This composer has a real talent for combining the gentle, peaceful, and tranquil with the energetic, aggressive and massively powerful. Certainly someone more people need to get to know.
It's been difficult to get behind the music and find out more about Ryo, given that I first stumbled across him via a link to his Soundcloud page, which also contains a link to his YouTube channel, though neither give much more insight into the man behind the music.
I've since found this interview with Ryo Ishido on The Audio Spotlight. The interview was from mid-2012, and I was surprised to learn that at that time he was 51. I'm not agist, just surprised given the truly contemporary sound especially in the heavier / more aggressive passages sometimes present in his work.
Words I have seen often used to describe his music - epic, massive, huge. The song must be listened to from start to finish to truly appreciate its immensity. Enjoy.
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