Lazuli, founded in 1998, is an art rock band from France. According to the band, their music is somewhere between progressive rock & world electro mixed with poetry. Although their music is hard to describe, it is comparable to the symphonic and progressive music of Peter Gabriel and King Crimson.
The whole sound is brought together with unusual instruments. Band member Claude Leonetti even created his own instrument called the 'Leode'.
Lazuli's breakthrough in France came in 2003, when they released their second album 'Amnésie'. Because of their success they headlined the famous Montreux Jazz Festival in 2005, but it wasn't until 2007 that Lazuli had success outside of France. The progressive / symphonic music scene in particular, received their third album, 'En Avant Doute', with great enthusiasm.
The band is currently working on a new album to be released in 2009. In December 2008, Lazuli start the 'Reality Dream Tour' with prog rock band Riverside, which takes them to all major venues around Europe.
TAKEN FROM http://www.fabchannel.com/lazuli_concert/2008-12-10