Richie Hawtin releases his Prada catwalk soundtracks
Richie Hawtin, under his Plastikman alias, has released the three original soundtracks he created for Prada’s online runway shows over the past six months. All three soundtracks come complete with additional versions and an Ambient Version of the highly-regarded first soundtrack, Sin Thetik.
Hawtin says of the releases:
“For the Prada & Plastikman collaboration the musical direction was inspired by Miuccia’s & Raf’s concept for each collection. Although each collection had its own specific theme, I felt confident that the visual language of Prada and sonic aesthetic of Plastikman would find a beautiful and symbiotic relationship.
“For the Spring / Summer 2021 Womenswear collection, Prada explores thoughts on how technology influences intimacy and sensuality, inspiring my use of AI algorithms to create synthetic voices to inhabit the show’s sonic landscape. The Fall / Winter 2021 Menswear collection resonated with the world’s current situation and how fashion (and music) help us deal with it and let us express ourselves. Combining two works into one, reflected this metamorphosis with echoes of club beats and synth melodies that appear like a ghost from the past, hopefully waiting for their return. The third release and soundtrack composed for the Fall / Winter2021 Womenswear collection evolves through two distinct stages. Syncopated hypnotic beats welcome you first into an ambience of intimacy and sensuality, which then develops in the second half into a more playful and sexually charged rhythm of driving percussion.”
The three releases, available immediately through streaming platforms, are:
RELEASE ONE 1 Sin Thetik (Prada SS21 Womenswear Version) 2 Sin Thetik (Ambient Version) From September 2020
RELEASE TWO 1 Narkosis / Spektre (Prada FW21 Menswear Version) 2 Narkosis (Full Version) 3 Spektre (Full Version) From January 2021
RELEASE THREE 1 Inxtro (Prada FW21 Womenswear Version) From February 2021