"A turning point in ANYONE's career that subtly sets a new benchmark in Progressive Rock."
ANYONE was founded by Riz Story, Jon Davison and Taylor Hawkins in the early 1990's. The band went on to sign with RoadRunner Records in 1999 and released a critically acclaimed self-titled debut album which was given a 5-Star rating by Rolling Stone's Adrian Zupp. In October of 2021 ANYONE released an Ultra-Prog double concept album entitled 'In Humanity'. The album was universally hailed by progressive rock critics (see below) who noted that apart from a guest lead vocal from YES vocalist Jon Davison, Riz Story had performed all the instrumentation and vocals on the album as well as all production elements (Writing, producing, mixing & mastering).
ANYONE is currently recording the follow up to 'In Humanity'. The next album, 'Miracles In The Nothingness' will also be a double concept album that further pushes the known boundaries of progressive music and will again feature a guest lead vocal from Jon Davison.
Featuring Jon Davison of YES
Guest Lead Vocal
In addition to critical acclaim 'In Humanity' drew high praise from some of the music world's most respected names. 16 time Grammy winner and Jazz Legend HERBIE HANCOCK is a notable example. After hearing the song 'The Pale Blue Dot', Hancock commented that he had never heard a musician display such a wide range of virtuosity:
“Avant Garde, very complex. I’ve never heard anybody else do that – play all those instruments on that level.”
Herbie Hancock - Jazz Legend
"RIZ STORY with ANYONE has released the album of the year, nothing less!"
Alain Massard - profilprog.com
“Riz Story has pushed the boundaries of his “Maximum Acid” sound. The contrasts and stylistic jackknife turns keep coming, but while Story might bamboozle as much as he bewitches, he’s certainly never boring.”
5 Out of 5 Stars!"
"IN HUMANITY represents a magnificent solo effort of virtuosity in terms of performance, production, mixing and mastering on the part of RIZ STORY... transcendent inspiration animates the entire album, combined with great skill and technique.
Highlands Magazine - Didier Gonzalez
“A magnificent solo virtuoso effort from Riz Story… A mammoth improvisational effort! The much needed new sound rock music has been looking for."
"When you consider that this is the work of one man, what an achievement! "
Steve Gould - MMH RADIO
"IN HUMANITY reaches the highest level in terms of class and brilliance. And the level of intensity is such that, at no time, does it come to mind that Riz Story is... alone in this dantesque adventure! Carried out with grandiosity."
"Arrestingly atmospheric, and precious... the ensemble’s magnum opus."
"A turning point in ANYONE's career that subtly sets a new benchmark in progressive rock."
"5 out of 5 Stars - Impeccable. Anyone has offered us music on a grand scale that does honor to the principle of the concept album."
"Keeps you glued to the speakers to see which direction the music is headed... An iconic piece of music."
"Pure and unadulterated wonderment."
"Complex and intricate arrangements create a highly appealing album you must listen to!"
"I was blown away… I really loved it’s grandness, the cinematic scope, the majesty of the compositions."
Jerry Lucky - The Progressive Rock Files (podcast #33)
"A great display of virtuosity...The man's skills on all kinds of instruments is beyond dispute."
"What is striking about this work is that Riz Story himself sang everything and played all the instruments on these tracks."
"Riz Story brings a wealth of proficiency on the various instruments as well as being a skillful singer. IN HUMANITY is something special"
"IN HUMANITY is an excellent album that knows exactly what it is and exactly what it was always meant to be. If you really want to sit down, concentrate and engage with an album’s vision, then this is a piece of work perfect for those moments."
Steven Reid - Sea of Tranquility
"Amazing music. This is prog, but it's also modern... and very unique."
Music Street Journal - Gary Hill
"Riz Story has done an impressive job releasing a great, different progressive rock album. It is one of those that grows on you after each listening."
"This nearly has no equal. I'm very impressed, it's an overwhelming experience, very ambitious. I am definitely delighted with the revealed inspiration and especially the technical finesse. One can consider it his (Riz Story’s) masterpiece."
Uwe Zickel - Prog Archives
“It’s one guy ! One guy !! Riz Story !!! Major props to him.”
#3 - Top Ten Albums of 2021
NewEars Prog Radio Show - Delicious Agony Progressive Radio
“And this man does it all alone... it will definitely make waves”
"Contemporary, high octane prog rock that has all the right moves in all the right places."
"IN HUMANITY is a Magnum Opus."
"Riz Story has released a damn good album. A very fine example of poppy prog."
"Anyone's "IN HUMANITY" is full of wonderful songs, which I enjoyed from start to finish and I can strongly recommend."