IPrada: and it must be alot of fun working on or brainstorming arrangments for them, as they seem to cut loose when embracing a darker, moodier setting
I like the coldness of their staging and sets, its brillaint.
"Ha" - HTRK
"Synthetik" - HTRK
Bendin - HTRK
I reckon HTRK's minimalist vocals, and moody/dark instrumentals are perfect match for what they do. Take out Ha's vocals, and the instrumental is just so them - incredibly dark.
"Forbidden Colours" aka Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence theme song - featuring Kaori Muraji on strings & Sakamato on piano. This one is slightly out of left field, but i was thinking of the arrangement used for their Womens Winter 12/13 and how chilled out it was, so this song sprang to mind. Add a subtle layer to that intro section and you'll hear the footsteps on the opening walk. Maybe an extra layer isnt needed because the stripped back opening would serve to capture that effect. Then of course the signature riff kicks in. It's an elegant score suited to a collection screaming understated elegance.