Sollers is a band based out of Osaka, Japan. Sollers is based on Zen Spirits & French philosophy. (They are named after French author Philippe Sollers.) They formed in early 2007 from a group of musicians who, after playing together in various groups and guises decided to bring it all together under one new name.
Their music is influenced by the artists that they love, which their singer describes as:
Zappa, Elvis, J.S.Bach, Brian Eno, Pat Metheny, Isaac Hayes, Colin Blunstone, Wagner, The Beatles, Dave Matthew's Band, Brahms, Jeff Buckley, Louis Armstrong, Morrissey, Donny Hathaway, Goblin, Queen, Radiohead, Rammstein, The Smiths, Beethoven, Sly & The Family Stone, Ennio Morricone, Marvin Gaye, Leon Russell, Bill LaBounty, Todd Rundgren, U2, The 5th Dimension, Bruckner, Yo-Yo Ma, XTC, Syd Barrett, The Mars Volta, Kestrel, Gipsy Kings, Blind Faith, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, E.L.O., Genesis, Iggy Pop, Jackson 5, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Mark-Almond, Captain Beefheart, The Clash, Keith Jarrett, Crimson, Limp Bizkit, Roxy Music, Steely Dan, T. Rex .....etc.
Sollers 0 (organized human parts) Sollers 1 (singer & writer, bass) Sollers 2 (guitar) Sollers 4 (drums) Sollers 5 (piano, synthesizer)
Albums: Emergence Music (1st), Significance (2nd), Vitals (3rd), Mystique (4th), Affordance (5th), Liminality (6th), Shine (7th), The Waves (8th), Nostalgia (9th) & Cross (10th)