A Resident Evil Revelation: Resident Evil, Onimusha Composer Admits He's a Fraud
Written Wednesday, February 05, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Resident Evil and Onimusha composer Mamoru Samuragochi has admitted that he hired a ghost composer to write his most famous music for him over the past twenty years, including his renowned soundtracks for 1997's Resident Evil: Director's Cut and the aforementioned samurai epic Onimusha.
Samuragochi is also known for his classical compositions such as 'Symphony No. 1 (Hiroshima)', penned as a tribute to those who lost their lives during the bombing of the Japanese city in 1945. He became deaf at age 35, and was dubbed 'a digital-age Beethoven' by Time magazine back in 2001.
"Samuragochi is deeply sorry as he has betrayed fans and disappointed others. He knows he could not possibly make any excuse for what he has done," reads a statement issued by the composer's lawyer, in response to Samuragochi's startling confessions.
The composer revealed that he began hiring a ghost composer to compose music for him as he increasingly came to struggle with his hearing, admitting "I started hiring the person to compose music for me around 1996, when I was asked to make movie music for the first time."
"I had to ask the person to help me for more than half the work because the ear condition got worse," Samuragochi explained.
[Via Classical FM]