?????????? (Teru's Symphonia), led by guitarist ???? (Hirayama Terutsugu) (who was originally with the band NOVELA) has an extremely powerful symphonic sound somewhat reminiscent of mid-period Renaissance, but more extreme in every way, offers a sumptuous Progressive rock, elaborated and sophisticated to the limits. Impressive & emphatic keyboards complex arrangements and precious themes, refined melodies which alternate lyrical and adorned crescendos or soft sequences.
Their sound is positively stunning. Vocalist ???? (Tokuhisa Megumi) is a chameleon of sorts, within the same song she can switch from sounding like an innocent child to a very dynamic and powerful singer. Their style reminds of Outer Limits, Pale Acute Moon or Mr Sirius. "Do Andro?ds Dream Of Electric Camel?" is a great CD of this survivor from the almost extinct Nippon Progressive scene, whereas "The Gate" is even better !!. Hirayama also has a solo disc Castle of Noi that is similar in style and pre-dates the other three (i think). Rumor has it that in concert they are every bit as powerful as one might be led to believe by their recorded output.