Since the birth of rock and roll,every musical group has attempted to formulate it's own unique sound that would set it apart from the others.Few of those groups have succeeded in rising above the din. Anyone who has ever watched an orchestral performance appreciates the fact that it takes the rare talents of a gifted musical director to assemble the best musician's into a single,cohesive unit.Even rarer is the musical composer who can translate a vague,conceptual idea into sonic textures that tell a story. Therein lies the essence of KOBE MARU. Based in the bucolic suburbs just north of New York City,Kobe Maru is recognized as one of the most original progressive rock bands in the U.S. today.The band's debut release,The Sophisticated Daydream,has attracted the attention of rock afficianados across the U.S.,and has drawn praise from numerous recording industry professionals.The band is presently in the studio working on the eagerly-anticipated follow-up CD,as well as developing other multi-media projects. Kobayashi Maru#1-an example of solving a problem by changing the conditions surrounding the problem#2-a psychological evaluation disguised as a tactical test#3-a no-win situation or scenario,in which every action is effectively countered by a force either seen or unseen.