I believe strongly that music must fit the occasion — it shouldn't be overbearing, but not forgettable, either. Sometimes, the best music is no music. Melody drives everything I write. I prefer to work with small, intimate ensembles, in order to connect the listener to the music in a very personal way.
My speciality is ‘cute music’ — adorable, whimsical, and heartwarming themes, a style often heard in visual novels. Much of my work combines elements from various genres, giving it a unique sound that's difficult to define by any single genre.
I have a thorough understanding of music theory (in fact, I teach it), which allows me to write very ‘focused’ music. This creates a strong impression on my listeners, where they can often relay back to me the exact picture I had in mind while composing, even without knowing the song's title.
As a guitarist of 8+ years, I also track my own electric guitars for rock, jazz, and pop music. My playing style is reminiscent of late 70s/early 80s rock and metal, influenced heavily by guitarists such as Eddie Van Halen, Tom Scholz, and Steve Lukather.
Compositionally, my influences include Koji Kondo, Motoi Sakuraba, Yasunori Mitsuda, Jun Senoue, Ken Nakagawa, Kazuki Yanagawa, Hajime Hyakkoku, Ruka Kawada, and Tom-H@ck.
If you'd like to hear some of my work, please see my demo reel.
Logic Pro X
Focusrite Scarlett 6i6
Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas
PRS SE Torero
M-Audio Keystation 49e
& various third-party libraries and effects