Some notes on the previous post:
I know the song's an homage to Umineko
. I've never actually watched the series, but I figured it out quickly enough. Went and listened to the song, and for some reason it just doesn't grab me. I'm not sure why. Something strange about Touhou music. (This is part of why I think my tastes might just be broken.)
I've noticed the same thing with other songs -- by and large, I prefer a persons/group's Touhou works to their non-Touhou works. This is especially true of 岸田教団＆THE明星ロケッツ ("Kishida Kyodan and the Akeboshi Rockets,") who did some fantastic guitar-rock Touhou albums that I love, and the opening to High School of the Dead
, which I just cannot manage to enjoy. It's very puzzling.
One theory (that I think I've mentioned before) is that I've got a strong association with the original songs in-game. This holds true for a lot -- Youmu's theme, for example, served as the soundtrack to my introduction to serious dodging in Touhou. But it still doesn't explain why I like some of the music from stages I never played.
But whatever. It really isn't very important at all, especially at the level of granularity with which I enjoy music. And one day I'll probably wake up and decide to listen to something different. This too must pass.