Comecon was a Swedish death metal project founded in 1990. The band consisted of two guitarists, a drum computer and a session singer; a different one on each album. The debut album featured the Swede Lars Göran Petrov, who was then dismissed from Entombed. Their second album was sung by Dutchman Martin van Drunen (Pestilence, Asphyx). German Marc Grewe, from Morgoth handled the vocals on their final album. All three albums were produced by Tomas Skogsberg.
Amanda Lee / Lee Wai Man is a Hong Kong pop singer and actress. Amanda is primarily known for her singing. She began singing professionally in 1989 as part of a duo called The Echo, but went solo in 1992.
Matt Bianco does it again with Gran Via ! Released in 1995 after the limited release of their U.S.A. project titled Another Place, Another Time (released on the JVC label). Another Place, Another Time is now out of print. However, anyone who owned that release will see a continuation of both theme and sound in Gran Via.Ironically, the ballad track Love Life which appears on Gran Via was also previously released on Another Time, Another Place… Matt Bianco no longer sounds like their earlier efforts of synthesized Samba with singer Basia. This time it's a more mature and natural sounding style of adult, contemporary, jazz-pop feel garnished with a lot of Latin/salsa influences.Mark Reilly's vocals are light but as always still deliver and suit this particualr style of music perfectly.
The 3rd version was released in 1995 by EMI and the title changed to AC/DC Boom Box and was repackaged in a box that resembles a wooden box with the AC/DC Live 2 CD added to make a 16 CD box. Yours will probably be the EMI box or the FMR box as thay are the only ones that have the lyrics printed in the inserts. The EMI box was the first time the CDs were remastered in Australia.
The eponymous first track on Testaments sets the tone for the album. The frenetic energy of his earlier albums (notably Repent, More Live, and Consecration) is still here, but the songs slowly build to the crescendos. "Parables" includes some of his best piano playing. But Gayle saves the best for the CD's last cut, "Jericho." The three-minute piece is breathtaking, as Gayle plays saxophone and piano simultaneously in front of a live audience, while drummer Michael Wimberly's banging cymbals are outdone by Gayle's crashing piano chords. Unfortunately, the first and last tracks on Testaments bookend not-so-memorable in-between material.
Max Folmer taught at the Academy of Modern Art in Eindhoven, Holland. He was trained by several highly esteemed musicians. Later he graduated in Sonology at the University of Utrecht. His music creates a very special atmosphere; as Professor Shiva Kumar Shastri grom Benares, India remarked: "In this noisy scene of the west, Max Folmer is trying to convey the emotional experiences of the human existence. I feel his expressions are of the same ancient and blissful character as the traditional Oriental music has been"…