Akira Yamaoka is a rock star, video game developer and music composer who started out in the Konami
Kukeiha Club (alongside the likes of Michiru Yamane
) and achieved individual recognition for Silent Hill
. After many Silent Hill
titles, he eventually left Konami to join Suda51
at Grasshopper Manufacture. He frequently collaborates with singer Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
and lyricist Joe Romersa. He cites Trent Reznor
, Angelo Badalamenti
and Depeche Mode
as his biggest musical influences.
He has directed or been the lead composer for the following:
He has also contributed to:
- I Am the Band: Instead of hiring studio musiciains, Akira recorded every part of every song on his Silent Hill projects himself.