The Samurai Of Prog features Marco Bernard an Italian settled in Finland who is also the editor of the Colossus fanzine, publishes numerous Colossus musical projects, plays bass and goes by this nickname. Bernard was at one time a member of Elektroshock and is joined by band members Kimmo Pörsti (Mist Season) and Steve Unruh (Resistor, United Progressive Fraternity). Samurai Of Prog has release their new album Toki No Kaze some time ago. There are 28 guest musicians on the new album Toki No Kaze. The track A Tear In The Sunset,
Toki No Kaze is translated from Japanese to English The Time Of The Day, and consists of near 75 minutes of music. The wonderful art work on Toki No Kaze is by Ed Unitsky. The new album is inspired by Miyazaki’s films. Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, animator and cartoonist. The music on Toki No Kaze range from pastorals to epic, this is symphonic progressive rock of a cinematic scope. The new album offers a lush orchestration (including violin, flute, saxophone, horns, trumpets and a multitude of keyboard and guitar tones), with ringing Rickenbacker bass and wide dynamic range drums providing backbone throughout.
Featuring compositions and guest performances by Oliviero Lacagnina (Latte E Miele), Octavio Stampalía (Jinetes Negros), Elisa Montaldo (Il Tempio delle Clessidre), Luca Scherani (La Coscienza Di Zeno), Michele Mutti (La Torre Dell’Alchimista), Yuko Tomiyama, plus many more. The album is mixed by the Samurai’s own Kimmo Pörsti.