Old-school video game music genius
Gushing aside, Mr.Koshiro is most famous for his FM synth scores during the late 80s to early 90s for Falcom
, pushing the limits of the Mega Drive for the latter company.
While quite able to write good music in many styles (Symphonic music of ActRaiser
for example), his main style is what can be described as a fusion of club, Eurobeat and techno
music with the old-school flavour. His influences definitely show throughout the StreetsOfRage series.
While his style of music was very popular in video games during the late 80s to 90s, Y.K's old-school style is no longer that popular in mainstream gaming today, though he was employed as a music arranger on Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Video Game Music