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Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka was the composer of the Metroid tracks I posted earlier in the thread. He also composed music for Earthbound, and similarly, utilized bits of silence, sound effects, and low tones to make things more spooky. He's one of the geniuses of the video game industry that is not acknowledged enough for his brilliance (usually people go for the RPG composers like Uematsu, Sakimoto, and Mitsuda - and if it is Nintendo, they talk about Koji Kondo), though his influence on other video game composers can be heard extensively. Personally speaking, I think Metroid and Earthbound are his best works, although he has some more famous ones like Tetris. Hip Tanaka is IMO the king of spooky music.

Last edited by Jumpin - on 12 October 2019

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