Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (May 12, 1842 – August 13, 1912) was a French composer from Montaud, France, who was best known for his operas. His compositions were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and he ranks as one of the greatest melodists of his era. Soon after his death, Massenet's style went out of fashion, and many of his operas fell into almost total oblivion. Apart from Manon and Werther, his works were rarely performed. However, since the mid-1970s, many operas of his such as Thaïs and Esclarmonde have undergone periodic revivals.
The Sun Blindness are a psychedelic band - based in Melbourne, Australia. Formed in 2004, they play druggy, dreamy, harmony-driven psychedelia. Indebted in spirit to bands such as the 13th Floor Elevators and The Doors, their sound channels & celebrates 45 years of psychedelic music history. 2008 saw the release of their debut album 'Like Pearly Clouds' in Australia by indie label Sensory Projects.