ARTIST:

ANUBIS

(AUSTRALIA)
TITLE:

HOMELESS

(2020)
LABEL:

AUTOPRODUCTION

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Concept-album, Easy-Listening
"By making a more mainstream turn, Anubis is certainly more accessible but he has lost a part of its richness..."
ABADDON (21.04.2020)  
3/5
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With a remarkably stable line-up since its creation (except for a change of bass player in 2014), Anubis gives us his fifth original album with "Homeless". In a more compact format than usual (41 minutes, vinyl format ...), the opus looks at the perception of the world in 2020: increasing inequalities, dependence on technology, populism, ecological concerns, blindness of politicians ...

Musically, Anubis moves away from his purely progressive dimension close to Cosmograf, which had given us often long and skillfully constructed tracks. Here only the inaugural 'Reflective' retains a marked prog dimension, with variations on the theme, several solos and changes of mood (but how dare one end a piece of this scale with an unworthy fade-out?). The rest of the tracks are resolutely moving towards a sophisticated AOR with prog colourings, but keep a fairly standard formatting: duration around five minutes, traditional construction of verse-refrains / solo (short) and reprise. 

The result is immediately catchy, because the Australians have a knack for concocting efficient melodies with catchy choral choruses ('White Ashes', 'Sirens'...). In some ways, this refined simplification tends towards the universe of Alan Parsons' Project ('Home'), with the same care in the production, remarkably clear.

It's very easy to get to grips with the object: nothing offends the listener's sensibility, the vocal melodies are engaging, the guitar solos short but well conducted ('The Tables Have Turned', 'In Shadows', 'White Ashes'), the riffs not too aggressive ('Homeless', more rock), and the whole ends on a note of cozy quietness ('Gone'). 

But the exercise has its limits: after a few listenings, the pleasure quickly dulls, and the listener comes to regret the previous albums which had much more musical depth. By making a more mainstream turn, Anubis is certainly more accessible but he has lost a part of its richness...


More informations on http://www.anubismusic.com/





TRACK LISTING:
01. Reflective - 7:09
02. Entitled - 4:15
03. White Ashes - 3:22
04. Home - 5:12
05. Homeless - 4:07
06. The Tables Have Turned - 4:22
07. Sirens - 3:58
08. In Shadows - 3:43
09. Gone - 5:07

LINEUP:
Anthony Stewart: Chant / Basse
David Eaton: Chant / Claviers
Dean Bennison: Chant / Guitares / Slide Guitar
Douglas Skene: Chant / Guitares
Robert James Moulding: Chant / Basse / Percussions
Steven Eaton: Chant / Batterie
   
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LOLO_THE_BEST59
21/05/2020
 
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Anubis nous propose ici un rock pas forcément progressif mais bien formaté, peut être trop au goût de certains. Cela reste bien fait et d'une redoutable efficacité, avec une rythmique bien en place, un chant lead assez consensuel et pour tout dire agréable. Seul le titre Home assez quelconque vient ternir l'ensemble.
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