Saturnia started off in late 1996, founded by multi-instrumentalist Luis Simões. Originally meant to be a free art communal project of several artistic areas such as literature, photography, design, painting and music. Filipe homem and Luis Simões named the project. The name came from the merge between the saturnia butterfly, the planet Saturn and saturnalia. Late 2000 and early 2001 were spent finishing Saturnia's second long duration recording which was well received by music critics and was spoted by Cranium music who released it as "The Glitter Odd". Complete throughout with hiss and vinyl ticks you would think you old turntable is spinning. "The Glitter Odd" is firmly in the psychedelic realm, though lots of fun spacey synths are prominent with Dubs…
Rita Streich (born 18 December 1920 in Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia, died 1987) was one of the most significant coloratura sopranos of the post-war period.
Rita Streich moved to Germany with her parents during her childhood, where she grew up bilingual, something that was extremely helpful during her later career. Among her teachers were Willy Domgraf-Fassbaender, Erna Berger, and Maria Ivogün.
Lucio Battisti (Poggio Bustone, 5 marzo 1943 – Milano, 9 settembre 1998) è stato un cantautore, compositore e polistrumentista italiano.
Tra i più grandi, influenti e innovativi cantanti italiani di sempre, è considerato una delle massime personalità nella storia della musica leggera italiana sia come compositore e interprete della propria musica, sia come compositore per altri artisti. In tutta la sua carriera ha venduto oltre 25 milioni di dischi. La sua produzione ha impresso una svolta decisiva al pop/rock italiano: da un punto di vista strettamente musicale, Lucio Battisti ha personalizzato e innovato in ogni senso la forma della canzone tradizionale e melodica.
Give him points for persistence: Alice Cooper just won't quit. He's seen it all from the bottom to the top – and done the trip more than once – but still continues on his merry-morbid way, punching out albums like a spry young'un. The first thing one has to say about The Eyes of Alice Cooper is thank Jehovah and all his witnesses that the Mascara'd One has grown out of his metal/industrial phase. That look just never took. Discs like Brutal Planet (2000) and the somewhat better Dragontown (2001) offered little to his legacy or his legion of fans – aside from nascent headbangers discovering the Coop for the first time. Eyes harks back to Alice's overly maligned early-'80s discs Special Forces and Flush the Fashion – albums that suffered by comparison with his landmark '70s releases but remain far more musically appealing than the aforementioned new-millennium fare.
The roots of American music, including the blues, R&B, and Cajun music, gave Willy DeVille's (born William Borsey) late-'70s punk band, Mink DeVille, its unique flavor. A quarter of a century later, DeVille continued to blend musical traditions and postmodern intensity. A self-taught guitarist, DeVille found his early inspiration in the blues of John Hammond Jr., Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker.