In the year of XXXIX A.S. (2004 CE), Rastko Perišić (who went under pseudonym Nocturnal / Magister Nocturnal until the release of Um (2014)), awakened musical project and he called it SHADOWDREAM, referring to the forgotten realms which are born under the darkest shadows.
Since the very beginning of his Saga, Shadowdream was a musical experiment project, dwelling in the different spheres of musical styles and genres, from BLACK METAL, NEOCLASSICAL, AMBIENT and finally JAZZ.
On December XL A.S. (2005 CE), Shadowdream recorded first material called DEMO ’05, which is limited to 33 hand numbered copies. In January XLI A.S. (2006 CE), new material called SLAVA PERUNU was recorded and on March 7th XLI A.S. (2006 CE) album BRATSTVO SMRTI, which is limited to 66 hand numbered copies.
Shadowdream participated on OCCULTUM PRODUCTIONS compilation ...CRÉPHUSCHLE with song from upcoming album, CARSTVO TIŠINE, which was released by this French record house on June 1st XLII A.S. (2007 CE), as a DVD boxed black CDr limited to 300 copies. Also, as a bonus, this album contains material from previous release, Bratstvo smrti. At the end of year XLII A.S. (2007 CE), Split album HATEDOLLS AND LIES was recorded with French band DUNKELNACHT, and officially it got out on November 1st.
Year XLIII A.S. (2008 CE) brought great relation between Shadowdream and ROCK EXPRESS RECORDS and this record label re-released album Carstvo Tišine with two bonus tracks taken from Hatedolls and Lies Split, as well as with different cover/booklet..
New material, titled PART OF THE INFINITY was recorded during early months of summer 2008 c.e. and this material was released via German record house, NORDSTURM PRODUCTIONS in XLIV A.S. (2009 c.e.). Special edition of this album, limited strictly to 25 copies, had a t-shirt included.
After still-lasting voyage trough our universe, Shadowdream gave an homage to the divine period of Renaissance, from which he drains some of his influence. The new opus, titled DE SPHAERA VOLVELLE was born and, until then, represented the most mature and complex opus of compositions in projects existence. Album was released on various formats, via various record labels (first being tape format on Ukranian label DEPRESSIVE ILLUSIONS RECORDS during year XLV A.S. (2010 c.e.)) and in XLVI A.S. (2011 c.e.) the same material was released via German record label NATURMACHT PRODUCTIONS . Shadowdream also appeared on Tamanui Te-RA (Kalpamantra Official Web Album/Compilation) and contributed compositions to Serbian black metal force BANE for their MISANTHROPHIA EP, and albums CHAOS, DARKNESS & EMPTINESS and THE ACAUSAL FIRE. During this period, Rastko became second member of black metal nightmare ANCIENT SORROW. Shadowdream also appeared on Serbian GROM RECORDS double compilation MESSAGE FROM THE OTHER SIDE with compositions on both discs, as well as on the compilation BLACK METAL AGENDA VOLUME 19: DEPRESSIVE ILLUSIONS (DARK AMBIENT EDITION). While in Sweden on his MA studies in Cinema, Rastko became official bass and keyboard player for grave bounded DYS INBUNDEN.
In 2013 c.e. split album with Mexican project AH-PUCH titled TEMPLE OF OLD LORDS, which was strictly limited to 33 die hard copies, was released via NECROMOON RECORDS.
In 2014 c.e. (XLIX A.S.) SHADOWDREAM inked a contract with Italian label WORMHOLE DEATH RECORDS (http://www.wormholedeath.com/home/). Sixth full lenght album titled UM, which marked 10 years of musical work, was released and promoted / distributed worldwide via this label, which is part of the Aural Music Group (http://www.auralmusic.com/) and administered by Warner Chappell Worldwide (http://www.warnerchappell.com/). This album presents a "sonick psychosis", a unique voyage into the depths of a tortured mind - the mind of a schizophrenic. Therefore, the music on this album can be described as "Psychotic Jazz".
SHADOWDREAM is a musical project, created with a goal to always discover new musical landscapes and reinvent itself in the domain of Art.
This eclecticism led its author Rastko Perisic through many musical changes, from the humble beginnings in the domain of black metal, through dark ambient and neoclassical tones into something which can be only described as MIDNIGHT JAZZ, on the latest opus titled THE SUNSETTLER’S MOTEL.
This album brought SHADOWDREAM A MAJOR PUBLISHING DEAL with WORMHOLE DEATH RECORDS (http://www.wormholedeath.com/home/), and is administered by WARNER Chappell Worldwide (http://www.warnerchappell.com/) and EPICTRONIC RECORDS (http://www.epictronic.com).
THE SUNSETTLER’S MOTEL is a film noir without a picture. It is a tale of crime painted with dark jazz tones, which will take you to the vast corners of suspense and mystery. It is a soundtrack for a film you can create within your imagination. And as there are always spare rooms in THE SUNSETTLER’S MOTEL, welcome and let the noir begin.
IN 2016 SHADOWDREAM / RASTKO PERISIC OFFICIALLY BECAME PART OF WARNER/CHAPPEL PUBLISHING AND WARNER MUSIC ARTISTS, with such greats as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Kraftwerk, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and many many others. Click here for additional info
Rastko earned Masters degree at the Stockholm University (2011-2013), Sweden in 2013 at the Department of Cinema Studies. with the thesis "The Impact of Totalitarian Ideologies on Serbian Cinema between 1960 and 1975". Prior to this, he earned a BA diploma in 2009 at the Acedemy of Arts in Novi Sad, in the field of Dramatic Arts (specialized in practical filmmaking) He also finished Elementary Musical School and Musical High School with major in violin and Music Theory, and piano and flute as secondary instruments.
In 2008 and 2009 he lived in Rome, Italy, where he earned a degree in Italian language at the Internation language school "Dilit", Rome.
He is very passioned towards astronomy and frequently is doing observations trough his telescope and researches in fields of this science.
Also, he is evolved in researching of Maya Civilisation and he wrote several essays in Serbian language on subject of this civilisation.
SUNSETTLERS CINEMA (formed in 2012) film production works primarily in documentary genre and music video/concert video production.
ART provides the answer to what cannot be answered!