Nightmare (ナイトメア Naitomea) is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Sendai. Formed on January 1, 2000, it has consisted of Yomi (lead vocals), Sakito (lead guitar & backing vocals), Hitsugi (rhythm guitar), Ni~ya (bass & backing vocals) and Ruka (drums & percussion) for the majority of their career. They enjoyed mainstream success with the inclusion of their songs "The World" and "Alumina" in the Death Note anime and are considered a major act in the visual kei scene.
Igra Staklenih Perli, the ultimate ex-Yugoslavian space/psychedelic rock band, was formed in 1976 in Belgrade, Serbia, having been named after the famous novel by Hermann Hesse - "Das Glasperlenspiel" (The Glass Beads Game). Igra Staklenih Perli labelled their music style as "stream of consciousness music". Their both studio albums, the first eponymous "Igra Staklenih Perli" from 1979 and the second "Vrt Svetlosti" from 1980, are pretty similar in sound and resemble the style from early Pink Floyd and Hawkwind psychedelia, to German kraut-rock (notably Can and Tangerine Dream), to Hillage-era Gong among many…
Space/psychedelic rock band from Belgrade, Serbia (ex Yugoslavia) formed in 1976, having been named after the famous novel by Hermann Hesse "Das Glasperlenspiel" (The Glass Beads Game). 'ISP' officially published only two albums: "Igra Staklenih Perli"('78) and "Garden of Light"('79) .
The group's last public concert was in 1985 in Sava Centar, Belgrade, Serbia. At the beginning of 1990s three albums of ISP old live material released for the German-based label Kalemegdan Disk.
Igra Staklenih Perli reunited in 2011, but after concerts in Belgrade, Zagreb, Novi Sad and Nis, the band split into two factions: "Igra Staklenih Perli (original)", consisting of Zoran Lakić (keyboards, vocals), Vojkan Joe Rakić (guitar), Slobodan "Boba" Trbojević (electric bass & synth) and Dragan Šoć (drums, percussion), and "ISP: The Next Generation", consisting of Draško "Drak" Nikodijević (bass guitar, vox), Predrag "Wolf" Vuković (percussion, vocals) and Ivan Stanković (guitar vocals).
The sound of life, interconnected and unfurling… The spiral, a visual symbol of eternity, is a reoccurring metaphoric theme in Steve Roach's pioneering electronic work. Interpreted into musical form, these six spiraling sonic experiences offer a living activation that connects with a sense of the infinite. Roach's long history and love of analog sequencer-based styles reveal a continuing, evolving awakening within Spiral Revelation's 63 minutes. Using only analog and hardware instruments to focus the mind's ear upon a filigree of intricate patterns woven with a direct hands-on approach, the artist sculpts and caresses sound into being in real time. An emotional through-line brings life to these pieces as the unfurling of time's windings connects to the vivid present and illuminates with anticipation a life-affirming future. A masterful expression of an artist who has infused his soul into the art form of electronic music.
Bill Graham rides in on a giant mushroom. Etta James and Tower of Power Horns featured as well as the mercurial John Cipollina on "Not Fade Away", "Deal" and "Sunshine Daydream".