Friday, 18 October 2013

A Tower of Silence (Anubis, 2011)

Here's a slow, majestic, melodic song from a very interesting Australian sixpiece band. It's the title track of their second album and really shines for its vocal arrangements and its beautiful instrumental sections. The prog masters are there, of course, you'll find hints of Pink Floyd or Genesis music (even Alan Parsons Project's), but the whole lot is something new and modern, a translation, not a revival.
 
Anubis' second album cover art.
 
I especially appreciate the clear, neat sound and the calm lead vocals, but they all deserve a mention, these guys. There's also a very good fusion of electric and acoustic instruments, with - for example - a charming flute work over a keyboards background. It's relaxing, but also a deep invitation to meditation.