Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Anubis "The Second Hand"

Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 23, 2017
  1. The Second Hand   
  2. Fool's Gold    
  3. These Changing Seasons I   
  4. The Making of Me    
  5. While Rome Burns   
  6. Blackout   
  7. These Changing Seasons II   
  8. Pages of Stone   
  9. These Changing Seasons III
Robert James Moulding - Vocals, Guitars, Percussion
David Eaton - Organs, Mellotron, Piano, Synthesisers, Guitar, Vocals
Douglas Skene - Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Electric Sitar, Vocals
Dean Bennison - Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Anthony Stewart - Electric & Acoustic Bass, Moog Bass Pedals, Vocals
Steven Eaton - Drums, Percussion, Glockenspiel, Vocals
Tom Winters, Lochie Winters, Reece Denton - Additional Vocals (9)
Brian Dade, Marcus Mulu, Cliff Pearson, Patricia Eaton, Andrew Eaton, Jessica Skene, Andrew Craig, Sasha Ioshpe, Chris Tracey - Additional Speaking Voices

'The Second Hand' is Anubis' fourth studio record, and marks a return to the narrative driven concept album format. It charts the downfall of an aging media mogul, James Osbourne-Fox, who, after a severe brain injury is left paralysed and imprisoned in his own body and left to contemplate the futility of his life of corporate success.
The album seeks to address the notion of balance, the media's influence on those who consume it, and how the bias and hysteria benefits no-one but those who sign the cheques, dividing people and leading to political turbulence and unrest. The lyrics - written very early in 2016 - had, by the end of the year and recording process, become seemingly even more prescient with the media and moneyed interest's roles in influencing the results of referendums, elections and even conflicts worldwide.

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