The ANABASIS is a progressive rock collaboration project, conceived by Norton, MA USA multi-instrumentalist and composer, Barry Thompson with lyrics by noted professional author, George Andrade, who is also Executive Producer.
Barry recruited a group of extraordinarily talented musicians from all over the world to take part in the project. The premise was to provide a basic framework for the songs and then to allow the musicians to play their parts with their own style and sound.
No two musicians on the album ever stood in the same room playing with each other. Everything has been done over the Internet. As you can probably imagine, without careful planning and execution this kind of arrangement could easily turn into a disaster, but thanks to guidance from Lee Abraham, Josh Sager and several other musicians involved in the project, the results are a collection of 6 tracks -3 of which are epics- that we think will surprise many fans of the progressive rock genre.