Dugo is the alias of Bayonetta and Metal Gear Solid 4’s co-composer Takahiro Izutani. Ten years in the making and with an international assembly of artists — guitar players, violinists, photographers — Dugo is the culmination of Izutani’s grand vision of what an independent solo album can be. Izutani had been playing guitar in an instrumental rock band “Happy Family” since the late 90’s. In 1998, Happy Family released an album from the record label in the United States Cuneiform Records. Since then, he has worked on a number of domestic productions for major artists as composer, arranger, and remixer. Also formed an electronic/break beat band “Dugo” whose track “Dublin” was used in the TV series in the US “CSI : Miami Season 3” (CBS Bruckheimer Films) in 2006. And up to now, has become engaged in many different music productions of media content mainly in video game music.
A message from composer Takahiro Izutani (a.k.a. Dugo):
First of all, I appreciate the entire audience of Dugo for supporting me. Dugo is my life’s work. I think many of the people who purchased this album are video game music fans, and you can indeed find some affinity between my work for Dugo and my compositions for video games. I was always taking experimental approaches during the process of making Dugo’s songs, and then sophisticating, developing, and introducing them into video game work. Actually, you can explore the headstream of all of the video game music that I have ever made through this album. I think it is fantastic that Brave Wave is contributing to the video game music industry and supporting composers in such a way.
Since I started this project about ten years ago, many people and collaborators have been involved in it. And finally I present these highly selected songs from throughout my career to you thanks to Brave Wave Productions.