Founded in 1976 by the Swedish keyboardist Mats JOHANSSON, ISILDURS BANE is one of the most original sextets. But it will have to wait until the nineties to be fully recognized and to reach the top of the bill. The group provides a wonderful symphonic orchestrial music with a touch of progressive rock and whose composing method can be compared with the Hungarian group AFTER CRYING's. "Mind - Volume Two" (2001) is a concept-album which is original for its diverse compositions played in studio or on stage, generally reinterpreted with different formations (From the classic rock group to the classic orchestra...) and coming from their whole discography. The result is a real piece of work, perfectly coherent and really enjoyable to listen to.