The Second Hand

by Anubis

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1.
The Second Hand
2.
06:33
3.
These Changing Seasons I
4.
5.
While Rome Burns
6.
Blackout
7.
These Changing Seasons II
8.
Pages of Stone
9.
These Changing Seasons III

about

'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.

credits

releases May 23, 2017

Written, arranged and performed by Anubis

Robert James Moulding
Vocals, Guitars, Percussion

David Eaton
Organs, Mellotron, Piano, Synthesisers, Guitar, and Vocals

Douglas Skene
Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Electric Sitar, and Vocals

Dean Bennison
Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Slide Guitar, and Vocals

Anthony Stewart
Electric & Acoustic Bass, Moog Bass Pedals, and Vocals

Steven Eaton
Drums, Percussion, Glockenspiel, and Vocals

Lyrics and Storyline
Robert James Moulding and David Eaton

Based on a concept by Anubis

Recorded at Somerset Music between October 2015 and November 2016

Mellotron M400 recorded at Found Sound, Carlton, Victoria www.foundsound.com.au

Many thanks to André for the loan of his Wurlitzer 200A

Produced by Dean Bennison
Co-Produced by Anubis

Mixed by Dean Bennison

Mastered by Rick O'Neill at Turtlerock Mastering, NSW

Additional Vocals on ‘These Changing Seasons III’
Tom Winters, Lochie Winters, and Reece Denton

Additional speaking voices
Brian Dade, Marcus Mulu, Cliff Pearson, Patricia Eaton, Andrew Eaton, Jessica Skene, Andrew Craig, Sasha Ioshpe, and Chris Tracey

Art direction, design, and photography by Timothy Neill

Artistic consultation, offspring related sleep deprivation and narcolepsy by Matthew Buttsworth

Special thanks to Timothy Neill, Clemens at Just for Kicks Music in Germany, the Bird’s Robe Collective, Horizon Music, our friends Brian Dade and Manu Schäfer at Delicious Irony and Cliff and Wendy Pearson at Progzilla for their long term friendship and valued support, Lewis and the guys at Found Sound in Carlton, Mark Ashby, Jekabs Jursins, Iman Mohseni, Robin Stein, Henri Strik, Jon Patrick, Iris Hidding, Rick Turnock and Somerset Music, Reece Denton, Tom and Lochie Winters, Oscar Tebbutt, André Jenkins, Ian Hall, Mark Darley, Paul Collett, Sasha Ioshpe, Andrew Craig, Chris Tracey, Sam Radojcin, and to all our friends and families worldwide for supporting our work and giving us the opportunity to make the music we need to make. We’re very lucky.

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Anubis Sydney, Australia

Anubis is a cinematic Progressive Rock band from Sydney, Australia.

The band has finished three studio albums, '230503' (2009), the critically acclaimed 'A Tower of Silence' (2011), 'Hitchhiking to Byzantium' (2014) and a fourth album scheduled for release in 2017. ... more

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Track Name: Fool's Gold
Let me show you endless wealth and power
The magnitude of my insolent desire
I’ve no time for God, nowhere above
Have no ties that bind. My true love

Twisted truths and secrets, narcosis remains
No remorse or regret, you’re helpless again

Now I own you, consume until it hurts
Your need to be used, this weakness is a curse
Red top fear parade, scandal and lies
Raising threats again, you run and hide tonight

Twisted truths and secrets, narcosis remains
No remorse or regret, you’re helpless again

…it’s what keeps you alive

I have no need for self control
Your world is mine, your world I hold
No need to face the dark of night
I bow to none, like a bird in flight

That’s me the world I built beneath my feet
Control your future while you sleep
It’s all distraction and sovereignty
Abusing wealth for eternity
Gag the voice of empathy
Break the man’s diversity
Raise a glass to human error
To fear, to panic, to sweet despair
Track Name: The Making of Me
Stepping out, emotionally unstable
Journey is unknown, a family’s sacrifice
Stripped back down to the bare essentials
Impose a classist nature
The blank page nullified
They dictate elitist inclination
With all sincerity formula is prescribed
All alone, I faced the unknown

Single voices rendered silent
Surrender to disorder, old line fortified
Separate the radical’s perception
Fear of the extremes creates tribal divide
The pain reveals the inside of us all
What they find is masked from the outside
Far from home, heart turns to stone

They classify and ‘purify’
To occupy the young mind
They terrify, then pacify
To satisfy the party line

Both hands tied and neutralised
Crucified and forced to lie
Piece by piece destroyed and broken down and ready to define
The world that I see
That’ll soon belong to me

They classify and ‘purify’
To occupy the young mind
They terrify, then pacify
To satisfy the party line.

The story now unfolds
The beast assumes the control