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.
It's a dark and cold night, the fog is clinging to the mangled trees. There are shadows gathering in the moonlight. They figures start to dance wildly around the fire as the sacrifice is about to begin. This track has a dark ominous feel that is great for tv, film and video games. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
This track is great for your next horror film, thriller or video game. It is a dark powerful song with drop tuned guitars, edgy violins, disturbing sound design, huge drums and percussion. It will keep you on the edge of your seat! It is heavily influenced by Rob Zombie and his films. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
This alternative metal track starts off slow and gradually builds into a crescendo. It is in the reminiscent of the Deftones. It has a dark, melancholy feel that slowly feeds into a storm of big guitars, drums and orchestra. One can feel the descent into dispair and misery as the song builds. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
The monster is on the prowl! This track has mounting tension with sound design, strings, and horns. This is great for those scary frightening horror scenes. You can feel the killer coming around the corner coming to claim his next prize. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
This track lurks with pure evil. Dark, brooding impending doom. The killer is on the way or waiting behind the next corner. This track has sound design mixed with dark strings. It is killer when you have those tense scenes. Great for television, film and video games. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
This is a great action filled suspense track. It is great for those tense action and horror scenes. This track slowly builds into raw aggression. This will work well for television, film and video games. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
This bed of sound and music is great for television, film and video games. It has the feeling of impending doom. You know something bad is about to happen at any moment. The killer is watching, the monster is lurking, the evil is awaiting. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Dark and gothic. Voices swirl along with a brooding chant amongst a bed of strings and noise. This is great for horror; in the vein of "The Omen", "Saw", "The Exorcist." Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Dark sound design with spaghetti western guitars. Great for tension and impending doom. Creepy, frightening, tense, sweating bullets, hot desert, bad guys just beyond the gulch. Buzzards circling, water low, nearly out of bullets. Super TV, Film, Indie murder mystery, crime drama, stalker flick. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
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