Post Reply Any fans of Masashi Hamauzu?
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Posted 1/11/16
He is currently my favorite composer.

Information about Masashi Hamauzu,

Masashi Hamauzu (浜渦 正志 Hamauzu Masashi?, born September 20, 1971) is a Japanese composer and pianist. Hamauzu, who was employed at Square Enix from 1996 to 2010, was best known during that time for his work on the Final Fantasy and SaGa video game series. Born into a musical family in Germany, Hamauzu was raised in Japan. He became interested in music while in kindergarten, and took piano lessons from his parents.

Hamauzu was hired by Square as a trainee, and his debut as a solo composer came the following year when he scored Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon. He has collaborated with his friend and fellow composer Junya Nakano on several games, and has worked closely with synthesizer programmer Ryo Yamazaki on most titles since SaGa Frontier 2.

After Nobuo Uematsu left Square Enix in 2004, Hamauzu took over as the leading composer of the company's music team. He was the sole composer for Final Fantasy XIII. He has also become a renowned piano arranger, and has arranged a number of albums, including Yasunori Mitsuda's Sailing to the World piano score in 2006. His music incorporates various styles, although he mostly uses classical and ambient music in his pieces. In 2010, Hamauzu left Square Enix to start his own studio, MONOMUSIK.

Some of his work he composed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rJJ3_U-KDk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6BdfVYp2GI&index=1&list=PL9BD26EEAD195DE7E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_JrkEDwI_E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw0khGRcL6A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loW11_8mzuc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYSvX6uLC0Q

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Posted 2/1/16
He's not my all time favorite but FF13s soundtrack was excellent. FF13-2 and Dirge of Cerebus are good soundtracks as well.
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