Strongly influenced by Detroit techno, Ken Ishii had his first release on Richie Hawtin's label Plus 8. He composed the music for the opening ceremonies to the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano.Creation The State Of Art was used in the third level of the 2001 video game Rez, and some tracks in the soundtrack release to the game LSD were produced by Ishii. His track "Let It All Ride" has also been used in the PSP video game Lumines II.
^Himmer, Alastair (2012-01-18). "Ken Ishii, out of dance clubs and into daydreams". Reuters (Tokyo). "Producing the theme track for the Nagano Olympics was a huge thing for me," said Ishii.|accessdate= requires |url= (help)