TotD: Ayreon – Ayreon’s Fate

Arjen Anthony Lucassen is a special man. Guitarist, producer, composer and master mind behind projects such as Ayreon, Stream of Passion, Star One, Ambeon and Guilt Machine. Born in The Netherlands, and still living there, Arjen manages to cooperate with artists from all over the world, creating works that are hard to perform live (mainly due to the diversity of musicians), but leave a lasting impression on many listeners. To find out what he has come up with, check out the discographies of the projects above.As a starting point, although not representative for all his project, try this track of the day – the closing track of the first Ayreon album The Final Experiment, from 1995….

Oh, and this year, he is embarking on a short acoustic tour with Anneke van Giersbergen, under the nameĀ Gentle Storm, a very busy man indeed.