Best VK Instrumental Tracks

Post your favourite instrumental tracks from any VK artist here!
Note that this does not include karaoke, instrumental versions, or off-vocal versions of songs that usually have vocals.

MALICE MIZER - ~前兆~
Beautiful closer to the album. Even though it does borrow heavily from Satie’s Gymnopédie No.1, it’s still lovely, plus I’m a sucker for piano music.

Dir en grey - G.D.S.
This one uses a vocal sample like an instrument, so it half-qualifies (is it even Kyo?). Ignore Shokubeni on the end. This must be so hype to hear live.

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An instant classic for me when DonaDona came out.

And Nihyaku… from ink album but can’t link it. I loved Plastic Tree trying post rock.

But my personal all time favorite :

(If we can consider Sugizo vk)

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There’s no video, but if we’re counting side projects done by members of visual kei bands then it’s Hikarito’s (Aiolin) 足跡.
Aiolin’s Overture -Fate- is my favorite SE, though seeing as it was the SE to my first live, I am absolutely biased.

Can confirm that G.D.S. was hype live. Good times. It gave me goosebumps.

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I second Zenchou, but will also mention the Regret Piano/Drum piece during that same tour.

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I know that some of the instrumental tracks on this album were controversial but I thought this one was pretty nice for setting up the mood of the album.

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Two I can think of off the top of my head are:

  • Ruiza - “By degrees”
  • NAZARE - “Focus”

Both of these instrumentals are not on YouTube and sick in their own right.

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Hizaki - Race wish will always be my favorite.(already posted few posts above)

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These are all wonderful. Thanks!

Malice Mizer does have some amazing instrumentals.
I do find it a little bizarre that Saikai no chi to Bara was a single:

Always been a fan of the secret track Bara no Souretsu off the Beast of Blood single (written by Kami).

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how could yall forget this gem

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Will repeat myself, but Kanshoku can work as a chillhop song.

SIN has this nice combination of something SINister, otherworldly and kick-ass.

Gives me some nostalgic vibes.

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MANNEQUIN - Pavane pour une infante défunte #1 and Pavane pour une infante défunte #2

But yeah, my favorite was already posted here (MALICE MIZER - 再会の血と薔薇) haha

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Hands down my favorite, can’t believe it hasn’t been mentioned yet!

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+1 for NAZARE - “Focus”!!

vaguely similar to dim/kisou SEs but I like the production on this better:

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Love the noise and how it ties up with The Blossoming Beelzebub.

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