The Tsunami Projekt
was a one-off music compilation CD which was created in early 2005, specifically to aid the people devastated by the Tsunami
that struck Asia in December 2004. This "CD Project as Benefit" was conceived and created by the online community of progressive music
fans and artists at the Spock's Beard
website forum. A short run of the resulting double CD was financed solely by members of the board, and sold out almost immediately. 100% of the proceeds (just over $10,000.00) was donated to benefit the victims of the Tsunami.
Along with the many (relatively unknown) artists from all over the world who contributed to the album, a few famous progressive rockers donated submissions as well - Neal Morse
(formerly of Spock's Beard
) and Nick D'Virgilio
(of Spock's Beard
) each contributed demo tracks, prominent progsters IZZ
and Din Within
all have a track on the album, and Ajalon had a song that featured keyboard solos by Rick Wakeman
, best known for his work with Yes
The project was originally the brainchild of Barry Thompson (known on the forum as KirksNoseHair); much of the technical work was handled by Brian Cobb (a.k.a. Brians Split Personality) - he also managed the financial end of producing the album and collecting the money for donation to the Tsunami charity. The artwork for the CD was designed by Martin Kornick (a.k.a. Man In The Mountain), and the liner notes were contributed by Darren Burns (a.k.a. CageNY).