Brave Wave is a music label based in Japan, dedicated to exploring the interplay between videogames, music and nostalgia.

The dual-natured label produces and publishes music albums, both solo and compilations, as well as composes music for video games.

It is run by Kuwait-based Mohammed Taher, with operating duties handled by Tokyo-based Alexander Aniel, plus special co-directing from Manami Matsumae and Keiji Yamagishi.

The label is known for bridging the gap between Western and Japanese creators, best evident in the video game Shovel Knight (by Yacht Club Games) which Manami Matsumae was able to contribute music to, as well as our mega-hit World 1-2 album, which hosted a wide array of composers from all over the world. 

This marriage between Western and Eastern cultures is unique to our label and the foundation of our vision.


Manami Matsumae

Keiji Yamagishi

Dugo

Jake Kaufman

Yoko Shimomura

Ryuichi Nitta

SEGA
PULSTAR The Definitive Soundtrack
PULSTAR The Definitive Soundtrack Harumi Fujita
The Retro-Active Experience
The Retro-Active Experience Keiji Yamagishi
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment The Definitive Soundtrack
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment The Definitive Soundtrack Jake Kaufman
ART OF FIGHTING 2 The Definitive Soundtrack
ART OF FIGHTING 2 The Definitive Soundtrack SNK Neo Sound Orchestra
Resurrection: Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement
Resurrection: Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement Saori Kobayashi
Shovel Knight The Definitive Soundtrack
Shovel Knight The Definitive Soundtrack Jake Kaufman
Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack Vol. 1+2
Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack Vol. 1+2 Keiji Yamagishi
Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack Vol. 1
Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack Vol. 1 Keiji Yamagishi
Street Fighter II The Definitive Soundtrack
Street Fighter II The Definitive Soundtrack Yoko Shimomura
République (Anniversary Edition)
République (Anniversary Edition) Zinc LeMone
Imaginary Friend
Imaginary Friend ABSRDST
ART OF FIGHTING The Definitive Soundtrack
ART OF FIGHTING The Definitive Soundtrack SNK Neo Sound Orchestra
Shovel Knight Plague of Shadows
Shovel Knight Plague of Shadows Jake Kaufman
Empty Ninja Gaiden Box
Empty Ninja Gaiden Box
SONIC ADVENTURE Official Soundtrack Vinyl Edition
SONIC ADVENTURE Official Soundtrack Vinyl Edition SEGA
SONIC ADVENTURE 2 Official Soundtrack Vinyl Edition
SONIC ADVENTURE 2 Official Soundtrack Vinyl Edition SEGA
Three Movements
Three Movements Manami Matsumae
Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack Vol. 2
Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack Vol. 2 Keiji Yamagishi