Influx is the project of James Bernard (USA) which was started in 1992 and had many successful releases on Rising High Records and Sapho Records (Rising High sister label) in the early 90's. After parting ways with Rising High, Influx continued to compose and release music on other labels notably Analog Records (label of Freddy Fresh), Isophlux Records and K-Tel/BML records.
Fish Rising is the debut solo album by English guitarist Steve Hillage, recorded and released in 1975. The album was recorded just prior to Hillage's departure from the band Gong, and many of the players on this album are from that band.
On their second release, Rainbow not only avoid the sophomore jinx; they hit a home run. After replacing the entire band (except Ronnie James Dio) immediately following the recording of the first album, Ritchie Blackmore and the Rising lineup (Blackmore; Dio; Tony Carey, keys; Jimmy Bain, bass; and the late, great Cozy Powell, drums) had plenty of time on the road touring the first album to get the chops and material together for their second…
"Rising" begins with the title song, "Rising". It is an oration about light rising against the dark and in the background mysterious music is playing. A unique way to begin a CD! Included are old-time rock favorites such as "Smoke on the Water", "Thunderstruck" "We Will Rock You" and "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". You have heard none of these songs until you have heard the bagpipes included in the renditions done by Celtica-Pipes Rock. "Rising" is the debut album from Celtic Rock Band Celtica.