Ozymandias is the pseudonym of the Swiss pianist and composer Christophe Terrettaz. After several years studying classical piano, Christophe Terrettaz started to compose seriously. His first work, "Isolement", was produced in 1996 by the German label "Weisser Herbst". His second album, "Ahara", was released in 1998 by the cult label "World Serpent". In 1999, Mark Ellis of Elijah's Mantle and Christophe Terrettaz collaborated on "The Soul of Romanticism'" a spoken-word album based on poems of Shelley, Byron, Keats, Wordsworth and Coleridge.