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BioEdit

Revo (who's real name is kept private out of respect) was born on June 19th, 1978. His birth is claimed to have been at 5:01 in the morning[1] on a rainy day [2]. The first musical instrument he learned to play was the piano, eventually branching off to an electric organ, wood instruments, reed organs, etc. He mainly learned classical music, but as a boy received an electric guitar. As the years went on, he became obsessed with reproducing songs and making unique sounds with his guitar, but gradually became frustrated with the limitations a single instrument held. Later in his adolescence he purchased an MTR synthesizer and began learning to synthesize electronic music. In high school he joined some bands and produced sound for them but they all fell out of touch in one way or another. Using his musical knowledge Revo began recreating game soundtracks and composing songs for friends. He was at some point a teacher but interviews only hint at his participation in the fitness program at a school. After learning about the internet in the late 1990's he started publishing his compositions under the pseudonym "G.Revo" [3]. When he was 19 he entered the 1997 Koei music contest and got to the final round before losing[4]. The next year, he won first place in the 1998 music contest, with his song being featured in the game 太閤立志伝III [5]. Changing site proxies in around 1998, he became simply "Revo". Many fans believe that his stage name is a reference to the word "Revolution"; Revo commenting that while it wasn't initially his intention, his style of telling stories through music could be seen as a revolution. His name is not a reference to a cigarette brand, despite popular belief [6].

Beyond this, Revo is said to like red wine, enjoy JRPGs, spicy food, and Spain being his favorite country. While he tries not to listen to other band's music, so that they won't influence his style, Revo enjoys Spitz and B'z [7]. He claims to have been born in the same year as Jesus Christ. Because he was born in June, not December, Revo is older than Jesus Christ [8]. He tries to keep up with weekly release of comics, but often fails, resulting in long nights of flipping through manga (usually on holidays or breaks) [9]. On March 3rd, 2012, Revo donated a million yen (about 10,000 USD) to the Japanese Red Cross in response to the 2011 Touhoku earthquake and tsunami [10].

DiscographyEdit

Web SongsEdit

Collaborative SinglesEdit

   
霧の向こうに繋がる世界
June 14th, 2006
TEAM Entertainment
Dream Port
June 18th, 2008
KING RECORDS

Image AlbumsEdit

   
Leviathan
リヴァイアサン/終末を告げし獣

March 2nd, 2005
momo+grapes
poca felicità
December 20th, 2005
Marvelous Entertainment

Soundtracks/BGMEdit

       
太閤立志伝III BGM
March 5th, 1999
櫻姫 BGM
March 23rd, 2001
Riddle in Riddle BGM
March 30th, 2001
GeNOME
~進化の遺伝子を探せ~ BGM

May 31st, 2002
       
ぱすてるキッチン
~ブルーベルへようこそっ!~
Original Soundtrack

October 3rd, 2003
GIGA
シスターマーメイド BGM
October 24th, 2003
らずべりー
Original Soundtrack

August 27th, 2004
GIGA
ねとらん者 THE MOVIE #1
ネットのすみでブログと叫ぶ ED LiNK

November 24th, 2004
SOFTBANK Publishing
       
Atelier Iris
GRAND FANTASM
Original Soundtrack

June 21st, 2006
TEAM Entertainment
BRAVELY DEFAULT
FLYING FAIRY
Original Soundtrack

October 10th, 2012
SQUARE ENIX
Sailor Moon Crystal
Original Soundtrack

December 24th, 2014
Evil Line Records
BRAVELY DEFAULT Ⅱ
Original Soundtrack

March 3rd, 2021
PONYCANYON

Lyrics OnlyEdit

       
ルナ
June 20th 2008
(web distributed)
テラ
September 24th, 2008
(web distributed)
U_WAVE CONCERT 2008 evolutio
April 6th, 2009
M-TRES
U_WAVE 2 FRE-QUEN-CY
June 28th, 2010
M-TRES

Music OnlyEdit

     
Winter Mix 2003
December 28th, 2003
TORANOANA
(Comiket C65)
星組 バウホール
「ランスロット」

October 14th, 2011
TAKARAZUKA
CREATIVE ARTS
(digital release)
ブレイブリーデフォルト
ドラマCD
~リユニオンの祝祭~

December 25th, 2013
SQUARE ENIX

Lyrics and MusicEdit

     
・・・for rest
May 17th, 2006
Bellwood Records
MOON PRIDE
July 20th, 2014
King Records
Revoオリジナルアレンジ楽曲
Februrary 26th, 2021
SQUARE ENIX

Featured onEdit

           
Atelier Vocal Historia 1997~2009
January 28th, 2009
TEAM Entertainment
Takashi Utsunomiya Premium
annual concert dinner show 2010

April 27th, 2011
M-TRES
SQUARE ENIX MUSIC SAMPLER CD 2011 Vol.6
September 15th, 2011
SQUARE ENIX MUSIC
宝塚歌劇主題歌集 THEME SONGS 2011
April 8th, 2012
Takarazuka Creative Arts
Takashi Utsunomiya Tour 2011 Timesmile
April 18th, 2012
M-TRES
SQUARE ENIX MUSIC SAMPLER CD Vol.7
September 20th, 2012
SQUARE ENIX MUSIC
         
BRAVELY DEFAULT
Original Soundtrack
[mini album]

December 6th, 2013
SQUARE ENIX
Takashi Utsunomiya U_WAVE Tour 2013 フォースアタック
April 23rd, 2014
M-TRES
SQUARE ENIX MUSIC SAMPLER CD Vol.9
September 20th, 2014
SQUARE ENIX MUSIC
X'mas Collections
music from
BRAVELY DEFAULT

November 19th, 2014
SQUARE ENIX MUSIC
GUST
20th ANNIVERSARY
CD BOX

April 1st, 2015
KOEI TECMO GAMES
         
SHIMOTSUKIN
10th Anniversary BEST ~ANIME GAME CD SONGS~

August 5th, 2015
TEAM Entertainment
白金の夜明け
February 17th, 2016
EVIL LINE RECORDS
Atelier
20th Special Live

November 29th, 2017
KOEI TECMO GAMES
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon 25th Anniversary
Classic Concert ALBUM 2017

December 6th, 2017
EVIL LINE RECORDS
Applause MAKAZE Suzuho
Marth 14th, 2018
Takarazuka Creative Arts
         
「桃も十、番茶も出花」
May 23rd, 2018
EVIL LINE RECORDS
Atelier Series ×
Haruka Shimotsuki
Vocal Collection: Akkord

Sep 26th, 2018
TEAM Entertainment
MOMOIRO CLOVER Z
May 17th, 2019
EVIL LINE RECORDS
ZZ's
January 31st, 2020
EVIL LINE RECORDS
月色Chainon
[ももいろクローバーZ盤]

January 31st, 2021
EVIL LINE RECORDS

Sound HorizonEdit

Main Article: Sound Horizon

Linked HorizonEdit

Main Article: Linked Horizon

External LinksEdit

Official WebsitesEdit

Defunct WebsitesEdit

Sound Horizon Social MediaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. From an MC during Sound Horizon Live Tour 2006 −第一次領土拡大遠征−
  2. From a QNA-Like MC during 国王生誕祭休日スペシャル2010
  3. アニカンR MUSIC vol. 2 Interview
  4. https://internet.watch.impress.co.jp/www/search/article/9708/0713.htm
  5. https://ascii.jp/elem/000/000/313/313443/
  6. QNA session at the live screening of Sound Horizon LIVE DVD 『Elysion~楽園パレードへようこそ~』
  7. From a 2006 radio interview with 音流〜On Ryu〜
  8. From the 2007 event 移動王国建国記念 国王陛下超聖誕祭
  9. From a 2014 radio interview with RECOMMEN!
  10. [1] SH Informational (defunct)