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Anubian Lights

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1 stars I happened on this album by chance and saw a sticker on the sleeve mentioning Nik Turner, Simon House and Del Dettmar from Hawkwind as part of the band behind this album and I thought "wow ! Hawkwind is back with Simon House, partly responsible for Hawkwind's progressive side. And... what a disapointment ! This is typically new age music as far as I'm concerned. Well, I didn't have any new age albums and decided to keep this one for Hawkwind's sake. So this is really for Hawkwind collectors !
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Posted Thursday, February 24, 2005 | Review Permalink
4 stars I'll be straight up! Excellent addition to anyone collecting rare progressive ambient music. The majority of tracks offering an experience in Middle Eastern sounds taking you through the desert lands... This is a good one! (Or else I wouldnt be searching to buy & replace it again.) Ie: Not an impulse buy!!! -Later
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Posted Sunday, July 24, 2005 | Review Permalink
4 stars 3.75 stars

This is typical, trippy material that you'd expect from a collaboration with Nik Tuner. The band isn't going to bowl you over with virtuoso musicianship or strange time signatures or the like. That's not their intent nor their purpose. If you are a Nik Turner fan, you'll recognize many of the tracks on this disc from his last few live albums. This album is an extension of the Egyptian mythology themes explored in his first solo album, though more laid back and drawn out. It's more of a Nik Turner influenced effort than anything else. Subsequent releases did not involve Nik and it is easy to see why they aren't anywhere close to the coolness of this particular release.

The music is an amalgamation of techno, electronica, middle eastern themes, and psychedelia. None of this is earth shattering or genre defining. It's simply light and trippy, something that requires little thought from the listener and yet it lets your mind wander of its own accord. Something about this album drags me in again and again. It's been one my faves since the day I bought it. There are times when an album is more than the sum of its parts like when the concept works and doesn't try to be more than what it is.

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Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2006 | Review Permalink

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