Tag Archives: Akira Yamaoka

Brain Wave Productions – “In Flux” Review

A Megamind collaboration of some of the best chip artists around today

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Akira Yamaoka & The Silent Hill Band Full Concert Recording

How awesome is this? Akira Yamaoka’s Silent Hill band makes its US début and absolutely rocks it out. Mary’s voice is sublime, the music is stunning and that guitar… wow.

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Laura Shigihara Talks “Play for Japan”

The adorable Laura Shigihara talks on her YouTube channel about the excellent Play for Japan Charity CD that’s being spearheaded by Akira Yamaoka. The full tracklist: Akira Yamaoka (Shadows of the Damned) | “Ex Animo” Arthur Inasi (Harmonix) | “We Are One” Bear McCreary (SOCOM 4) | “Maverick Regeneration” Chance Thomas (Lord of the Rings […]

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Most Viewed: February 2010

Well February 2010 saw our busiest month ever at Higher Plain Music as we hit a record number of views on the website. Thank you so much to everyone that comes to visit. One man completely dominiated though with 3 threads in the top 10 viewed and that’s Brendan Perry as the anticipation of Ark […]

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Poll: Which is Your Favourite Silent Hill Soundtrack?

We all know and love Akira Yamaoka’s fantastic soundtracks, but do you have a favourite?

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Most Viewed: January 2010

Well first month of the new decade is behind us and it certainly was a busy one! Just about averaged a post a day (phew – new years resolution not broken immediately!) and site traffic rose after a quiet December back to normal figures again. However, top of the bill was a certain Lisa Gerrard […]

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Most Viewed For 2009

Well the year is out and so we leave 2009 with our top  10 most viewed artists and here they are: 01) Lisa Gerrard: With more posts getting more than 150+ views than any other artist, Lisa Gerrard topped our most viewed list and she looks to stay high in 2010. Her Balibo soundtrack was […]

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Most Viewed – November 2009

Well November was a bit of a wash out for new posts due to my house move, but that didn’t stop November being the fifth busiest month of all time for hits! It was primarily down to one lady, Lisa Gerrard, who’s new album more than tripled the hits of the second placed artist. We’ll […]

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Akira Yamaoka – Silent Hill 4 OST Review

Silent Hill 4 -The Room- once again see’s Akira Yamaoka throw himself and the kitchen sink at a bizarre mix of ambience, noise, haunting melodies and rocked out beats. This time round the ambience and noise have been put on a back burner however as we gear up for the most melodic assault yet. Mary […]

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Most Viewed: August 2009

And so to August 2009 where we had a four way fight for the top this month, won by Imogen Heap whereby more people actually viewed the tracklisting after the whole album was posted as a streaming audio on the website and people didn’t actually listen to the album itself! However, HPM has not reviewed […]

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Most Viewed – July 2009

Well was there really any doubt? OverClocked Remix absolutely smashed the charts with almost more views on OCR posts than the rest of the site put together! Only Imogen Heap’s track listing for her latest album Ellipse was able to pull in big numbers too. Interesting we had almost exactly the same number of visitors […]

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Most Viewed – June 09

June missed being our most busiest month by just 21 hits so March 09 still holds the crown of busiest month – however for the first time ever one artist completely outrun everyone else by such a margin, their top post (our most viewed post this month) had more hits than the second, third and […]

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Most Viewed – May 2009

For the first time in HPM’s history there hasn’t been a clear-cut winner with two artists almost drawing for first place on the most viewed list. Tori Amos however nudged it just from Utada to take top honours for the first time. It was our third most busiest month with visitors yet it was our […]

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sosogood – Silent Hill & Tomb Raider Arrangements (with sheet music)

We recently came across a YouTuber who plays sublime piano arrangements of Silent Hill and Tomb Raider tracks. What’s more, he’s also uploaded sheet music to learn his rearrangements. The Silent Hill arrangements are particularly note worthy for adding lots of extra flair. Jump onto his channel and take a look at sosogood – he […]

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Most Viewed – April 2009

Slightly delayed it may be, but here are the top ten artists that have been viewed for April 2009 which saw a bit of a change at the top with Utada taking top step from Tori Amos, Vienna Teng & Sarah Slean! Congrats to everyone on the list and here’s to another great month which […]

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Most Viewed March 2009

Well March was a big month! HPM hit a new high for hits and we should pass the 20,000 mark at some point in April – not too shabby for a site that’s dedicated to music that’s half about alternative, largely unknown artists, and half about video game music. This month was all about two […]

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Most Viewed – Feb 09

Not since we reviewed Sarah Slean’s “The Baroness” have we had such a clear winner. Vienna Teng has by far and away our most viewed artist this month with previews of her fourth album plastered everywhere. Her top two related posts contain more hits than half the next artist’s post hits combined. So without hesitation […]

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Akira Yamaoka – “Silent Hill Homecoming OST” Review

Two soundtracks in the same year, Akira Yamaoka has been busy with the Silent Hill series, and this is the sixth in it. Each soundtrack has bought something new. The original gave us the noise, the second gave us melodies, the third vocal pieces and beats, the fourth purposefully poor production and discordant chords and […]

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Most Viewed January 09

This month was the most busiest month to date with HPM hitting over 2,000 hits for the first time! Vienna Teng & Ayumi Hamasaki’s new releases news were top of the agenda with Winifred Phillips’ latest release and inteview coming in quickly behind. Here’s this months top 10 viewed artists. 01) Vienna Teng 02) Ayumi […]

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Higher Plain Music’s Top 10 Music Releases of 2008

Well in the previous post we told you what we’d bought, now its time for our top 10 countdown. There were some excellent releases this year although we’ve bought less compared to 2007, however there wasn’t one release we did not like so everyone’s a winner (except the bank account). So without further ado: 10) […]

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