Prof. J. Oakes
…And then where was the music. Anastasio, who is the principle songwriter and composer for the band, has always been known as an inventive musician who created his own style by combining established genres—straight-ahead rock, bossa-nova, funk, jazz, psychedelia etc—with intricate, virtuosic compositions. Many of Trey’s songs feature composed sections that feature complex if not esoteric musical elements. Atonal fugues, palindromes and wild time signatures are all commonplace in his writing.