A talented multi-instrumentalist, Michael Kobayashi of California plays both electric and acoustic guitars, percussion, bass, keyboards, turntables, saxophone, and he programs beats. He got his start playing guitar with Barbara Long, former lead singer from the Grammy-nominated band Hiroshima, and he's worked in such diverse genres as Big Band Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Thrash Metal, Hip Hop, Roots Rock, Funk, and RnB. Michael has scored numerous films, plays, exhibits, a TV projects, including "How War Ends," "The Summoning," and "Ronin Boys."
A few highlights of Michael Kobayashi's career include composing music for "Eyewitness Photojournalist Stan Honda," "Lumpia," and "Horror House on Highway 6." Films he has scored have been shown at numerous festivals, including, Newport, Manhattan, Boston International, NY International, Hollyshorts, Poppy Jasper, Chicago International, Horror Quest, LA Fear, and Fantasy, Riverside, Sacramento, New Filmmaker's, and many others. Michael has recorded and performed with Brenda Wong Aoki, Mark Izu, Sammi, XL Middleton, Alex Wong, Moniquea, Reality Jonez, The South Bay Allstars, and the Rick Hollander Trio. He has also produced albums for Marry Me Judas and southern California Thrash Metal legends Insecticide.
Reflecting on something that can, will, or has happened. We have all been at a turning point in our life and this song reflects those life changes and decisions. This track starts off with subtle guitars and slowly builds in intensity with strings; it is great for film and television. Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
The creature is slowly awakening from years of sleep to cause havoc once again. There is a slow beauty as it slowly comes out of it's cocoon. This track is filled with layered guitars, string instruments and swirling synths It is perfect for sci fi, and horror film and television cues. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Edgy
This track brings to mind sitting alone and thinking. It is great as a film or television cue. It is loaded with acoustic guitars and ethereal soundscapes. It also features a melody played on fretless acoustic guitar. This track is reminiscent of some of Ry Cooder's work. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
This track is sad yet happy at the same time. It is about change and going from one place to another place. It is great for coming of age types of projects. Great for tv and film cues. It is loaded with layers of sparkly and jangly guitars as well as ethereal textures. Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
If you have ever longed or waited for someone of something. This is the track for you. It starts off slow and has a big crescendo of bowed guitars feeding back. There is a lot of sound design mixed with acoustic and electric guitars. This is perfect for film and television. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
This is great for film and television. This melancholy and contemplative track bring to mind having to do something you really don't want to do. You can feel the apprehension. Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
The beautiful young woman is crying as our hero rides off into the sunset on his trusty stallion. "Till we meet again", she whispers. This has that old western vibe from the early 60's or rock mixed with orchestra. Instrumental, Dramatic, Tender music
A happy go lucky jazzy track filled with a bouncy piano, whistling flute, carefree accordian, and a big upright bass. This will make you just want to laugh and smile. This is great for films, websites, and television. Instrumental, Dramatic, Happy Music
Inspired by Ry Cooder and the legendary Jaco Pastorius. This track has a haunting piano, eerie slide guitar along with a somber fretless bass. It is great for a scene where someone is contemplating something big and potentially dangerous. It is moody and atmospheric. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
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