc its basically just ‘if you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a bullet’ and they’re pretty quick to play through so if you’re interested you should definitely take them for a spin sometime. I downloaded my copies from here  under the tab ‘touhou [official games]’. i suggest starting with either mountain of faith (generally considered the easiest) or imperishable night (a little more lenient when you fuck up) but just do whatever really they’re all hard as fuck lol. you can also browse the wiki a bit first.