25th Art Rock Show: The Second Hand

The Second Hand is het vierde studio-album van de in 2004 opgerichte Australische band Anubis. Het is net als eerder werk een conceptalbum. Muzikaal gezien grijpt Anubis terug op de eerste twee albums: de stilistische diversiteit van het debuut “230503” uit 2009 gecombineerd met het klassieke progressieve rockgeluid van “A Tower Of Silence” uit 2011.

Prog Sphere review: “The Second Hand is an amazing journey filled with passages of extreme high intensity, soft introspection, delicate acoustic transitions, and high exaltation. In places it will instantly take you from a powerful, relentless, drummer Steven Eaton driven musical blitzkrieg to a soft and inspiring dreamy acoustic passage. Tons of ideas and melodies flow through the album, and even though the inspired instrumental parts and the odd time signatures are always there, the music and the melodies remain accessible for anyone. There’s just so much talent here.

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The Second Hand lives in that magical sweet spot where the listener doesn’t know what is coming next, but when it happens recognizes it couldn’t have gone any other way. It should go without saying that if you’re already an Anubis fan you will absolutely love this album. It is well within the “typical” style of complex music enhanced with adequate lyrics.

The album is amped up into something unique. It is clear evidence that Anubis is continuing to grow and elevate the quality of its music. Then again, it’s hard to imagine there is a ceiling to the quality of this band’s output. There simply are no weaknesses in this lineup and each member provides a powerful contribution that makes the whole even greater.”

Naast Anubis met The Second Hand hebben we deze week: Frequency Drift (Ghosts), Cosmos (The Deciding Moments of Your Life), Aranis (Made in Belgium II), Kollár Attila (Progrock ’55), and 7 for 4 (Contact).

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 18.00 & 18.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 18.00 & 18.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday / Zaterdag 12.00 – 18.00
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