Takahiro Izutani

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Takahiro Izutani
泉谷 隆洋
BornOctober 7
Yokohama, Japan
GenresVideo game music
Years active1997- present
LabelsBrave Wave Productions[1]

Takahiro Izutani (イズタニ タカヒロ, Izutani Takahiro, born October 7 in Yokohama, Japan) is a video game music composer and guitarist. He is notable for his work in the Metal Gear Solid series.


In 1997, his avant-garde rock band "Happy Family" released an album, "Toscco" on Cuneiform Records in the U.S. (http://cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/happyfamily.html) "Happy Family" collaborated with many underground artists in Japan, New York and Europe. Afterwards Izutani began to work for major Japanese labels. He remixed (occasionally as Brent Mini) and produced the songs of many pop artists (Ayumi Hamasaki is the most famous one). In 2006, he started his personal band "DUGO", and the track "Dublin" was used in an episode in Season 3 of CSI: Miami.[2] Dugo released the first album "Lingua Franca" from Brave Wave Productions in 2017.


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  1. ^ "Artists". Brave Wave. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Takahiro Izutani". Retrieved 23 December 2015.

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