Yakobo is a versatile musician, composer and songwriter with a growing track record of music that deeply connects with audiences. His soundtracks to puzzle games on Xbox/Steam/PS4 – Pneuma: Breath Of Life and The Turing Test – have been praised by fans and critics and have sold thousands of soundtrack copies alongside the game itself.
On Yakobo’s original singer-songwriter records he has crafted sound worlds that have resonated with fans around the planet. They are catchy, haunting and heart-warming in equal measures.
The score for indie film L’eglise Sur L’ocean merges Yakobo’s song-based work with his instrumental compositions. Moments of flowing, wistful harmony mingle with uplifting, groovy music that drives the pace of the film.
Yakobo has also written and produced children’s songs for the primary school science resource supplier Developing Experts, and music and songs for Sam’s House, a project providing play therapy for child refugees.
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORK
The Turing Test (Xbox One/Steam game, 2016)
“The soundtrack is a high point, it captures the feel of the game and adds to the experience” – gamewatcher.com
“The soundtrack is excellent: An electronic symphony mixing peaceful stringed music with futuristic-sounding tones sounds like a new addition to Holst’s The Planets” – gamegrin.com
Pneuma: Breath Of Life (Xbox One/Steam/PS4 game, 2015)
“Honestly, we had a lot of choices when it came to composers for the Pneuma soundtrack. Being on Xbox is a big deal and we want to get it right. When Yakobo showed us his demo we were quick to see that this was the guy. He’s great at taking an idea and running with it, I think the sound track is such a huge part of how a player feels in a video game. We put our game in his hands and he’s done a fantastic job with the music.” – Joe Brammer (Producer, Deco Digital)
Yakobo EP Trilogy
“A gorgeous piece of work, elegant captivating and inspiring. great vocals, this guy hits the high falsetto so fine. lovely guitar, a well produced song, and musicianship is fab, nice touches throughout. well placed instrumentation. This song is cinematic and majestic.” – Indie Music People
“Before anything else, Yakobo has soul. The Derby musician is making a big impact with his own powerful sound.” – Sophie Sparham, Derby Telegraph
“a treat for your ears” – Nusic
Video Game Composer
The Turing Test (Bulkhead Interactive, 2016) – Composer
Pneuma: Breath Of Life (Deco Digital, 2015) – Composer
Screen and Stage Composer
L’eglise Sur L’ocean (Sarah Cogdon Films, 2015) – Composer, Songwriter
The Golden Masque of Agamemnon (Kinetic Theatre, 2008 stage production) – Composer, Musical Director
Developing Experts (2015 – 2018) – Songwriter, Producer
Sam’s House (For The Love Of A Child, 2017) – Songwriter, Composer, Producer
Maybe The Land Was Just a Dream (Yakobo EP, 2017) – Songwriter, Producer, Performer
The Passage Of Time (Yakobo EP, 2016) – Songwriter, Producer, Performer
Wander In The Wilderness (Yakobo EP, 2015) – Songwriter, Producer, Performer
Glimpses (Yakobo EP, 2012) – Songwriter, Producer, Performer, Engineer
Plans In My Head (James Currey EP, 2010) – Songwriter, Producer, Performer
The Distractions Band – Arrangement, recording and production work (2014-2016)
Straydio: The Unsigned Music Station – Original idents and bed music (2014)
Cannock Radio – Original idents (2014)