Vocals: 怜 (Ryo) (ex-Clarity, kannivalism)
Guitar: 圭 (Kei) (ex-Clarity, kannivalism)
Guitar: 晃 (Akira) (ex-Shiver, boogieman)
Bass: 万作 (bansaku) (ex-ILLUSIA, After effect, boogieman)
Drums: ナル (naru)
Drums: 祐二 (ex-DistreSs, duraluMin, ASIA RAVE)
baroque was a Tokyo based band that quickly rose in popularity, becoming 'Major' with unheard of speed. They were only together for three years, but they left their mark on the music scene and had a world-wide fanbase.
Their music style was and is, still, unique. In the beginning they played more of a punky sound, not really gothic or heavy. It was, in itself, melodical and punk at the same time. As time went by, their music progressed to have a more electronic whine to it which meshed with playful guitar sequences and was topped off by Ryou's ever-changing, versatile voice. Their first (and last) major album, Sug Life, had a very loungy, calming sound to it that you can't find in their earlier years. Overall, baroque, as a band, grew and changed as did their music.
Style was another thing that came into the picture with baroque. While not being stricktly Visual-kei, even in the beginning, they carried a more Oshare-kei (meaning stylish-look) to them. As they progressed, the lost even that Oshare-kei look and developed a more laid back sense of dressing that went along with their music. After all, their music came first, their style simply followed it.
The lyrics written by Ryou were generally up-beat, happy-go-lucky phrases, along with a lot of that 'lyrical-freedom' thing going on. They didn't always make sense, but they were always catchy. According to fans his voice was compelling, soft, loud, crooning as well as the music that backed him.
They broke up on September 11, 2004 just 10 days after the release of their only majors album. The reason told to the fans for this, was that Bansaku doubted his skills as a bassist, and wanted to leave baroque. The other members, unable to see their band going on without their friend, also decided to end the band. But recently, group announced that they will came back in 2012.