I’m a composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Tokyo. I compose and produce soundtracks in a wide variety of genres, from classical piano works all the way to jazz, hip-hop and EDM. I also have significant experience in the arena of sound design.
In the last few years I have had the gracious opportunity of working with some of Japan’s finest game music composers – Manami Matsumae (Mega Man, Shovel Knight), Saori Kobayashi (Panzer Dragoon Saga, Crimson Dragon) , Keiji Yamagishi (Ninja Gaiden, Tecmo Superbowl) and Takahiro Izutani (Metal Gear 4, Bayonetta).
I released my own album ‘Heart Beat Circuit’ on Brave Wave records in 2015. In 2017 I contributed 10 tracks to the 9/10 rated steam game ‘Highway Blossoms.’ Most recently I collaborated with Shinichiro Yokota and Pleasure Cruiser on their dance music e.p Tokyo Horoki.
This year I am collaborating with the incredibly talented Asami Sasaki, working under the band name Rinon (輪音). Asami is a world-class composer, songwriter, vocalist and drummer. She has extensive expertise in crafting traditional-style Japanese melodies for Japanese instruments, such as shakuhachi, koto and shamisen.
I am available to hire both individually or you can also hire us both as Rinon. If you require authentic, vivifying soundtracks for game, anime or television, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
George / Smoke Thief