Dr Manhattan
Dr. Manhattan (Hugo Silva)
Website: http://soundcloud.com/hugo-s-1
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Role on Project: Arrangement, guitars, programming, mastering
Main Songs: Steampunk Funk, The Rabbit Hole
Collaborations: Mushroom Kingdom, Meridian Rush
Description: "Well, I love music since I was a little kid… I was one of those kids who would spend the whole day locked up in his bedroom playing Iron Maiden on the guitar, hehe! Video game music always had a big impact on me (Sonic games and Sunset Riders were my favorite!), to the point I wouldn't like the game if I didn't like the music! Studying isn't my cup of tea (memorizing scales and playing licks and arpeggios to a metronome is so freaking BORING, right?), so I would say I've learned everything by just listening to good music. My favorite musicians and bands are: Guthrie Govan, Dimebag Darrel, Mattias IA Eklundh, Neal Morse, Steven Wilson, Derek Sherininan, Karnivool, Mastodon, Lamb of God, Pantera, The Flower Kings, Transatlantic, Tool, Coheed and Cambria, Freak Kitchen, Muse, Opeth, Planet X, Rush, Porcupine Tree, Spock's Beard..."
About the Game: "No big feelings, since I haven't played it. :p"
About the Project: Funnily enough, I've never actually played Secret of Mana through. I am going to rectify that, though! When Nate contacted me to do a track for the album, all it took was a cursory listening of the OST to get me on board. SoM has some amazing music! I hope that I have done the OST justice.
Notable Works: - Dwelling of Duels (link)