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« on: 12-02-2009, 17:44 »
This showed up about a week ago as a rumor, but now it's confirmed.

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/12/02/silent-hills-akira-yamaoka-officially-leaves-konami/

Kind of a shame, he had some really good tunes (even if they were ultra quirky).

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« Reply #1 on: 12-02-2009, 19:10 »
Akira Yamaoka's not dead, I'm pretty sure that even though he doesn't work for Konami directly, they still could license his tracks if he chooses.

Edit - Injection of Love is still one of my favorite IIDX songs.  I love the unique sound, though the lyrics are kind of disturbing a bit.
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« Reply #2 on: 12-02-2009, 19:14 »
Probably, although it's up in the air, seeing how Tatsh and TaQ just vanished from the scene.

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« Reply #3 on: 12-02-2009, 19:15 »
Yeah but neither one were really big with other games and/or series like Akira is, and he's quite famous for his SH work.

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« Reply #4 on: 12-02-2009, 21:13 »
I'm sure this isn't the last that we hear from him.  He might actually make an actual album that isn't an OST.

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« Reply #5 on: 12-02-2009, 21:17 »
iFuturelist?

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« Reply #6 on: 12-02-2009, 21:39 »
Huh, forgetted about that.  Futurelist 2?

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« Reply #7 on: 12-03-2009, 08:55 »
Hopefully he freelances a few more works or something this guy is good.

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« Reply #8 on: 12-03-2009, 09:01 »
It'd be awesome if he formed a doujin group and then made the world implode because of DivideByZero Exception