Erik Aho is an American composer who primarily works for the American TV and video games. He has his own website, and is the co-founder of a music production company WaxLab . In 2013, he has received the ASCAP Foundations David Rose Award.
TV Series music he has worked on:
Video Game music he has composed:
- No One Lives Forever
- No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In HARM's Way
- The Suffering
- The Suffering: Ties That Bind
Tropes related to the creator:
- Industrial: The Sufferings soundtrack has been designed with the explicit aim to only include sounds relevant to the situation at hand. Thus, the quarry soundtrack uses rhythmic sounds of rock scraping, Dr. Killjoys office has the sounds of medical instruments and whispers and boss fight against Hermes, who died in a gas chamber, is full of gas hissing. The main theme for the game consists of nothing but the monster audio composed in order to sound as creepy as possible. Surprisingly, it all works well.
- The Suffering: Ties That Bind continues the tradition. This time, the soundtrack is urban-themed, like the crowd noise edited into a fight theme, the sounds of military march and broken glass for the Foundation soldiers, and the police sirens for another section of the game all to contrast with the desolate, empty Baltimore devoid of all those sounds.